• Short Summary

    Black America boxer John Tate fights white South African Gerrie Coetzee in Pretoria on Saturday night (20 October) in a world heavyweight title bout.

  • Description

    Black America boxer John Tate fights white South African Gerrie Coetzee in Pretoria on Saturday night (20 October) in a world heavyweight title bout. The fight will decide who inherits the World Boxing Association (WBA) crown vacated by Mohammad Ali.

    SYNOPSIS: Tate finished his final workout in Johannesburg. He--like Coetzee--is undefeated, but the bookies give Coetzee the edge, although everyone agrees it's going to be a close fight. At the weigh-in, Tate had an 8 kilogramme (17 pound) weight advantage over Coetzee. His aided said he was at least 2 kilos (5 pounds) heavier that his normal fighting weight--auguring a short battle, one way or the other.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5DJ70JY8AMLY1ZXCBF7JPVUCQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5DJ70JY8AMLY1ZXCBF7JPVUCQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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