Champion boxer Gerrie Coetzee handed away on the age of 67.
The previous heavyweight world champion fought folks like Frank Bruno.
He additionally held the world heavyweight championship from 1983 to 1984 and was the primary fighter from Africa to compete for and win it.
He competed once more in 1993 and 1997 along with 1974 to 1986.
Moreover, he defeated Michael Dokes and Leon Spinks, the earlier undisputed heavyweight champion, through knockout.
In a 1986 struggle, Coetzee misplaced to British opponent Frank Bruno after being knocked out.
Earlier than his passing on Thursday night time, he had been battling most cancers.
Clinton van der Berg, a sports activities blogger, declared: “A titan has fallen. Sadly, the Boksburg Bomber handed away from sickness.
“Nearly precisely 40 years after his nice triumph – successful the WBA heavyweight championship by Tenth-round KO towards Mike Dokes – Gerrie Coetzee has died aged 67.
“One in all my boyhood heroes. RIP.”