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Corrie Sanders Record

Total Fights46
Title Wins1
Title Defenses0
Title-Fight KOs1
KO Wins31
KO Losses4
Corrie Sanders Record & Stats
Corrie Sanders' Record
Corrie Sanders' boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Corrie Sanders' boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 18 years and 10 months, Corrie Sanders fought 46 times with 42 wins and 4 losses.

      Sanders' boxing record after his last fight was 42-4, which included one heavyweight world-title win. He had a 67.4% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 31 of his total 46 fights being knockout wins, one of which was in a title fight. Sanders suffered four knockout losses in his career, one of which was against Vitali Klitschko in a heavyweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 1st round TKO defeat to Osborne Machimana on February 2, 2008.

      Some of Sanders' best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Wladimir Klitschko, Carlos de León, Al Cole, Bobby Czyz, Michael Sprott, Daniel Bispo, and Alexey Varakin.

      46Feb 2, 200842Osborne MachimanaLossTKO1
      45May 12, 200741Daniel BispoWinUD
      44Nov 24, 200640Colin WilsonWinTKO2
      43Dec 14, 200438Alexey VarakinWinKO2
      42Apr 24, 200438Vitali KlitschkoLoss *TKO8
      41Mar 8, 200337Wladimir KlitschkoWin *TKO2
      40Nov 9, 200236Otis TisdaleWinTKO2
      39Nov 3, 200135Michael SprottWinTKO1
      38May 20, 200034Hasim RahmanLossTKO7
      37Feb 19, 200034Al ColeWinTKO1
      36Jul 2, 199933Jorge ValdesWinTKO1
      35Jun 12, 199832Bobby CzyzWinTKO2
      34Nov 15, 199731Ross PurittyWinUD
      33Feb 7, 199731Arthur WeathersWinTKO1
      32Sep 12, 199630Olian AlexanderWinTKO2
      31Aug 20, 199630Sean HartWinTKO2
      30Jul 20, 199630Curtis ShepardWinKO1
      29Jan 26, 199630Keith FletcherWinKO4
      28Aug 5, 199529James PritchardWinTKO4
      27Apr 1, 199529Nikolay KulpinWinUD
      26Sep 24, 199428Garing LaneWinPTS
      25Aug 13, 199428Carlos de LeónWinTKO1
      24May 21, 199428Nate TubbsLossKO2
      23Mar 19, 199428Mike WilliamsWinKO1
      22Feb 5, 199428Marshall TillmanWinTKO6
      21Nov 6, 199327Levi BillupsWinKO1
      20Sep 4, 199327George StephensWinTKO1
      19Jun 6, 199327Bert CooperWinTKO3
      18Apr 17, 199327Matthew BrooksWinTKO1
      17Oct 24, 199226Johnny NelsonWinUD
      16Aug 22, 199226Mike EvansWinUD
      15May 9, 199226Mike DixonWinPTS
      14Feb 22, 199226Anthony WadeWinUD
      13Nov 23, 199125Art CardWinTKO1
      12Sep 28, 199125Mike RouseWinUD
      11Jul 27, 199125Johnny DuPlooyWinKO1
      10Apr 6, 199125Steve GeeWinTKO4
      9Nov 8, 199024Steve ZouskiWinUD
      8Aug 4, 199024Moses MthamaWinTKO1
      7May 23, 199024Jorge VilchisWinKO1
      6Mar 29, 199024Weaver QwabeWinTKO1
      5Sep 9, 198923Samson MahlanguWinTKO3
      4Aug 5, 198923Gideon HlongwaWinTKO3
      3May 27, 198923David MalatsiWinTKO1
      2Apr 24, 198923Prince TukaneWinPTS
      1Apr 2, 198923King Kong DyubeleWinTKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Corrie Sanders (The Sniper) was a South African professional boxer. He was born in Brits, North West, South Africa on January 7, 1966. He was a heavyweight world champion. Sanders died on September 23, 2012 at the age of 46 years. His professional boxing career spanned more than 18 years — from 1989 to 2008.

      Sanders made his professional boxing debut against King Kong Dyubele at the age of 23 on April 2, 1989, defeating Dyubele via 1st round TKO. He went on to win 22 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 15 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 37 on March 8, 2003 after 40 professional fights, against Wladimir Klitschko for the heavyweight WBO title. He defeated Klitschko via 2nd round TKO to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

      Sanders won one world title at heavyweight. For all the details about Sanders' world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Sanders had a total of four losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Osborne Machimana at 42 years of age, on February 2, 2008. Sanders lost the fight via 1st round TKO.


      Sanders had a total of two world-title fights, which includes winning one world title and zero successful title defenses. He won one of these fights and lost one.

      Title Wins

      Corrie Sanders fought for a heavyweight world title in two fights and won once, which came via way of stoppage. He won one heavyweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Mar 8, 2003Wladimir KlitschkoHeavyweightWBOTKO


      Sanders fought a total of 46 times during his professional career, which includes 2 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. These four fights are the highlight of his career.

      • August 13, 1994: Corrie Sanders puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating Carlos de León via 1st round TKO.

      • June 12, 1998: Corrie Sanders beats Bobby Czyz via 2nd round TKO.

      • February 19, 2000: Corrie Sanders beats Al Cole via 1st round TKO.

      • March 8, 2003: Sanders wins his first world title by defeating Wladimir Klitschko via 2nd round TKO. He is now the WBO heavyweight world champion.


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