Was his management really that bad, though? Their approach got Cooney a massive payday and two title shots -- including one against a lightheavyweight holding the lineal title whom he should have been able to flatten on paper. If he'd beaten Spinks, he would have been had an enormously profitable unification fight with Tyson, and would've even been put on the roster of lineal champions (for IBHOF points, I guess.) Aside from his gap in fighting after Holmes beat him (presumably caused by depression), what could have been done better? He's not ever beating Holmes. He's also taking a risk if he fights a less-lucrative beltholder other than Holmes.