Name: Gerrie Coetzee
Alias: The Bionic Hand
Birth Name: Gerhardus Christian Coetzee
Birthplace: Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Hometown: Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Height: 6′ 2½″ / 189cm
Reach: 81″ / 206cm
Boxing Record: click
Managers: Hal Tucker, Jock Lewin, Peter Venison
Trainers: Flip Coetzee, Willie Locke, Jackie McCoy (1983 - ?)
Gerrie Coetzee Gallery
- In his amateur career Coetzee lost only 7 bouts out of 192 total encounters, three of which were to future heavyweight contender Kallie Knoetze.
- Made the cover of the Nov. 1983 The Ring magazine.
- Coetzee had 23 right hand surgeries.
| WBA Heavyweight Champion
1983 Sep 23 – 1984 Dec 1