Johnny du Plooy dies

Cape Town - Former South African heavyweight boxer Johnny du Plooy has died. He was 48.

In his 33-fight career he compiled an overall record of 27 wins, 5 losses, and 1 draw, including 22 wins by knock out.

All losses were stoppage losses to well-known opponents - Mike Weaver, Renaldo Snipes, Francesco Damiani, Pierre Coetzer, Corrie Sanders.

Du Plooy battled a heart condition last year, during which he was hospitalised for eight days and lost 21kg in the process. His exact cause of death is yet to be confirmed.

Du Plooy's death comes nearly seven months after Sanders died after being shot in Brits.
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