Former heavyweight boxing world champion Corrie Sanders has died of wounds he received during an armed robbery at a South African restaurant.
Sanders was celebrating his daughter’s 21st birthday in the city of Brits in the north-west of the country when a group of three robbers entered the restaurant.
The perpetrators opened erratic gunfire, from which the boxer received stomach and arm wounds.
The 46-year-old was taken to hospital, but the doctors were unable to save his life.
Sanders finished his boxing career back in 2008, with a record 42 wins (31 KOs) and four defeats.
The South African became the WBO champion in 2003, knocking out the current top heavyweight in the world, Wladimir Klitschko, to create one of the biggest upsets in boxing history.
The following year, he fought the elder Klitschko brother, Vitaly, but lost by TKO.