JOHANNESBURG

South Africa’s former world heavyweight champion Corrie Sanders died of wounds sustained in a shooting at a Pretoria restaurant where he was celebrating his nephew’s 21st birthday, police reported on Sunday.  Three men burst into the restaurant on Saturday evening and fired randomly where the family were dining, shooting Sanders in the stomach and hand as he dived in front of his daughter to protect her.

The 46-year-old died from his injuries on Sunday morning. Police had originally said that Sanders had been there for his daughter’s birthday but the owner of the restaurant clarified that later.