Blasts from the past: Weaver donders Coetzee at Sun City

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Blasts from the past: Weaver donders Coetzee at Sun City

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Today in SA sports history: October 25

1980 — Gerrie Coetzee loses his second shot at the world heavyweight title when he is knocked out in the 13th round by Mike Weaver in a makeshift stadium at Sun City. Coetzee had hurt Weaver in the eighth round, but was unable to put him away. Weaver came back strongly while Coetzee faded.

1980 — The Springboks score six tries as they beat South America 30-16 in the final second Test in Santiago. Wingers Ray Mordt and Gerrie Germishuys score two tries apiece, with centre Danie Gerber and captain Morne du Plessis also dotting down. SA won the series 2-0...

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