Feature | Sep 03 2016

My Career: Gerry Cooney

James Slater talks to 'Gentleman' Gerry Cooney – a man who so nearly became the heavyweight champion
Gerry Cooney
Cooney did not feel prepared for Holmes Action Images

HARDEST HITTER I FOUGHT

“I FOUGHT a lot of them, but the hardest hitter was a guy I met right at the end of my career: George Foreman. He was just a powerful, powerful man. He wasn’t too fast but his hands were so heavy – and he was extremely accurate with his combinations that night. But I wasn’t a young kid when I fought Foreman, I was at the end of my career by then.”

MY TOUGHEST NIGHT

 

Boxing News Shop