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Hutch

Damn I HATE to hear crap like this! Rip MR Sanders if you could have only gotten a fair one, the out come would have been much different.

Posted October 6, 2012 7:01 pm 


PigMan

Hope those a-holes who murdered Corrie get whats coming to them. Just watched Sanders/Rahman and what a slug fest that was. Corrie did not know how to hold on and recover. Good action though. Manny Steward could have helped him be a better fighter. He sure could punch hard!!

Posted October 6, 2012 4:48 pm 


PigMan

Ray been out huntin gators .

Posted October 6, 2012 4:44 pm 


Baronleone

HEY RAY GORDON REID – Where the H-E-Dbl-Toothpicks you been? How’s it going man? Good to see you back @ ESB…

Posted October 6, 2012 3:50 pm 


Decker

Sanders 2 fights w/the K bros, when he was well into his 30s, shows what potential he had. If only he had concentrated his efforts in boxing he most likley would have won multiple titles – had an even more accomplished career !

A true warrior. RIP.

Posted October 6, 2012 11:08 am 


RAY GORDON REID

RIP CORRIE 11.O5 AM 1O/6/2012

Posted October 6, 2012 11:01 am 


RIO

The ‘gentlemen’ that did the shooting will have three meals and a roof for their deed for the rest of their worthless existence. Corrie gets a small box in the cold earth. How can you rest in peace with those facts in your face?

Posted October 6, 2012 5:21 am 


JJ1

I hope he rests in peace! He was a great warrior with the heart of a lion. Maybe not the best but he was a very dangerous fighter. I believe that his fight with Vitaly Klitscho was one of the best HW fights in recent years.

Posted October 6, 2012 4:04 am 


the voice of reason

What a sad f****** story this is. A great man like sanders taken out by a worthless peice of dogs***. In an ideal world he should be tortured and skinnned alive but unfortunately the best we can hope for is that this c*** rots in prison and suffers for the rest of his days. Just brings it home to you how fragile life is. one second and its all over. Corrie sanders – this was a MAN

Posted October 6, 2012 3:49 am 


jackson

the greatest compliment jerry quarry ever received was from george foreman, who said he ducked him. jerry specialized in taking out big, strong fighters with his counterpunching..lyle and shavers as well as several more were on his list. the greatest compliment sanders ever received was when lewis admitted ducking him. it didnt mean quarry or sanders were anywhere near as great as foreman and lewis, but it meant their style was a nightmare for them. god bless and rest in peace mister sanders….

Posted October 6, 2012 12:39 am 


jackson

sanders could have been a truly great heavyweight…training was the issue…and often, lack of interest. in his day, southpaws were often avoided. lewis never fought one, which is typical. they are very problematic for heavyweights, because one punch is all it takes and its easy to get in the wrong position at the wrong moment with a southpaw, whereas they are used to fighting an inverted image. sanders was one of the fastest, hardest hitting heavyweights who ever lived. but he didnt properly learn to box nor was he usually in shape. against rahman he claimed to not have been able to run because of a bad knee, so came out firing. if he had been in shape he might have pulled off a bigger upset in beating lewis.

Posted October 6, 2012 12:36 am 


Fox

He never had Vitali… it was close but it was beyond Sanders…

Posted October 5, 2012 11:46 pm 


Hidalgo

Sanders KO of Wlad was incredible. Especially because he did it after Wlad nearly took him out.

Posted October 5, 2012 11:36 pm 


Anthony

“Sanders shocked the world and dominated Klitschko with his left hooter, yet again the underdog rose to occasion.”

Wow!

Posted October 5, 2012 9:37 pm 


uncle poopie

Sad news, indeed. Requiescat in pace, Corrie.

Posted October 5, 2012 7:32 pm 


Phenyo Molefe

Hi BoxingNut; it is alleged that Saunders was initially turned away from the private hospital as he did not have private healthcare cover and then later another hospital as the incident did not occur within their prescribed coverage area. It has been rumoured that folk will often claim to have been injured in the province in question just so they have access to Steve Biko hospital. However hopefully the investigation will unveil the truth of what unfolded that evening. If any hospital was found to have to turned him away it could bring legal problems for the hospital/s in question.

Posted October 5, 2012 4:26 pm 


Gorlav

Legend, he almost had Vitali, and cleanly dealt to wladimir with ease.

Posted October 5, 2012 4:12 pm 


Boxingnut76

In the article it said Sanders’ was not admitted to the first hospital? Why? Does any one know?

RIP Champ.

Posted October 5, 2012 4:01 pm 


Slim Whitman

His laurels will never fade! We’ll always remember the contributions and potential of The Sniper! R.I.P. Corrie.

Posted October 5, 2012 3:46 pm 


Balou Armash

Too bad Corrie preferred golf over boxing. Had he concentrated on the latter and acquired a top tier trainer to work with – who knows what he could have accomplised in the sport. It’s small consolation, but at least the thugs that murdered him are off the streets and should soon face justice [whatever that amounts to in that miserable country].

Posted October 5, 2012 3:34 pm 


Mo-Box

RIP champ. He’ll be forever membered, freakisly fast and powerful, I can’t imagine if he’d been 100% into boxing and in 100% shape – he’d definately would had held multiple HW title belts. But he was a fortunate man, owning farm and being loyal to his family, not just the brutal sport of boxing. Really big loss for humanity, when street thug murderers excel in our lives.

Posted October 5, 2012 1:10 pm 


Gonzo The Dragonborn

Sanders would’ve whooped Rahman had he been in shape. He’d only fought 4 rounds in a year and a half (about 7 minutes of action in total) and I’m pretty sure he’d suffered quite a bad knee injury by that point of his career and he could barely do any roadwork anymore. He also suffered from bad hands throughout his career, breaking/hurting them in fights too. He had natural talent to burn and was a outstanding athlete as well (clocked a 10.9 in the 100 meters, and excelled at rugby, tennis, and golf). I’ve heard some question his power, that it was more about speed than brute force, but that’s nonsense. Obviously he was blessed with freakishly fast hands for a man of his dimensions. However, he also had serious power in both hands. Michael Sprott has fought and sparred against a who’s who of the heavyweight division and he said Sanders was EASILY the hardest puncher he’d ever fought, and Sprott came to that conclusion after spending a mere 85 seconds in the ring with Corrie. Sanders was very dangerous early and he had a bit of a rep for being able to get durable guys out of there early, fighters that had taken other noted bangers the distance or into the late rounds.

Posted October 5, 2012 12:27 pm 


terror tim

I will never forget when he knocked out Waldimir. I was shocked. Sanders could have very well been a lot better had his first love had been boxing and not golf. RIP champ.

Posted October 5, 2012 11:38 am 


Neil (pomy)

Yeah … Rahman-v-Sanders was an excellent brawl.

Posted October 5, 2012 10:59 am 


Alonzo

I had no idea that Rahman/Sanders was a lot like Foreman/Lyle. That was fantastic! It’s interesting seeing the Wlad of today and comparing him to the younger man that had not yet quite grown into his reach yet.

Posted October 5, 2012 10:54 am 


Swedish Boxing Fan

I hope you will find peaice in the after life champ. May justice be bringed to the guilty murderers and they shall forever be worried and afraid about there future.

Posted October 5, 2012 10:31 am 



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