Did Gerrie Coetzee bite Leon Spinks?

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  1. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I think he was just tickling Leon with his moustache though.
     
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  2. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    Didn’t he get nicked for impersonating a dentist?
     
  3. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Actually, 42 years after the fact. (LOL)

    Gerrie didn't bite him.
     
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  4. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    He was trained as a dentist iirc.

    Easier to knock teeth out than to pull them I guess.
     
  5. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    Dry unusual story for an ex champ.
     
  6. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    This win earned Coetzee a fight against John Tate for the vacant WBA world championship.

    Against Big John, Gerrie bit off more than he could chew.
     
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  7. fists of fury

    fists of fury Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Haha, so true. Everyone had a 'tache back then. :D
     
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  8. fists of fury

    fists of fury Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I'll have to double check certain facts, but he did appear in court a few years ago for either not being registered as a dentist or some other irregularity regarding his practice.
     
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