Blast from the past: Bruno makes short work of Coetzee

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Blast from the past: Bruno makes short work of Coetzee

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Today in SA sports history: March 4

1986 — Gerrie Coetzee takes on young British heavyweight hope Frank Bruno at Wembley in London and gets blown out in the first round, losing his status as a world title contender. Coetzee had been the mandatory contender for the WBA crown he had lost in December 1984 on a controversial eighth-round knockout, but Bruno went on to fight for the belt later that year.

1995 — Vuyani Bungu makes the second defence of his IBF junior-featherweight title, beating Mohammed Nurhuda of Indonesia on points at the Carousel casino...

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