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Old 06-05-2010, 08:24 AM   #41
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Default Re: Gerry Cooney - the hardest puncher ever?

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Originally Posted by JohnThomas1 View Post
I don't really think Foreman was hurt much at all there. He skipped straight back forward and blocked a left hand with complete awareness. I'm also thinking old mates foot slipping out from under him leading to the count out may have been staged.
No he wasn't, but he wasn't terribly hurt against Cooney either. Both times he lost his balance, then quickly started plodding forward again. Obviously Cooney is a harder hitter than a clubfighter like Lakusta, but Lakusta nailed him with a punch that seemed bigger than the left hook Cooney landed on Foreman. There was another comeback fight of Foreman's where he got hit and lost his balance but I can't find the video at the moment.
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