Iran Barkley vs. Gerrie Coetzee

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1997-06-08 : Iran Barkley 229½ lbs beat Gerrie Coetzee 253 lbs by TKO at 2:07 in round 10 of 12

  • WBB Heavyweight Title (Vacant title)
  • Weights: Barkley 229 1/2 lbs, Coetzee 253 lbs
  • Time: 2:07
  • Aired on: ESPN2
ESPN 2 Boxing


  • Barkley down in round two. Coetzee suffered a cut nose and a welt below the right eye in round ten. Barkley threw wild left hooks, to Coetzee's jabs. A barrage of left hooks to the head ended Coetzee's career.
  • Announcer Al Bernstein had the fight scored 85-85 entering the tenth round.
  • The blows through round nine were Barkley 168/398 42%, Coetzee 171/335 51%
  • Billed as being for the WBB Super World Heavyweight title. Coetzee appeared too much overweight.