Re: Prime Pierre Coetzer in Today's Heavyweight Landscape
Depends who he's matched with. Bowe did need to low-blow him into submission after a toe-to-toe slugging match. I'd give him a tiny chance against Wlad simply because he's mean and durable enough to try to get inside consistently rather than hanging on the fringes and getting jabbed to death. He almost certainly loses, but Wlad's chin gives him an inkling of a chance. Povetkin would be an interesting fight, since the latter can be lured into slugging at times. Still probably loses. If Helenius doesn't improve, Coetzer could probably beat him. Arreola too. Most of the others probably outbox him.
Somebody with porous defense who wants to stand and slug with Coetzer is probably the best opponent.