Re: What if Gerry Cooney had somehow gotten lucky against Spinks?
If Cooney had managed to stop Spinks,I could envisage his next opponent a comebacking Larry Holmes. Think about it. Holmes would want the fight as he would be having his first fight for coming on two years against a guy he'd previously beaten. Also,as Cooney had beaten Spinks,larry would see a victory as indirectly wiping out the bad taste of his controversial loss to Michael. Cooney would n't be able to resist the fight because of the big bucks that he would get. As for what would happen ? In spite of Holmes being 38 and rusty,Cooney because of all sorts of problems,would have deteriorated just as much as Larry had,and as Holmes was so dominant in their 1982 bout,he would be just as much superior in 1987/88. Cooney would lose,probably by a lop-sided decision.