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Klitschko remembers Corrie Sanders

Updated: September 27, 2012, 8:52 AM ET
Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG -- Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko paid tribute to late boxer Corrie Sanders on Thursday, saying the South African made him the fighter he is today.

Klitschko said his shocking second-round knockout against Sanders to lose his WBO title in 2003 was pivotal in his later dominance of the heavyweight division.

Sanders died last weekend after being shot by robbers during a family celebration at a restaurant in a small town in northern South Africa.

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