Joe Frazier vs Gerry Cooney

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Titan1, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. Titan1

    Titan1 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    I know Joe would win, but how good are Gerry's chances of conceivably kayoing Joe?
  2. mexman

    mexman New Member Full Member

    Jun 8, 2007
    I think Joe Frazier in his prime has no real problem with Cooney. I envision a fight similiar to Smokin' Joe's fight with Manuel Ramos. Ramos was a tall rangy heavyweight with a good punch and decent skills. It was a war in the 1st round with Ramos hurting Joe with a strong uppercut. In the 2nd round though, Joe stepped up the pressure and stopped Ramos. I don't think Cooney was any better than Ramos.
  3. Robbi

    Robbi Marvelous Full Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Cooney never had the tools from the outside to keep Frazier at bay, like a solid busy jab and movement. Even Ali struggled to keep Frazier off him enough to become effective during stages of their fights. While Cooney had the height and reach over Frazier, he was never the type to keep things at long range. Frazier KO7.
  4. ironchamp

    ironchamp Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 5, 2004
    Cooney has little chance....I can't even picture it in my mind

    Frazier KO4
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  5. Jesse p

    Jesse p New Member Full Member

    Dec 16, 2017
    Smoking Joe in the 6rd Joe's a Lil busted up from cooney hooks and long or Right bombs but Joe loves the hard wars Joe finally gets cooney on the robs mid 6rd Joe's punishing the body cooney Misses the upper, boom the left hook from hell catches cooney jaw vicious knockout
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  6. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

    Mar 19, 2012
    Joe Frazier by TKO in about 3 or 4
  7. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Here we go once more
  8. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Everyone knows that 99 out of 101 thread responders truly believe that Cooney of the second minute of the fourth round of the Holmes fight would KO any Heavyweight Champion in history early, including Holmes of the Holmes fight :)
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    GALVATRON Boxing Junkie banned Full Member

    Oct 30, 2016
    How do you know Joe would win? Frazier has never defeated a power puncher and the fighters that gave Cooney problems were elusive fighters or long jabbers like Holmes when Cooney was at his own peak.
  10. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    SEE? Build the Cooney is great thread, and they WILL come. Thus, it begins.............
  11. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 VIP Member Full Member

    Apr 27, 2005
    LOL, Cooney only ever fought one top ten fighter in his first career!!!! How would anyone know who troubles him, we didn't see him against the top fighters to know. Classic stuff as usual.

    He's certainly never beat anyone remotely as good as Joe.

    Sure he'd have a chance, a big hitting fast starter against a slower starter but lets not pretend Gerry has any scalps anything like Joe.
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  12. HerolGee

    HerolGee VIP Member banned Full Member

    Sep 22, 2010
    he was champ of the HW divsion, thats enough power.
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  13. 5016

    5016 Member Full Member

    May 3, 2014
    The only 70s fighter i could see giving Cooney problems was bonavena
  14. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo VIP Member Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    Frazier wins but it’s a better fight than most might think
  15. HomicideHank

    HomicideHank I believe in the transmigration of souls Full Member

    Nov 27, 2023