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Domenic:

The window of time for Cooney would have been the post-Holmes pre-Tyson era, and properly managed, he certainly could've reigned at that time. I'm a fan of Cooney, as clearly we all are, but he'd have not fared well with the Iron Mike of the Reagan/Bush 41 years.

The Legendary Nights episode documenting that event was excellent. I recall Barry Thompkins saying something to the effect of 'you'd talk to Dennis Rappaport and then feel for your pockets to ensure you still had your wallet.'

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ArneK.:

Perhaps only another writer/researcher can appreciate the time that Springs Toledo put into this project. What I appreciate about Springs is that when he pulls a boxer up from the depths of anonymity -- a boxer held down by the system to where it was inevitable that he would be denied his proper due -- he isn't ham-fisted about it like other writers who shall remain unnamed. Nice work, sir.

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dino da vinci:

No. But that said Roy felt no urgency to seek him out (or Maske as well, for that matter) as so to leave zero doubt on who the absolute Lt-Heavy King was for that era.

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Grimm:

"Assuming a 2002 meeting, a neutral site, and pick-em odds, can anyone here make a case for Michalczewski?"



No. He was good enough for RJJ to stay out of Germany, but why shouldn't he - a certain level of risk and too little to gain both career- and moneywise. Had they met - and at a neutral site -, RJJ of 02 would've won. Michalczewski was solid. RJJ was unique.

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MisterLee:

Well, I'd say besides the things people have mentioned, part of Cotto's success against Floyd was because he planted his head right under Floyd's left elbow while they were infighting and in the pocket. This nullified: Floyd's left hook because his head was too close, and Floyd's right cross because his head was too far away from the center line or line of attack. Therefore the only punch that could work with Floyd was a wrapping right hook from an awkward trajectory point. However, DeMarco tried this tactic against Broner but did not anticipate that Broner uses the right uppercut more often than Floyd and thus DeMarco was eating uppercuts that night whereas Cotto was fairly safe in that part of the pocket. Also, another tactic that worked for Oscar agst Floyd and Maidana agst Broner was bringing the overhand right from way up top down on Floyd/Broner's head so it would come over the left shoulder and land.

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dino da vinci:

"All the tweeting, sitting on the backside browsing the internet has made the global population much lazier, and more importantly more accepting of what they're given. Those that make the song n dance necessary to bring about change are labelled madmen and scaremongers to be ostracized from the world. Business is big and those in control of the strings only wish to expand their wallets and power. Average Joe on his own or grouped en masse can not have the same effect as he once did.... Starting to sound like one of those mad men myself.





@Aseng it's a cracking deal. Saturday night till Sunday morning i'll be watching many fights on BoxNation, although Buncy does get a bit erratic when the clock reaches 4am and he hasn't had a wink... Still, it adds to the entertainment!"




Great, great post.

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deepwater2:

Withhold the money and something might change. The bottom line is whats most important in business.

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deepwater2:

Hey ....Thank you. It means a lot to me to place among the heavyweights on this site. Good job everyone.

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deepwater2:

Could it be the first shot towards ending the cold war? This day may live in infamy

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The Good Doctor:

"All the tweeting, sitting on the backside browsing the internet has made the global population much lazier, and more importantly more accepting of what they're given. Those that make the song n dance necessary to bring about change are labelled madmen and scaremongers to be ostracized from the world. Business is big and those in control of the strings only wish to expand their wallets and power. Average Joe on his own or grouped en masse can not have the same effect as he once did.... Starting to sound like one of those mad men myself.


@Aseng it's a cracking deal. Saturday night till Sunday morning i'll be watching many fights on BoxNation, although Buncy does get a bit erratic when the clock reaches 4am and he hasn't had a wink... Still, it adds to the entertainment!"


Do we really know that? It has been years since we as a culture really took a stand on anything. Also, the dollar will always speak loudly, even if the man says nothing. If you look at big business we can ruin a company with our dollar easily if they do not give us what we want and is then proceeded by another option. Look at Research In Motion.

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Radam G:

@Arnek, James J. Jeffries was pretty good with it. A prime he and Jack Johnson would have been a toss up in my opinion and based on what reliable cats long dead -- except for my Tio Mamoy -- have told me.

In the first place, triple J was put in a situation not of his own wanting. Matter of a fact, he had retired because he ran out of white contenders and didn't want to fight the top black contender because of racist knuckleheads.

