Gerry Cooney sparring a tiny man

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  1. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Colonel Sanders Classic discussion : small vs big, old vs modern Full Member

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  4. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Carlos Hernandez wasn’t a bad prospect actually. Didn’t go too far but he had a little potential. Unbeaten in his first 15 or so fights before another Cooney opponent named Eddie Greg handed him his first loss. Michael spinks also used Hernandez as a sparring partner in preparation for Tyson
     
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    ecto55 Active Member Full Member

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    Nice find. Thanks, I enjoyed watching that.
     
  6. choklab

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    I heard Cooney had things his own way in sparring.
     
  7. ecto55

    ecto55 Active Member Full Member

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    Yes, I know I've read it a few times that fighter A or prospect B was in Cooney's camp but was asked to leave due to pushing the boss too hard.

    Who can really say though - some of the American gym cultures (Philly gyms, Kronk, Main St at LA) were probably too punishing and actually counter-productive....maybe Cooney recognized this?
     
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  8. HolDat

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    Maybe he didn't want to be pushed hard like Kovalev?
     
  9. djanders

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    Thanks for the Vid! I enjoyed watching that! I used to box in the Army. I'm a big guy, similar in size to Gerry, This middleweight used to give me all kinds of trouble in sparring. Man was he hard to hit. :ggg
     
  10. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Being happy means having less. Full Member

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    Again you become even cooler to me.
     
  11. apollack

    apollack Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Carlos Hernandez was not a "tiny man." He was 200-210 pounds, but looked tiny next to the very tall 6'7" 230-pound Cooney.
     
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  12. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Cooney was not 6'7 lol he was probably around 6'5½ and was around 225lb although thats still huge
     
  13. JohnThomas1

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    I'm very much doubting that's the Hernandez you think it is.
     
  14. ForemanJab

    ForemanJab Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    The little guy in the video is nowhere close to 200lbs.
     
  15. ForemanJab

    ForemanJab Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Cooney here kind of looks like a slow-mo version of Tyson Fury.
     
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