The bad press came because they thought I should fight more. I couldn’t get the fights because if I would sign to fight one of King’s guys I would be signed to him. I chose not to do that. In hindsight, that might have been a mistake.
Boxing was not the sport that I thought is was due to all the politics.
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|Birth:||4th August, 1956|
Gerry Cooney was born in New York City, New York, USA. He is a retired American professional heavyweight boxer. Fighting as an amateur, he won international tournaments in England, Wales, and Scotland, as well as the New York Golden Gloves titles. He won two New York Golden Gloves Championships, the 1973 160-lb Sub-Novice Championship and the 1976 Heavyweight Open Championship. He compiled a professional record of 28 wins and 3 losses, with 24 knockouts. He is ranked number 53 on The Ring's list of "100 Greatest Punchers of All Time".
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