What even brought him to boxing was he defeating a superbad traveling black boxer named Hank Griffin, who every white DUCKED. And then in his actual boxing career, a young triple J beat the super dangerous Peter "Black Prince" Jackson that John L Sullivan DUCKED.

Cutting to the chase, racists of that time labeled triple J "The N-word conqueror." And paid him grand moolah to "conquer yet another N-word."

Racists of those yesteryears knew about Griffin and Jackson and know that triple would stop black sparringmates with body shots. So they believed that black boxers couldn't take body punches. Thus, tripe J was going to kayo "Unforgivable Blackness" Jack Johnson with a body shot, because a green JJ has been stopped early in his career with body shots.

It didn't happen. And "UB"JJ humiliate triple J by telling him to "Hit me in gut, Mr. ___! N-word can take in da gut...." THE END - My END! Holla!

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dino da vinci:

"Yeah, Big Gerry was rushed along, they went for the big bucks a little too soon, Holmes was a tough professional who paid his dues. I also had the impression
that Big Gerry was just too nice of a guy for the dirty boxing game, he didn't have that mean streak that makes a champ, and his self confidence was destroyed
in the Holmes fight. We hope Gerry's doing well, he did the best he could in boxing under the circumstances and should have no regrets."


Great point. I meant to bring that point out as well. Self confidence was indeed destroyed by that bout. The movie title 'A Bridge to Far' comes to mind when I think about them putting Gerry in that position. Boxing history was altered in a large way by the managing of his career. And of course what an Eddie Futch type would have added is unmeasurable. That's why timing in boxing is so very important.

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dino da vinci:

Not just Long Island, deep. Properly managed, he would have been Heavyweight King. There's a reason you don't take a cake out of the oven ten minutes too soon. As for Mr Futch? While Eddie and I would battle on other topics, we'd be in agreement on the subject of Cooney. He would have done for Gerry what he did for Riddick Bowe. And Bowe arguably never lost.

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jzzy:

"I remember being at an open workout for Cooney at Caesars Palace prior to the Holmes fight. One of those twins was Dennis Rappaport. Dennis took the mic, and started 'tic tic tic...tic tic tic.' He explained how that was the sound of a clock and when they measured Gerry several weeks earlier, he was 6' 5", and a short time later they measured him and he was 6'6". He went on about how he's still growing and only god knows how tall he'd be on fight night. Not seeing how that was relevant to reality and skillsets, when it was time for questions I brought out points about Cooney's last three opponents and how could he really feel he was ready for Holmes at that time?



Dennis looks at me, slight pause, and says 'next question'.



But to answer the question, yes, management botched the Cooney situation. Gerry was anywhere from three to five fights and a real trainer away from being heavyweight champion. If memory serves correctly, Victor Valle was his trainer at the time. And while I know Victor had some disciples, I know of at least one detractor."




Yeah, Big Gerry was rushed along, they went for the big bucks a little too soon, Holmes was a tough professional who paid his dues. I also had the impression

that Big Gerry was just too nice of a guy for the dirty boxing game, he didn't have that mean streak that makes a champ, and his self confidence was destroyed

in the Holmes fight. We hope Gerry's doing well, he did the best he could in boxing under the circumstances and should have no regrets.

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brownsugar:

True that, Deep

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deepwater2:

I felt the same way about Lewis for a long time brown sugar but I grew to respect him . We might not like him but we gotta respect him . He earned the hard way.

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deepwater2:

Both of these guys are no joke . Jennings impressed me in his last bout . Irish mike has some nice boxing skills and a great chin . The winner of this is in a great spot on top of the division .

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deepwater2:

"DDV--I remember those days of the "Wacko Twins" very well. As aLongIslander, I covered both of their Long Island contenders--Gerry Cooney & Howard Davis Jr.



"Maximize profit and minimize risk," is what one of the "Wacko Twins"--Dennis Rappaport--would consistently preach. As for Victor Valle, Cooney's trainer, he had been a lightweight contender in an around WWII. He had trained a few of Rappaport's other fighters, and both Rappaport and his partner--Mike Jones--thought highly of Valle's training ability. However, I wasn't among the Valle rooters. I wanted to see Long Island localite Gil Clancy or Eddie Futch train Cooney.



