- Sep 1, 2006
True, he was outweighed by the big American.Gerrie punched way above his weight literally. He was relatively light for a heavyweight at under 100 kilos while Tate weighed 110 to 150 kg at different points in his career.
Tate was a good, solid fighter but never the same after getting k.o'd by Weaver back in '80. He was winning that fight easily but got caught with a few seconds left in the 15th and final round. He had a very short prime.
Gerrie was an all-rounder in terms of being able to box and punch. Very unlucky when he lost his title to Greg Page. The round he got knocked out in lasted almost 4 minutes. The timekeeper was fast asleep. That fight is also known for that idiot local commentator-Bert Blewett, trying to somehow Americanize Gerrie's surname by intentionally pronouncing it as "Kootzie". lol