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Old 07-10-2007, 07:39 AM   #15
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Default Re: Frank Bruno questions...

Originally Posted by fists of fury
Coetzee didn't have an iron chin, but it was solid enough. His KO losses usually came late when he had gassed (references: KO by 8 Page and KO by 13 Weaver) and Bruno took Coetzee out in the first with a huge right hand that had Coetzee out cold, lying halfway out of the ring. It was a very impressive KO win for Bruno.

In addition, he is one of maybe 3 guys to really rock a rampaging Tyson with a great left hook in the first round. I think he really shook up Mike more than anyone else managed to do in the 80's with that shot.
Coetzee turned up for the payday,very definitely fat man on his holidays. He was out of shape & didn't seem interested. A couple of years previously he would have handled Bruno.
Likewise Joe Bugner was well past his best. Thoughout his career Bruno was very carefully matched. Terry Lawless his manager, was renowned for picking 'soft touches' for his fighters.
Frank was a good puncher & physical specimen but never good enough to beat the top guys.

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