Former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
ďA Goal Is A Dream With Itís Feet On The GroundĒ
Former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Gerrie Coetzee and  motivational speaker will go down in history as one of the greatest fighters  South Africa has ever produced.    Coetzee left an indelible mark on South African  sport by knocking out  Leon  Spinks in the first  round,  which  went   30  rounds in two fights against  Mohamed Ali, beating Ali in the first fight and narrowly lost the second fight.  Michael Dokes was knocked out in the tenth round on 23 September  1983, in Akron, Ohio, to become the WBA's Heavyweight Champion of  the World.    South Africans celebrated till early morning hours all over the World. Gerrie  Coetzee became a hero overnight not only in South Africa,  but all over the  world. 
Gerrie Coetzee has a passion for empowering others to  excel and succeed. His personal story of struggle and  perseverance is an inspiration for everyone.    With courage and a strong commitment, he pursued his  ambitions and reach the top ranking in sport to become the first  South African to won the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion  title.  Born in Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa, Gerrie grew up poor  and hard, where many would see nothing but overwhelming  odds stacked against them, he saw an abundance of  opportunity to pursue his dreams.  A spirit of never-quit, hard work and always be positive  provided him the platform to live his dreams. 

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