News | Dec 01 2018

Gerry Cooney questions Tyson Fury for taking Deontay Wilder challenge

'Years of drug and alcohol problems affected me for a long time and they could still affect Tyson Fury,' says Gerry Cooney
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Tyson Fury will have his first fight since his clash with Deontay Wilder Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

FORMER heavyweight contender Gerry Cooney has warned Tyson Fury about entering into a big fight with Deontay Wilder so soon after his alcohol and drug problems.

Cooney, 62, struggled with alcoholism and recreational drug use for much of his boxing career. Following his 1981 knockout of Ken Norton, Cooney said he ‘started to drink too much and take too many drugs’.

He did not kick his habits until 1990, shortly before he was knocked out in two rounds by George Foreman.

 

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