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Old 05-19-2008, 09:41 AM   #45
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Default Re: What Fighter's Downfall Saddened You The Most?

Originally Posted by Bummy Davis
No, Coetzee was shot by then, the man could always take a good punch but seemed to lose his chin in that fight and others after, the Bruno fight was another...Page was in shape for that fight and was a good fighter when fit..garbage when he was not
Coetzee was possibly peak ability wise when Page beat him, and coming off his finest victory ever. Prior to the Dokes fight he had hired Jackie McCoy who made a very significant difference to his confidence as well as helping him find his left hand again and fight with more purpose and plan. Page had a very powerful right hand and it was a punishing weapon when he was in shape. In this fight Coetzee took plenty of big right hands and was knocked out brutally at the end. We can blame the Page KO for Coetzee's thereafter chin troubles. It's actually a quite brutal fight. Both men take some huge artillery.
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