Gerrie Coetzee vs Renaldo Snipes

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Gerrie Coetzee vs Renaldo Snipes
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Date: 
Sunday, August 9, 1981
Location: 
New Westcester Town Hall, Tarrytown, New York, USA
Rounds Scheduled: 
10
Contracted Weight: 
Unlimited
Referee: 
Joe Cortez

Official Judging
Joe Cortez 4 - 5
Carol Castellano 4 - 5
Nick Gamboli 6 - 3

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Coetzee scored two knockdowns over Snipes and lost what was widely viewed as a controversial decision.

"In Tarrytown, NY, unbeaten heavyweight Renaldo Snipes survived two knockdowns and scored a very unpopular split decision Sunday over Gerrie Coetzee of South Africa. Coetzee had Snipes down in the 1st and 4th rounds, and he appeared to be getting much the better of Snipes throughout most of the rest of their scheduled 10 rounder at the New Westchester Theater. Coetzee pounded Snipes with rights and lefts throughout the fight, and Snipes was ready to fall in the 10th round. When ring announcer Frank Shane read the cards, declaring Snipes the winner, the crowd booed loudly and showered the ring with popcorn, ice cubes and other debris." -Wire Services
Unofficial AP scorecard - 7-3 Coetzee
A UPI poll of sportswriters stated, "Every writer polled at ringside had Coetzee well ahead of Snipes by anywhere from eight to six rounds."
NBC, who aired the fight, stated that their switchboard was flooded with calls from viewers protesting the decision.
NY state carried the rule of supplemental points for knockdowns, but the rule was not applied. If it had, Coetzee would have won 6-5-1 on Gamboli and Cortez's cards.
Post fight comment
"It's true, the judges can choose to invoke the points system instead of using rounds, but they did not choose to do so. The decision stands." -Marvin Cohen, Deputy Commissioner of the NYSAC




Averaged Fan Card:

round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Gerrie Coetzee
                                                                    
10
10
10
10
9.75
9
9
10
9
9
Renaldo Snipes
                                                                    
8
9
9
8
9.25
10
10
9
10
10


Fan Cards: Gerrie Coetzee vs Renaldo Snipes


scorecard by NARUTO
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
GERRIE COETZEE
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
9
96
RENALDO SNIPES
8
9
9
8
9
10
10
9
10
10
92


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
GERRIE COETZEE
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
95
RENALDO SNIPES
8
9
9
8
10
10
10
9
10
10
93


scorecard by RORSCHACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
GERRIE COETZEE
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
9
96
RENALDO SNIPES
8
9
9
8
9
10
10
9
10
10
92


scorecard by ENDOFME1994
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
GERRIE COETZEE
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
9
96
RENALDO SNIPES
8
9
9
8
9
10
10
9
10
10
92


Comments

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Coetzee's just not been active enough in the fights I've seen.

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R1: Was already a pretty clear Coetzee round the KD was just icing. 10-8 Coetzee.

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R2: Coetzee controls the round, lands the harder punches and almost drops Snipes for a second time. 10-9 Coetzee.

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R3: Snipes fighting scared, but is starting to land some good shots but the good ones are 1 at a time. Coetzee countering well, and still landing better, the most active fight I've seen by Coetzee by far since the Weaver fight. 10-9 Coetzee.

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R4: Coetzee still the boss, a second KD gives Gerrie another round big. 10-8 Coetzee.

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R5: Coetzee is starting to show signs of trying, though he is still countering well and landing good shots. Snipes is starting to take the play away from Gerrie though, still Coetzee's round. 10-9 Coetzee.

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Have to go to work, so I won't be able to finish this mini RBR.