Green 10-0 Mike Tyson vs a peak 1981/82 Gerry Cooney

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Green 1985 (10-0 )Tyson vs a peak 1982 Gerry Cooney

  1. Green Tyson by decision

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  2. Green Tyson by Ko/tko

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  3. Peak Cooney by decision

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  4. Peak Cooney by ko/tko

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  5. Draw

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  1. sweetsci

    sweetsci Active Member Full Member

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    I think Cooney, at his best, is a bit underrated. That said, Tyson was quick, strong, and determined right from the start. He'd pressure Cooney like no one ever did. Maybe Cooney gets him, but I doubt it. Young Tyson by KO within the first four rounds.
     
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  2. Eddie Ezzard

    Eddie Ezzard Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Cant see Gerry landing to the body. Tyson too short and fast - plus that crouch - while Gerry was a stand up boxer. He could land to the body of other tall, stand up fighters like Holmes or Lyle but Tyson's style would have negated the left hand to the liver. Gerry's style negates his right hand to the liver insofar as he didn't have one.

    Right hand, that is, not liver although I might be onto something there.
     
  3. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Remember the left uppercut a much more experienced Tyson took from Tony Tucker?
     
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  4. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Well-Known Member booted Full Member

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    I have to go with the Bithday Guy, Iron Mike Tyson, Cus D Amato would devise a strategy to get under the reach of one Gerald Cooney, and ravage the body of Cooney who would not be fighting seniors from the local rest home but a vibrant young contender, Mike by TKO 10.
     
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  5. Eddie Ezzard

    Eddie Ezzard Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Remember the right hand a much less powerful Larry Holmes landed on Cooney in the second round?
     
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  6. escudo

    escudo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Green Tyson murks a far too hittable Cooney.
     
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  7. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Larry Holmes was a much better fighter than Tyson was after 10 fights.
     
  8. Eddie Ezzard

    Eddie Ezzard Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Undoubtedly, but Tyson was likely the harder hitter, even at that stage. If that had been his overhand right that hit Gerry...
     
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  9. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Cooney would just about make it to the end bell. He'd be dropped several times and lose by a mile on the cards.
     
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  10. ecto55

    ecto55 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Why would you want to say Tyson...its not which team you support but which fighter would win isn't it?

    Of course it is....I don't care if your Joe Louis, Tyson or God, at 10-0 fighting cherry picked epileptics, if your a four, six or eight round fighter, thrown in with a championship level fighter (i.e. champion or challenger), your almost always going to get trashed and badly. That's why it doesn't happen like that...unless your an ex-Cuban racing the old age clock.

    D'Amato and Jacobs new this reality...nothing is (and was then for MT) more important than precise matchmaking at that stage.

    It feels like I'm in a parallel universe...we are talking about the best Cooney, who is a very tall, huge puncher (possibly a punch for punch harder hitter than Tyson) who went 13 rounds against Larry Holmes, was a 15 round fighter, against a a 10-0 pro.

    WTF is going on? Cooney by KO early to mid rounds.
     
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  11. WAR01

    WAR01 In the 7.2% Full Member

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    For Kobe would decimate them both even beyond the grave.
     
  12. Thor Odinson

    Thor Odinson Cry me a river fanboy Full Member

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    I don’t think so you must just be an imbecile
     
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  13. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I was thinking the same thing! Tyson was not ready for Cooney at this stage. His first ten fights were against men with losing records, the majority of whom lad less than 6 fights at this stage.
     
  14. WAR01

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    Great minds think alike.
     


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