Did Gerrie Coetzee bite Leon Spinks?

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  1. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    All jokes aside it almost looks like he draws Spinks skin with his face a little as he pulls away. He wastes zero time in getting a punch off as they break too.

    Watch really really closely the millisecond his face parts from the skin of Spinks. There's a definite strange effect going on if you watch Spinks shoulder. There's some sort of deformation, but from that?
     
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  2. Colonel Sanders

    Colonel Sanders Classic discussion : small vs big, old vs modern Full Member

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    He licked him, pun intended.
     
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  3. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    It is an odd sequence isn’t it? Why did Coetzee snuggle in like that? He must have scratched Leon with his moustache at the very least.
     
  4. JohnThomas1

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    On really close inspection it's certainly strange.
     
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  5. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    What I find even stranger is that an incident that never happened, with no evidence, that was never complained about (which would have had a good possibility of earning Spinks a DQ win) and with a very plausible alternative explanation ... is suddenly being treated as possible and even probable 30 years after the fact :lol: :rolleyes:
     
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  6. JohnThomas1

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    Have a good look at the parting of skin or whatever it was. You don't find it a little strange?
     
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  7. BoxingFanMike

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    I must have seen this fight ten times
    Never noticed until now. Good thing I am not a detective.
    Weird. Almost looks like he nuzzled him or something. Slinks looks to laugh afterwards.
    Gerrie sure hit him hard after though. Spinks was done after 1st knockdown. I have to think nobody expected Coetzee to hit that hard.
     
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  8. dinovelvet

    dinovelvet Antifanboi Full Member

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    I think he was kissing him tbh
     
  9. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Be real• Full Member

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    Ive seen alternate footage and he actually licked behind Leon’s ear.
     
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  10. Kamikaze

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    Yeah too bad Leon cheated on him with the canvas.
     
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  11. JohnThomas1

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    Ok. That would be just before the little incident i am seeing i think.

    With that taken into account i'm going to go out on a limb and openly wonder if he was sucked on his neck Ala a love bite hence the skin pulling as they parted. Ridiculous but there's something there for sure :lol:
     
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  12. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    Well Gerrie did have that 1980s mustachio look going on didnt he?

    Unless it meant something different in South Africa.
     
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  13. BCS8

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    Moustaches were mandatory in SA at the time. They were measured with a vernier once a year to make sure that every male adult capable of growing one conformed to some basic standards.
     
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  14. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    There was an awful lot of them wasn’t there? Brian Mitchell had one, Pierre Coetzer had a good one. Kallie Knotoetze too... Frans Botha had a blonde one... Corrie Sanders, Cedric Kushner..
     
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  15. Unforgiven

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    Gerrie certainly had the tooth advantage.
     
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