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Klitschko said his shock second-round knockout to 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.

“The loss against him changed a side of my character tremendously, it made me tougher and it made me better,” the younger Klitschko brother told Eyewitness News radio from Germany. “Without my experience with Corrie I wouldn’t be the same way.”

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