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Gerry Cooney boxer

Gerry Cooney image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 6″/198cm
Reach 81″/206cm
Debut 1977-02-15
Born 1956-08-04
Nationality USA
Residence Huntington, New York, USA
bouts
31
won
28
lost
3
draw
0
bouts
31
won
28
lost
3
draw
0
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 6″/198cm
Reach 81″/206cm
Debut 1977-02-15
Born 1956-08-04
Nationality USA
Residence Huntington, New York, USA

Born into a blue collar Irish-Catholic family on Long Island, Cooney was encouraged to become a professional fighter by his father. His brother Tommy Cooney was also a boxer, and reached the finals of the New York Golden Gloves Sub-Novice Heavyweight division. Cooney's grandparents lived in Placentia, Newfoundland.Fighting as an amateur, Gerry Cooney 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. Cooney defeated Larry Derrick to win the 1973 160-lb Sub-Novice title, and Earlous Tripp to win the 1976 Heavyweight Open title. In 1975 he reached the finals of the 175-lb Open division, but was defeated by Johnny Davis.

Born into a blue collar Irish-Catholic family on Long Island, Cooney was encouraged to become a professional fighter by his father. His brother Tommy Cooney was also a boxer, and reached the finals of the New York Golden Gloves Sub-Novice Heavyweight division. Cooney's grandparents lived in Placentia, Newfoundland.Fighting as an amateur, Gerry Cooney 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. Cooney defeated Larry Derrick to win the 1973 160-lb Sub-Novice title, and Earlous Tripp to win the 1976 Heavyweight Open title. In 1975 he reached the finals of the 175-lb Open division, but was defeated by Johnny Davis.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Jan. 15, 1990 George Foreman WWWWWW Convention Center, Atlantic City LOSS
Technical knockout
June 15, 1987 Michael Spinks WWWWWW Convention Center, Atlantic City Advertised as for World heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
May 31, 1986 Eddie Gregg WLWWWW Cow Palace, Daly City WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 8, 1984 George Chaplin WLWWWW Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 29, 1984 Philipp Brown WWWWWW Sullivan Arena, Anchorage WIN
Technical knockout
June 11, 1982 Larry Holmes WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
May 11, 1981 Ken Norton WLWLDW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 24, 1980 Ron Lyle WWWLWW Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale WIN
KO
May 25, 1980 Jimmy Young LLWLWW Convention Hall, Atlantic City WIN
Corner retirement
Dec. 14, 1979 Leroy Boone WWWLWL Convention Hall, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 9, 1979 John Dino Denis WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 19, 1979 Malik Dozier LWWWWD Long Island Arena, Commack WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 22, 1979 Broderick Mason LWWLWW Felt Forum, New York WIN
KO
June 29, 1979 Tom Prater LLLWLL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 26, 1979 Charlie Johnson WLWWWL Felt Forum, New York WIN
KO
Jan. 13, 1979 Eddie Lopez WWWLWW Convention Center, Miami Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 15, 1978 Grady Daniels WLWWWW Felt Forum, New York WIN
Corner retirement
Nov. 1, 1978 Sam McGill LLWWWL Westchester County Center, White Plains WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 4, 1978 Charley Polite LLLWLW Westchester County Center, White Plains WIN
KO
June 22, 1978 G.G. Maldonado WWLWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
March 17, 1978 S.T Gordon WWWLWW The Aladdin, Las Vegas WIN
DQ
Feb. 11, 1978 Gary Bates LLLLWW Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Jan. 27, 1978 Austin Johnson L Calderon Theatre, Hempstead WIN
KO
Jan. 14, 1978 Terry Lee Kidd LLLL Colonie Hill Catering Hall, Hauppauge WIN
KO
Dec. 21, 1977 Jimmie Sykes LLWW Roll-A-Rama, Brooklyn WIN
KO
Nov. 30, 1977 Quinnie Locklear L Westchester County Center, White Plains WIN
KO
Nov. 18, 1977 Joe Maye LLLLLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Aug. 3, 1977 Matt Robinson LDWLDL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
March 20, 1977 Jose Rosario L Exposition Center, Louisville WIN
KO
March 2, 1977 Joe Roberson L Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Feb. 15, 1977 Bill Jackson LLLLLL Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens WIN
KO