Gerry Cooney vs George Chuvalo

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by MannyMMA, Sep 3, 2021.

Who wins?

  1. Cooney by Stoppage

  2. Cooney by Decision

  3. Chuvalo by Stoppage

  4. Chuvalo by Decision

  5. Don't know

  1. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Bergeron Avatar Club Full Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Cooney wasn't exactly a bad boxer despite his clumsiness though. He did much better against Holmes than one would have expected a total hypejob to do. Took Holmes a long time to put Gerry away, and Holmes was a great champion. I don't see why it would be totally out of the realm of possibility for Cooney to just outbox Chuvalo.
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  2. Bah Lance

    Bah Lance Active Member Full Member

    Apr 29, 2019
    Unpolished talent against crude toughness.

    I got to go with Chuvalo for the upset win here. Likely late stoppage against a fatigued Cooney.
  3. The Long Count

    The Long Count Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    I’ll go with Cooney by decision after some scary moments late. I think his power and aggression will win him majority of rounds. He was able to bust up Jimmy Young (whom would go on to win his next 5 fights and earn ring comeback of the year) And stop him. If you couldn’t move against Cooney like Holmes and Spinks did it was tough going as he hit like a truck.
  4. CharlieFirpo85

    CharlieFirpo85 Member Full Member

    Feb 26, 2020
    I think Cooney's power will be the dominant factor here. I expect a TKO: the ref will stop the fight because Chuvalo takes too many hits or because of cuts.

    TKO Cooney: 35%
    KO Cooney: 20% (probably early due to a body shot)
    DC Cooney: 10%
    TKO / KO Chuvalo: 15%
    DC Chuvalo 20%