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Old 05-27-2010, 09:28 PM   #8
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Default Re: Gerry Cooney - the hardest puncher ever?

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Originally Posted by clinikill View Post
Foreman has said in the past that Cooney was the hardest puncher he had ever faced.

Ron Lyle has too, according to Boxrec.
I heard George say that also. I asked Larry Holmes about it and he said (as mentioned above) he didn't tag me flush but he did get Larry with a particular body shot near the end of one round and Holmes said he used the ropes to help him back to the corner. Said Gerry's jab was underestimated too.

I used to watch Cooney train in Palm Springs when I was a kid. He was a super nice guy. I remember Victor Valle shouting "take it easy Gerry, take it easy on these guys". Several of his sparring partners had to leave the ring after getting tagged. He looked like (had he been able to weather the mental storm of losing to Holmes) he could have at some point won a title.
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