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Old 09-13-2012, 04:00 PM   #31
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Default Re: Spinks vs Cooney. Spinks outweighed by 30Lbs. And he destroys Cooney in 5 rounds.

Spinks deserves more respect. But yeah, Conney was a mess.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:22 PM   #32
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Default Re: Spinks vs Cooney. Spinks outweighed by 30Lbs. And he destroys Cooney in 5 rounds.

Spinks could beat a washed-up Cooney, but couldn't take on Tucker.Unbelievable.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:28 PM   #33
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Default Re: Spinks vs Cooney. Spinks outweighed by 30Lbs. And he destroys Cooney in 5 rounds.

Did Spinks really beat (an old) Holmes twice? The first fight Larry was way overconfident and spent too much time trying to figure out Spinks style and get him to come to him. The second fight he put his foot on the gas pedal and lost a horrible decision.

Spinks was a great LH. His win over Qawi was top, and though EMM had cut too much weight, that was a great win as well, same with the KO over Johnson. As a heavy, Spinks was lucky, and especially lucky that Cooney was drunk and washed up. Oh, and overrated (outside of massive punching power with one hand). Spinks beat Cooney the way Cooney "beat" Lyle and Norton.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:57 PM   #34
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Spinks deserves more respect. But yeah, Conney was a mess.
I agree Cooney was a mess and Spinks always deserves more respect...washed up or not, given up 30 lbs is no joke..Spinks being 30 and 0 with 20 KO"s that night and people just wanna say it was because Cooney was a drunken mess...no nevermind that Spinks beat that ass that night.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:59 PM   #35
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Spinks and Cooney were frauds at HW. Its there for all to see...only the dumbest will miss it.

Please go the **** away dude!
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:01 PM   #36
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Default Re: Spinks vs Cooney. Spinks outweighed by 30Lbs. And he destroys Cooney in 5 rounds.

[quote=salsanchezfan;13774383]I guess I'm one of the few that gives Cooney some props here as a really dangerous heavyweight up to the Holmes fight. Yes, he was guided to make money rather than to build skills and resume, and that's fine. One thing some boxing fans forget is that these guys don't OWE us legendary, peerless careers with the endgame prize of being on some goof's top ten pound-for-pound list twenty or thirty years later. They have families to feed. Sometimes, if only for themselves, that's enough. And that's all it needs to be.[/quote

I agree..Im trying to give him props but im gettin shout down here...can you remember seeing a fight in your lifetime where there was such a huge size difference?
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:07 PM   #37
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If everyone would just ignore this gimp that would be great!
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:19 PM   #38
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Cooney was a dangerous entity pre-Holmes. But he climbed a mountain of Bolivian and swam an ocean of whiskey but the time of Spinks. He was used-up and mentally fragile. Easy pickings for Spinks.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:36 PM   #39
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Its good to learn new stuff!
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:37 PM   #40
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Spinks and Cooney were frauds at HW. Its there for all to see...only the dumbest will miss it.
No more so than your hero Dempsey, both have better wins at HW
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:44 PM   #41
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Default Re: Spinks vs Cooney. Spinks outweighed by 30Lbs. And he destroys Cooney in 5 rounds.

i love spinks at 175 and he fought who was necessary (holmes) to take the belt at heavyweight. after that, his heavyweight career was gravy.

no one ranks him great there anyway, it's his light heavy career that is legendary. he beat an old, fat cooney but as a performance, I get a kick out of it.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:59 PM   #42
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Default Re: Spinks vs Cooney. Spinks outweighed by 30Lbs. And he destroys Cooney in 5 rounds.

It was a good win for a guy who was the linear champion in the summer of 1987. Even up of course it's a mismatch, but the thing Cooney had going for him was his size advantage. I thought it was fun to watch Spinks slap him around.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:29 PM   #43
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This what??
I was agreeing to the earlier post.
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David vs Goliath Match Ups

Sam Langford vs Battling Jim Johnson 191 lbs vs 224 lbs KO12
Jack Dempsey vs Jess Willard 187 lbs vs 245 KO3
Joe Louis vs Buddy Baer 206 lbs vs 250 lbs KO1
Max Baer vs Primo Carnera 209 lbs vs 263 lbs KO11
Joe Louis vs Primo Carnera 196 lbs vs 260 lbs KO6
Joe Louis vs Abe Simon 202 lbs vs 254 lbs KO13
Michael Spinks vs Gerry Cooney 208 lbs vs 238 lbs KO5
Roy Jones Jr vs John Ruiz 193 lbs vs 226 lbs UD12
Ruslan Chagaev vs Nikolay Valuev 228 lbs vs 319 lbs MD12
David Haye vs Nikolay Valuev 217 lbs vs 316 lbs MD12
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:46 PM   #45
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Default Re: Spinks vs Cooney. Spinks outweighed by 30Lbs. And he destroys Cooney in 5 rounds.

I agree with the Southpaw. Fantastic performance by Spinks. Michael would have beaten every heavy in the division at that time, except Tyson. I can't believe people call him a fraud. I think they're pissed because he finally rid us of Holmes.
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