Iran Barkley vs. Gerrie Coetzee
1997-06-08 : Iran Barkley 229½ lbs beat Gerrie Coetzee 253 lbs by TKO at 2:07 in round 10 of 12
- Location: Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, California, USA
- Referee: Robert Byrd
- Judge: Marty Denkin
- Judge: Michael Tate
- Judge: Pat Russell
- WBB Heavyweight Title (Vacant title)
- Weights: Barkley 229 1/2 lbs, Coetzee 253 lbs
- Time: 2:07
- Aired on: ESPN2
- 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.