This Day In Sport – December 11

They say we should use this time to learn something new – so we thought we’d offer up a history lesson free of charge!

We’re going to be recapping all the important sporting moments each and every day on the Ladbrokes Blog.

So if it’s AFL, NRL, Basketball, Cricket, Golf or even Wrestling, be sure to return each morning as we take a trip back through the history books to relive some of the great and important sporting moments in This Day In Sport!

2005- Aussie Golf Slam

Robert Allenby became the first man to win the Australasian PGA Tour’s Triple-Crown as a result of a play-off victory at Huntingdale in the Australian Masters.

Allenby took on Bubba Watson from the USA in a sudden death play-off on the 18th hole in where the hometown hero holding the ball on his fourth shot clinching victory.

The win would follow Allenby’s victories in the Australian PGA and Open championships over the previous fortnight.

1981 – Ali’s Last Fight

An overweight 39-year-old Muhammad Ali lost his last fight, which was a unanimous 10-round decission awarded to Trevor Berbick.

The fight was held at Berbick at Nassau in the Bahamas where Ali would be pounded by the far fitter, younger and lighter Berbick.

The three-time heavyweight champion of the world retred with a 56-6 record.

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