Kallie Knoetze

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Kallie Knoetze
Statistics
Real name Nikolaas Jacobus Knoetze
Nickname(s) Die Bek van Boomstraat
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Nationality South African
Born (1953-04-24)April 24, 1953
Roodepoort, South Africa
Boxing record
Total fights 27
Wins 21
Wins by KO 20
Losses 6
Draws 0

Kallie Knoetze (born as Nikolaas Jacobus Knoetze on 24 April 1953 in Pretoria, South Africa) is a retired South African heavyweight boxer.

Boxing career[edit]

As an amateur Knoetze fought future professional world champion fellow South African Gerrie Coetzee six times, each winning three bouts.[1]

Knoetze turned professional in 1976, and started his career with six consecutive KO wins. In his seventh fight he was disqualified against Reinaldo Raul Gorosito, and in his eighth bout he lost a ten rounds points decision to Coetzee.

From late 1976 to 1979 he went on an 11-fight winning streak, which included avenging his loss to Gorosito via a ten rounds decision (this was the only bout in the streak that went to the distance) and knocking out US Olympian Duane Bobick and former Muhammad Ali opponent Richard Dunn.

In 1979 he was rated as the number three heavyweight in the world, and fought an elimination bout for the vacant WBA heavyweight belt, but he lost to another US Olympian, John Tate, via an eighth round knockout. In the other elimination bout Coetzee defeated Leon Spinks and then went on to lose to Tate for the WBA title himself.

Knoetze never fought for a major title again. He fought seven more bouts, winning four and losing three, before retiring in 1981 after a second round knockout loss to Robbie Williams.

Acting career[edit]

Between 1979 and 1991 Knoetze acted in four movies, his best known role being primary antagonist Rosco Dunn, a former corrupt professional boxer turned to a military sergeant, in the 1982 film Bomber.

Professional boxing record[edit]

21 Wins (20 knockouts, 1 decisions), 6 Losses (4 knockouts, 2 decision), 0 Draws [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Rounds Date Location Notes
Loss 21–6 South Africa Robbie Williams TKO 10 21 July 1981 South Africa West Ridge Tennis Stadium, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Win 21–5 United States John Baca KO 10 2 May 1981 South Africa Ellis Park Tennis Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Win 20–5 West Germany Bernd August RTD 10 13 March 1981 South Africa Joekies Ice Rink, Welkom, Free State, South Africa
Loss 19–5 South Africa Jimmy Abbott TKO 10 8 March 1980 South Africa Ellis Park Tennis Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Loss 19–4 United States Mike Koranicki KO 10 19 December 1979 South Africa Good Hope Centre, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Win 19–3 United States Randy Stephens KO 10 20 October 1979 South Africa Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Win 18–3 West Germany George Butzbach RTD 10 14 September 1979 South Africa New Kingsmead Soccer Stadium, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Loss 17–3 United States John Tate TKO 12 2 June 1979 Bophuthatswana Independence Stadium, Mmabatho, Bophuthatswana
Win 17–2 United States Bill Sharkey KO 10 13 January 1979 United States Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Win 16–2 United States G.G. Maldonado KO 10 26 August 1978 Bophuthatswana Independence Stadium, Mmabatho, Bophuthatswana
Win 15–2 United Kingdom Denton Ruddock KO 10 1 July 1978 South Africa Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Win 14–2 United States Duane Bobick KO 10 4 February 1978 South Africa Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Win 13–2 United Kingdom Richard Dunn KO 10 10 September 1977 South Africa Ellis Park Tennis Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Win 12–2 South Africa Mike Schutte KO 10 13 August 1977 South Africa Wembley Ice Rink, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Win 11–2 Jamaica Neville Meade KO 10 4 June 1977 South Africa Milner Park Showgrounds, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Win 10–2 United Kingdom Ishaq Hussein KO 10 6 May 1977 South Africa Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Win 9–2 Argentina Reinaldo Raul Gorosito PTS 10 4 March 1977 South Africa Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Win 8–2 Nigeria Ngozika Ekwelum TKO 10 29 January 1977 South Africa Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Win 7–2 United States Jerry Huston Jr RTD 10 7 December 1976 South Africa West Ridge Tennis Stadium, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Loss 6–2 South Africa Gerrie Coetzee PTS 10 30 October 1976 South Africa Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Loss 6–1 Argentina Reinaldo Raul Gorosito DQ 10 5 October 1976 South Africa Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Win 6–0 United States Frank Schram RTD 10 13 August 1976 South Africa Callie Human Hall, University of OFS, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
Win 5–0 Uruguay Domingo Silveira TKO 10 19 June 1976 South Africa Skilpad Hall Showgrounds, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Win 4–0 Italy Amedeo Laureti TKO 10 21 May 1976 South Africa Showgrounds Central Arena, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
Win 3–0 West Germany Horst Lang KO 6 27 March 1976 South Africa Badminton Hall, Showgrounds, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Win 2–0 West Germany Karsten Honhold KO 6 22 March 1976 South Africa Ellis Park Tennis Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Win 1–0 South Africa Jeffrey Ellis KO 4 28 February 1976 South Africa Wembley Ice Rink, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

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