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Gerrie Coetzee boxer

Gerrie Coetzee image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 3½″/192cm
Reach 81″/206cm
Debut 1974-09-14
Born 1955-04-08
Nationality South Africa
Residence Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa
bouts
40
won
33
lost
6
draw
1
bouts
40
won
33
lost
6
draw
1
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 3½″/192cm
Reach 81″/206cm
Debut 1974-09-14
Born 1955-04-08
Nationality South Africa
Residence Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Gerhardus Christian "Gerrie" Coetzee (born 8 April 1955) is a South African former professional boxer who competed from 1974 to 1986, and in 1993 and 1997. He was the first boxer from the African continent ever to fight for, and win, a world heavyweight championship, having held the WBA title from 1983 to 1984.

Gerhardus Christian "Gerrie" Coetzee (born 8 April 1955) is a South African former professional boxer who competed from 1974 to 1986, and in 1993 and 1997. He was the first boxer from the African continent ever to fight for, and win, a world heavyweight championship, having held the WBA title from 1983 to 1984.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
June 8, 1997 Iran Barkley WWWWWW Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood vacant World Boxing Board Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Jan. 10, 1997 Dan Kosmicki WLLLLL Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 1, 1993 West Turner WLWWLL Arco Arena, Sacramento WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 27, 1993 Dave Fiddler LWLWLD Arco Arena, Sacramento WIN
KO
March 4, 1986 Frank Bruno WWWWWW Wembley Arena, Wembley LOSS
KO
Sept. 7, 1985 James Tillis WWWLWL Ellis Park Rugby Stadium, Johannesburg WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 1, 1984 Greg Page WWWWLL Superbowl, Sun City World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
Sept. 23, 1983 Michael Dokes WWWWWD Richfield Coliseum, Richfield World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Jan. 22, 1983 Pinklon Thomas WWWWWW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City DRAW
Points
Sept. 11, 1982 Stan Ward WWWLWW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
March 27, 1982 Scott LeDoux WLWWLW Rand Stadium, Johannesburg WIN
KO
Feb. 13, 1982 Fossie Schmidt WWWWWL Rand Stadium, Johannesburg WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 31, 1981 Leroy Caldwell LWWWWW Ellis Park Tennis Stadium, Johannesburg WIN
KO
Aug. 9, 1981 Renaldo Snipes WWWWWW New Westcester Town Hall, Tarrytown LOSS
Split-decision
March 14, 1981 George Chaplin WWWWLD Aloha Stadium, Honolulu WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 25, 1980 Mike Weaver WWLWWW Superbowl, Sun City World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
April 19, 1980 Mike Koranicki WDWLLW Rand Stadium, Johannesburg WIN
KO
Oct. 20, 1979 John Tate WWWWWW Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria vacant World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 24, 1979 Leon Spinks WWDWWL Chapiteau de l'Espace Fontvieille, Fontvieille WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 15, 1978 Ibar Arrington WWWWLL New Kingsmead Soccer Stadium, Durban WIN
Points
May 26, 1978 Randy Stephens WLLWWW Film Trust Arena, Johannesburg WIN
Points
Dec. 3, 1977 Johnny Boudreaux WWWLWL Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg WIN
KO
Oct. 29, 1977 Tom Prater WWLLWL Ellis Park Tennis Stadium, Johannesburg WIN
Corner retirement
April 16, 1977 Mike Schutte WWWLWW Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg South African Heavyweight

WIN
Points
March 19, 1977 Pierre Fourie WLLWWW Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg South African Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Nov. 27, 1976 James Mathatho WWLWWW Rand Stadium, Johannesburg South African Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 30, 1976 Kallie Knoetze WWWWWL Rand Stadium, Johannesburg WIN
Points
Aug. 16, 1976 Mike Schutte WWWWWW West Ridge Tennis Stadium, Durban South African Heavyweight

WIN
DQ
July 17, 1976 Ron Stander WWLWLW Film Trust Arena, Kensington, Johannesburg WIN
Corner retirement
April 10, 1976 Jimmy Richards WWWDLL Portuguese Hall, Johannesburg vacant South African - Transvaal (White) Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 22, 1976 Hartmut Sasse WWLLLL Ellis Park Tennis Stadium, Johannesburg WIN
Points
Feb. 28, 1976 Jimmy Richards WWWWDL Wembley Ice Rink, Johannesburg WIN
Points
Oct. 27, 1975 Chris Roos DLLWDL Wembley Ice Rink, Johannesburg WIN
Technical knockout
June 27, 1975 Hennie Thoonen WWLLWL Ellis Park Tennis Stadium, Johannesburg WIN
Technical knockout
June 7, 1975 Amedeo Laureti WWLLDL Wembley Ice Rink, Johannesburg WIN
Points
May 5, 1975 Hennie Thoonen WWWWL Ellis Park Tennis Stadium, Johannesburg WIN
Points
Feb. 22, 1975 Steve Foley LLLDWL Ellis Park Tennis Stadium, Johannesburg WIN
KO
Nov. 2, 1974 Kosie Oosthuizen WW Badminton Hall, Showgrounds, Pretoria WIN
KO
Oct. 26, 1974 Bert van Nikkelen Kuyper LWLLLW Rand Stadium, Johannesburg WIN
KO
Sept. 14, 1974 Chris Roos WDLLWD Portuguese Hall, Johannesburg WIN
Points