When match officials go bad

03 May 2020 - 00:00 By Sunday Times reporters

A devil of a time

When Gerrie Coetzee lost his WBA heavyweight crown to Greg Page by knockout at Sun City in 1984, the eighth round lasted more than four minutes. Somehow the timekeeper failed to ring the bell ending the round after the traditional three minutes and let it continue until Coetzee was knocked onto his back and counted out more than a minute after it should have ended...

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