Blast from the past: Mike bobs and Weavers to KO Coetzee for the ...

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Blast from the past: Mike bobs and Weavers to KO Coetzee for the title

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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 to win the series 2-0. Wingers Ray Mordt and Gerrie Germishuys scored two tries apiece, with centre Danie Gerber and captain Morne du Plessis also dotting down...

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