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Old 08-29-2009, 04:34 PM   #23
Rico Spadafora
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Default Re: What if Gerry Cooney had somehow gotten lucky against Spinks?

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Originally Posted by Bummy Davis View Post
Gerry had balls, he lacked confidence and had a serious drug habit prior to the Holmes fight and he fought 2 rds in 2 years leading up to Holmes....His brother Tom had a serious habit and Gerry was not far behind..he also was a drinker and had a lot of ladies on him....he did not really have the hunger and was over protected by the wacko twins for the big bucks and he knew it....but he did get the big payday...He went in a threw down vs Foreman and would have done the same with Tyson. Gerry was going out on his sheild

I could never figure out if the drug/alcohol problems were before or after the Holmes fight. That having been inactive for 13 months prior to the Holmes fight was idiotic by his management the guy had fought something like 5 rounds in 3 years or something like that. Can't prepare for a big fight with that amount of inactivity.
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