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Gerrie Coetzee Record

Total Fights40
Title Wins1
Title Defenses0
Title-Fight KOs1
KO Wins21
KO Losses4
Gerrie Coetzee Record & Stats
Gerrie Coetzee's Record
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      What is Gerrie Coetzee's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 22 years and eight months, Gerrie Coetzee fought 40 times with 33 wins, 6 losses, and 1 draw.

      Coetzee retired from professional boxing with a record of 33-6-1, which included one heavyweight world-title win. He had a 52.5% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 21 of his total 40 fights being knockout wins, one of which was in a title fight. Coetzee suffered four knockout losses in his career, two of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 10th round TKO defeat to Iran Barkley on June 8, 1997.

      Some of Coetzee's best fights and notable victories include wins over Leon Spinks, Michael Dokes, Pierre Fourie, Mike Schutte, Ron Stander, Scott LeDoux, and Tom Prater.

      40Jun 8, 199742Iran BarkleyLossTKO10
      39Jan 10, 199741Dan KosmickiWinTKO3
      38Oct 1, 199338West TurnerWinTKO5
      37Aug 27, 199338Dave FiddlerWinKO2
      36Mar 4, 198630Frank BrunoLossKO1
      35Sep 7, 198530James TillisWinUD
      34Dec 1, 198429Greg PageLoss *KO8
      33Sep 23, 198328Michael DokesWin *KO10
      32Jan 22, 198327Pinklon ThomasDrawMD
      31Sep 11, 198227Stan WardWinTKO2
      30Mar 27, 198226Scott LeDouxWinKO8
      29Feb 13, 198226Fossie SchmidtWinRTD4
      28Oct 31, 198126Leroy CaldwellWinKO5
      27Aug 9, 198126Renaldo SnipesLossSD
      26Mar 14, 198125George ChaplinWinUD
      25Oct 25, 198025Mike WeaverLoss *TKO13
      24Apr 19, 198025Mike KoranickiWinKO1
      23Oct 20, 197924John TateLoss *UD
      22Jun 24, 197924Leon SpinksWinTKO1
      21Dec 15, 197823Ibar ArringtonWinPTS
      20May 26, 197823Randy StephensWinPTS
      19Dec 3, 197722Johnny BoudreauxWinKO6
      18Oct 29, 197722Tom PraterWinRTD4
      17Apr 16, 197722Mike SchutteWinPTS
      16Mar 19, 197721Pierre FourieWinKO3
      15Nov 27, 197621James MathathoWinKO7
      14Oct 30, 197621Kallie KnoetzeWinPTS
      13Aug 16, 197621Mike SchutteWinDQ
      12Jul 17, 197621Ron StanderWinRTD8
      11Apr 10, 197621Jimmy RichardsWinTKO9
      10Mar 22, 197620Hartmut SasseWinPTS
      9Feb 28, 197620Jimmy RichardsWinPTS
      8Oct 27, 197520Chris RoosWinTKO3
      7Jun 27, 197520Hennie ThoonenWinTKO3
      6Jun 7, 197520Amedeo LauretiWinPTS
      5May 5, 197520Hennie ThoonenWinPTS
      4Feb 22, 197519Steve FoleyWinKO3
      3Nov 2, 197419Kosie OosthuizenWinKO1
      2Oct 26, 197419Bert Nikkelen KuyperWinKO1
      1Sep 14, 197419Chris RoosWinPTS

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Gerrie Coetzee (The Boksburg Bomber) was a South African professional boxer. He was born in Boksburg, East Rand, Gauteng, South Africa on April 8, 1955. He was a heavyweight world champion. Coetzee died on January 12, 2023 at the age of 67 years. His professional boxing career spanned more than 22 years — from 1974 to 1997.

      Coetzee made his professional boxing debut against Chris Roos at the age of 19 on September 14, 1974, defeating Roos via 4 round PTS. He went on to win 21 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 12 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 24 on October 20, 1979 after 22 professional fights, against John Tate for the WBA (vacant) title. He lost to Tate via 15 round unanimous decision.

      Coetzee won one world title at heavyweight. For all the details about Coetzee's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Coetzee had a total of six losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against American boxer Iran Barkley at 42 years of age, on June 8, 1997. Coetzee lost the fight via 10th round TKO.


      Coetzee had a total of four world-title fights, which includes winning one world title and zero successful title defenses. He won one of these fights and lost three.

      Title Wins

      Gerrie Coetzee fought for a heavyweight world title in three fights and won once, which came via way of stoppage. He won one heavyweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Sep 23, 1983Michael DokesHeavyweightWBAKO

      Title Losses

      Gerrie Coetzee lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Dec 1, 1984Greg PageHeavyweightWBAKO


      Coetzee fought a total of 40 times during his professional career, which includes 4 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. These three fights are the highlight of his career.

      • June 24, 1979: Gerrie Coetzee puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating Leon Spinks via 1st round TKO.

      • October 20, 1979: In his first world-title fight, Gerrie Coetzee loses to John Tate via 15 round unanimous decision. He was fighting for the WBA (vacant) heavyweight title.

      • September 23, 1983: Coetzee wins the WBA heavyweight title from Michael Dokes, by beating Dokes via 10th round KO.


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