Former heavyweight champion Corrie Sanders is getting ready for his next title fight in Germany. Sanders will arrive to Germany this weekend and will train at the Universum gym in Hamburg as well as in different training camps. In spring of this year he will have his next tune-up contest in Germany on an event of Universum Box-Promotion.
The 39-year-old South African is still respected as being among the hardest punchers in the heavyweight division. Most feared is Sanders’ quality as a quick knockouter as he stopped 18 opponents in the opening round.
Corrie Sanders, 40-3 (30), is a former WBU world champion but reached the peak of his popularity when he knocked out then WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko in round 2 on March 8, 2003, in Hanover, Germany. He followed up with a live and dead battle against older Klitschko brother Vitali in a contest for the WBC world title on April 24, 2004. Vitali Klitschko later admited that he was never hit as hard in his career before and that he was seriously hurt several times during this fight. But in round 8 he managed to stop Sanders who fought bravely until the end even though Klitschko’s punches had already inflicted a lot of damage to his face.
Eight moonths later, on December 14, 2004, Sanders returned to the ring and scored a second round knockout over Russian Alexei Varakin when he fought on a Spotlight boxing show in Austria.
By beginning training for his next fight Sanders actively disproves a misleading report in South African newspapers that pretended he would allegedly hang up his gloves.