Boxer Corrie Sanders dies after armed robbery at restaurant

08:17 (GMT+2) Sun, 23 Sep 2012

Former South African heavyweight boxer, Corrie Sanders died in hospital, after he was wounded during an armed robbery at a restaurant in Brits, North West on Saturday evening.

He was wounded in the stomach, and taken to Kalafong hospital near Pretoria, where he reportedly died on Sunday morning. He was 46.

Sanders became the WBO heavyweight champion in 2003, after defeating Wladimir Klitschko via a second-round knock out that is considered one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight boxing history.