Battle of the Boers, Corrie Sanders vs Gerrie Coetzee

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  1. Devon

    Devon Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 31, 2018
    Battle of the Boers.
    Who wins this matchup?
  2. Greg Price99

    Greg Price99 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 17, 2018
    In their respective primes, Sanders, imo.
  3. BCS8

    BCS8 VIP Member Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Sanders and I'd put money on it. He's a harder, faster, more accurate puncher. Coetzee could crack for sure but Sanders is the guy with the numerous other boxers saying that he was the biggest hitter they ever faced. I also think that primes, Sanders had the stamina and footwork edge too.
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  4. Totentanz.

    Totentanz. Gator Wrestler Extraordinaire Full Member

    Jun 11, 2024
    I think I'll pick Coetzee for this one. Coetzee was more durable, more dangerous, and had no issues dealing with faster fighters. He'd find Sanders' chin like he did with Dokes, Thomas, and Snipes, and take him out, as Sanders wasn't extremely durable when it came down to getting hit.
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  5. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo VIP Member Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    I’m not comfortable betting on either man. I’ll just say that it would be a good fight and the winner is up for grabs
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  6. HistoryZero26

    HistoryZero26 Active Member Full Member

    Jan 6, 2024
  7. Seamus

    Seamus Proud Kulak Full Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    Never really bought into Coetzee. He hit alright but was pretty methodic and predictable, not a ton of speed or snap unless you were right on the end of his punches. Corrie seemed a much more nature, dynamic puncher and a guy who really dug into a firefight when necessary. He had really quick hands and threw punches in bunches.

    I would be quite confident picking Sanders by KO in this one.
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  8. Saintpat

    Saintpat Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 26, 2009
    I’ll side with Gerrie’s chin and durability over Corrie’s stamina.

    Coetzee well behind after a five-round beatdown but is hanging in there when Sanders starts thinking about his tee time and wilting as he runs out of gas. Bionic right hand takes over and by nine Corrie is done.
  9. Pepsi Dioxide

    Pepsi Dioxide Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 22, 2020
    I see it this way as well, but I'm not counting out an early Sanders KO either. Longer the fight goes on the more it heavily leans towards Gerrie.