Originally Posted by Bigcat
The Spinks fight wasn't for a title, but Tyson would have been very interested in what kind of revinue that fight may have brought....... Cooney will have probably taken the fight and got caught early and stopped gallantly.. and then hid under a rock for a decade, before coming back for some more loose cash....
The Tyson camp was historically keen to the value of defeating Spinks despite no alphabet title. They knew he was the linear champ, and having THAT sense of history, they were after "the man". If Cooney had of beaten Spinks, Tyson's management would have gone after him, rest assured. The money would have been monumental, but they ALWAYS knew what they were after, conventional thinking and alphabet marketing aside.