Gerry Cooney vs George Chuvalo

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

Who wins?

  1. Cooney by Stoppage

    28.6%
  2. Cooney by Decision

    33.3%
  3. Chuvalo by Stoppage

    28.6%
  4. Chuvalo by Decision

    4.8%
  5. Don't know

    4.8%
  1. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Bergeron Avatar Club Full Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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%