Blast from the past: Boks boot their way to World Cup glory

19 October 2021 - 19:37

Today in SA sports history: October 20

1979 — In the biggest boxing fight held in SA, Gerrie Coetzee loses in his first bid for the world heavyweight title that had been vacated by Muhammad Ali. The Boksburg Bomber lost a 15-round unanimous points decision to American John Tate. More than 80,000 fans packed into Loftus Versfeld to watch the showdown between the two undefeated boxers...

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