Cookies disclaimer

I agree Our site saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing our website without changing the browser settings you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

Corrie Sanders boxer

Corrie Sanders image
Status inactive
Age 46
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 4″/193cm
Reach 77″/196cm
Debut 1989-04-02
Born 1966-01-07
Death 2012-09-23
Nationality South Africa
Residence Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
bouts
46
won
42
lost
4
draw
0
bouts
46
won
42
lost
4
draw
0
Status inactive
Age 46
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 4″/193cm
Reach 77″/196cm
Debut 1989-04-02
Born 1966-01-07
Death 2012-09-23
Nationality South Africa
Residence Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Cornelius Johannes "Corrie" Sanders (7 January 1966 – 23 September 2012) was a South African professional boxer who competed from 1989 to 2008. He won the WBO heavyweight title in 2003 after knocking out Wladimir Klitschko in two rounds, which was considered one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight boxing history; The Ring magazine named it the Upset of the Year. In 2004, having vacated the WBO title, Sanders faced Wladimir's brother Vitali Klitschko in an unsuccessful challenge for the vacant WBC and Ring heavyweight titles. He also held the WBU heavyweight title from 1997 until 2000.

Cornelius Johannes "Corrie" Sanders (7 January 1966 – 23 September 2012) was a South African professional boxer who competed from 1989 to 2008. He won the WBO heavyweight title in 2003 after knocking out Wladimir Klitschko in two rounds, which was considered one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight boxing history; The Ring magazine named it the Upset of the Year. In 2004, having vacated the WBO title, Sanders faced Wladimir's brother Vitali Klitschko in an unsuccessful challenge for the vacant WBC and Ring heavyweight titles. He also held the WBU heavyweight title from 1997 until 2000.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Feb. 2, 2008 Osborne Machimana LWWLWW Emperors Palace, Kempton Park South African Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
May 12, 2007 Daniel Bispo WLWLLW Emperors Palace, Kempton Park WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 24, 2006 Colin Wilson WWLLWW Convention Centre, Mafikeng WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 14, 2004 Alexey Varakin DLWWLW Freizeit Arena, Soelden WIN
KO
April 24, 2004 Vitali Klitschko WWWWLW Staples Center, Los Angeles vacant World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
March 8, 2003 Wladimir Klitschko WWWWWW Preussag Arena, Hannover World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 9, 2002 Otis Tisdale WWWWLW Coca-Cola Center, Oklahoma City WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 3, 2001 Michael Sprott WWWLWL Carnival City, Brakpan WIN
KO
May 20, 2000 Hasim Rahman WLWWLW Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City World Boxing Union (1995-2004) Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 19, 2000 Alfred Cole LWWDLW Carnival City, Brakpan World Boxing Union (1995-2004) Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 2, 1999 Jorge Valdes LWWLLW Whitchurch Sports Centre, Bristol World Boxing Union (1995-2004) Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 12, 1998 Bobby Czyz WLWWWL Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville World Boxing Union (1995-2004) Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 15, 1997 Ross Puritty LWWWWW Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal vacant World Boxing Union (1995-2004) Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 7, 1997 Arthur Weathers WLWLLL Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 12, 1996 Olian Alexander WWLLLL Huntington Hilton Hotel, Melville WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 20, 1996 Sean Hart WLLLL Madison Square Garden Theater, New York WIN
Technical knockout
July 20, 1996 Curtis Shepard WWLWLW Morula Sun, Mabopane WIN
KO
Jan. 26, 1996 Keith Fletcher WWLWWL Metropole Hotel, Brighton WIN
KO
Aug. 5, 1995 James Pritchard LLLLWL Lujan Building, Albuquerque WIN
Technical knockout
April 1, 1995 Nikolay Kulpin WWLWLW Superbowl, Sun City WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 24, 1994 Garing Lane LWWLLW Wembley Arena, Wembley WIN
Points
Aug. 13, 1994 Carlos De Leon WWWWWW Convention Hall, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
May 21, 1994 Nate Tubbs WWLWWW Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal LOSS
KO
March 19, 1994 Mike Williams WWWWLW Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal WIN
KO
Feb. 5, 1994 Marshall Tillman WLWWLW Aladdin Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 6, 1993 Levi Billups LWLWWL Superbowl, Sun City WIN
KO
Sept. 4, 1993 George Stevens WWWWWW Aladdin Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
June 26, 1993 Bert Cooper WLWWLW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
April 17, 1993 Matthew Brooks DLLLWL Arco Arena, Sacramento WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 24, 1992 Johnny Nelson WWWWLL Morula Sun Casino, Mabopane WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 22, 1992 Mike Evans LWWWWL Superbowl, Sun City WIN
Unanimous decision
May 9, 1992 Mike Dixon WWWWLL Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 22, 1992 Anthony Wade WWWLW Superbowl, Sun City WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 23, 1991 Art Card WLWLL Superbowl, Sun City WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 28, 1991 Mike Rouse WLLLWL Superbowl, Sun City WIN
Unanimous decision
July 27, 1991 Johnny Du Plooy WLWLWW Superbowl, Sun City vacant South African Heavyweight

WIN
KO
April 6, 1991 Steve Gee LLLLLL Dolphin Centre, Darlington WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 8, 1990 Steve Zouski WWWLWW Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 4, 1990 Moses Mthama WWWWLW Superbowl, Sun City WIN
Technical knockout
May 23, 1990 Jorge Vilchis LWLWLW First National Bank Arena, Durban WIN
KO
March 29, 1990 Weaver Qwabe LWLLLW Portuguese Hall, Johannesburg WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 9, 1989 Samson Mahlangu DLWWLW Morula Sun Casino, Mabopane WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 5, 1989 Gideon Hlongwa WWWLWL Superbowl, Sun City WIN
Technical knockout
May 27, 1989 David Malatsi Superbowl, Sun City WIN
Technical knockout
April 24, 1989 Prince Tukane WWWLLL Goodwood Showgrounds, Cape Town WIN
Points
April 2, 1989 King Kong Dyubele LLL Good Hope Centre, Cape Town WIN
Technical knockout