Gerrie Coetzee

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Birthday
8, 1955
Birthplace
South Africa
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
8, 1955 (age 64)
Birthplace
South Africa

About

The first boxer from Africa to fight for, and win, a world heavyweight title. He was WBA Heavyweight champion from 1983 to 1984.

Before Fame

He started his professional career with a staggering 22 consecutive victories.

Trivia

His nickname was The Bionic Hand because of the trouble he always had with his right hand, which underwent several surgeries.

Family Life

He has children named Gerald and Lana.

Associated With

He beat Leon Spinks via TKO on June 24, 1979, a fight which the referee stopped just two minutes in.