Gerry Cooney

Gerry Cooney has been quoted 4 times in 2 different articles. On this page, you will find all of Gerry Cooney’s quotes organized by date and topic. Alongside each quote is a link back to the article where the quote was reported, so you can go back to the source for more context if you need it. Topics that Gerry Cooney speaks about are Larry Holmes, Gil, and fight, for example. Most recently, Gerry Cooney was quoted in the article On This Day: Larry Holmes tops Gerry Cooney in Las Vegas Super-Fight saying, “But I couldn't get them and I did the best I could. I did the best I could with the cards I was dealt with. Had I had another year, I think I would've beaten him - and Larry Holmes even said that himself; that if I'd had another year to get ready I'd have beaten him. Me and he are good friends today though, and that fight was a great moment for me. I lost, but then I had to move on and get on with my life.”.

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When I KO'd Ken Norton, that was a big deal, but I wasn't able to get another fight before going into the biggest fight of my life against Larry Holmes. Consequently, I had it in my head going in to the Holmes fight that I couldn't go the distance, [...]

But I couldn't get them and I did the best I could. I did the best I could with the cards I was dealt with. Had I had another year, I think I would've beaten him - and Larry Holmes even said that himself; that if I'd had another year to get ready I'[...]

That was all bullshit! I never paid attention to any of that. That never added any pressure. That was just Don King's doing, and his attempts to make more money. But King did affect me as a fighter, because I couldn't get any fights because I wouldn[...]

"I really did [wobble him]. But [Gil] Clancy wanted me to move around for six, seven rounds and then go in,". "But a puncher, when he hurts someone, he goes for it. But my timing was off and I got caught myself.".

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