It was also interesting about being an amateur during Apartheid. I remember reading that Gerrie Coetzee was energized about the Leon Spinks fight because Leon was an Olympic Gold Medalist. Many amateur boxing experts in the early 70s felt Gerrie had a good shot to win a medal at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, but the world banned South Africa because of the Apartheid policies in 1970. And Gerrie, who wasn't racist like Knoetze, was deprived of his shot at a medal. So he saw the Spinks fight as his Olympic fight. And he just destroyed him. That lack of world amateur competition because the South African boxing teams were banned everywhere, in Coetzer's mind, seems to come up again when he said the South Americans were like pros compared to them and were so much better than the South African amateurs. Regardless, I always liked watching Pierre fight.