Frank Bruno vs. Gerry Cooney

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  1. Sangria

    Sangria You bleed like Mylee Full Member

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  2. frankenfrank

    frankenfrank Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Bruno destroys Cooney faster than Michael Spinks did , maybe even faster than old fat George Foreman did .
     
  3. salty trunks

    salty trunks Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I think Cooney would stop Bruno late in the fight.
     
  4. salty trunks

    salty trunks Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Yeah but he was tough and he could punch. Certainly he was as talented as Bonecrusher Smith and it didnt take a whole lot of skills to beat Bruno if you could punch and hang around for a while. I think Bruno gets stopped late after putting Cooney down a couple times.
     
  5. Foreman Hook

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    XPERT-posts m8.:rasta
     
  6. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Let me play devils advocate and say that Bonecrusher was better than Cooney.

    On what basis would you argue otherwise?
     
  7. Jacquot

    Jacquot Cruiserweight Paper Champ Full Member

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    Two flawed and entertaining Heavyweights.

    Would be a fun fight to watch. I'd put my $20 on Cooney, but wouldn't be surprised if Bruno caught him with something first.
     
  8. salty trunks

    salty trunks Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I think Cooney had a bit more skill than Bonecrusher.
     
  9. Webbiano

    Webbiano Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    He is bigger and more modern therefore yes.

    Bruno by mid round TKO. Weathers a few storms from Cooney early on but is able to survive these shaky moments and gets the better of a slug fest, rocking Cooney on his feet and forcing the ref to stio the fight.
     
  10. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Perhaps, but I like Bonecrushers scalps a bit better.
     
  11. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    This match has actually been done on a few occasions, and I go back and fourth on who the winner would be. At the moment, I like Bruno. His power and size rival Cooney's while his conditioning and experience against better fighters excedes that of Gerry's. Both were dangerous in the early rounds, but crumbled when the going got rough.. Only difference between the two, is that Frank at least gave his conquerors hell before getting stopped, whereas Gerry couldn't do much once he was in trouble.. Bruno's galant losing effort against Lewis is one of the fights that comes to mind.
     
  12. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    50\50 fight but I stuck with my above comment from nine years ago and give Bruno the edge for reasons long ago stated
     
  13. GoldenHulk

    GoldenHulk Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I think it's a good matchup!
     
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