As Arne related a few posts back, Futch thought very highly of Cooney and believed, to his dying day, that Cooney could have--and should have--been heavyweight champion. But the "Wacko Twins" were so enamored with Valle, that they drilled it into their young heavywweight that Valle was the most underrated trainer in boxing and the best possible man to hone and sharpen his skills. Such was not the case. Combined with the "Wacko Twins'" blueprint for a march to the title was Valle's holding Cooney back and rejecting many possible opponents. The worst thing they collectively did was allow him to sit on the sidelines after destroying Ken Norton in under one minute, then allowing him to go straight from that fight into a 15-rounder over a year later against one of history's best heavyweight champions, Larry Holmes.



"I just wasn't ready," says Cooney of his title shot against Holmes. "But I was just the fighter. My managers and my trainer, all of whom I trusted, told me this is how it was going to be. They told me I would be fighting for the most money ever paid to a title challenger, and that I should stick to the fighting and let them doing everything else. I did. I shouldn't have."



Yes, I remember those days of "Tic, tic, tic" and "Next question" very well. The "Wackos" comvinced Cooney that tthose in the media were his enemies and detractors. He disliked me for the longest time. Now, ironically, we have a much different place in each other's life.



In 2009, Cooney and I were teamed as broadcast partners on the two shows per week we host on SiriusXM Radio. Since that time, we have become best friends. He and his lovely wife, Jennifer, came to my youngest daughter's wedding. Cooney has told me many stories about his career, including his bout against alcoholism, which he hid so well from the boxing world. It is some of these stories I will be detailing in my book, "Glove Affair."



Gerry Cooney knows what he could have been and what he was. He and Larry Holmes are almost inseparable. Cooney has no regrest about the past, but rather, excitement for his future.



I love Mondays and Fridays. Those are the days I get to sit in the biggest, most gorgeous radio studios in the world with my big buddy and talk two hours of boxing to a multitude of listeners.



I watch in amazement as traffic gets snarled when we cross the street because drivers recognize Cooney and jump out of their cars to shake his hand...to get an autograph...to take his picture.



As for charity work, Cooney does more in a month than most of us do in a lifetime.



He did not become a world champion in the boxing ring, but, in every other way, Gerry Cooney is a champion extraordinaire.



-Randy G."




Growing up in Long Island , as an Irish Catholic , how could I have not loved Cooney. My family was envolved in politics and finance on both sides . Both of my grandpa's argued all the time against each other . If you brought up Gerry Cooney both their eyes lit up and they acted like best friends talking about him .When my mom learned that I was entering the golden gloves she ran to grandpa to talk me out of it, not only did he not talk me out of it but he encouraged it and said to box like Cooney. Later on I watched his bouts in the gloves on the computer and he looked a bit like tommy hearns in there . Tall and skinny with a dynamite right. Long Island will always love Cooney.

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brownsugar:

Lewis was a fantastic boxer.... But I still can't remember why I hated him so. Partly because he was British...partly because I perceived him as ducking a prime Tyson and a prime Holy field.
Now I know Holyfied fought like...forever but I felt at the time that Lewis waited until Holy showed clear signs that he was no longer an invincible force of nature before they fought.

And did I say I just hated the man? I found everything about the man from his too long for an athlete hair...to his cockney accent .......offensive.

Enter Tua.. a squat wrecking ball of a fighter... A Hawian Tarzan created solely to rid the landscape of Lewis for all time.
The frustratingly tedious 12 rounds that followed.... Watching Tua ineffectively walking into a beating caused a significant paradigm shift in my thought process.

The end result being......i reluctantly became a steadfast fan of Lewis... Still am to this day.

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ArneK.:

This is a very intriguing list that spawned some very sharp responses. Having said that, I have to question the inclusion of Jack Sharkey. I guess one could say that he had bad luck when he fought Dempsey -- he forgot the admonition to "protect yourself at all times" and got nailed in a fight he was winning -- but I always thought that Sharkey went as far as he could and benefited by competing in an era when his division was weak.

If I were to make a list, I'd be tempted to include James J. Jeffries. He left the sport when he was at the top of his game, was idle for almost six years, and then had his defining fight, a match against Jack Johnson where he stunk up the joint. As a result, some people would come to lump him with the hopeless White Hopes of his era when -- taking his full career into consideration -- he was head-and-shoulders above any of them.

Do I believe that Jeffries in his his prime would have defeated Jack Johnson? Absolutely not. But he would have been more competitive and one can easily build a case that Jack Johnson was the greatest of them all.

It's not a good analogy because Jeffries' career was so brief by comparison, but if one chooses to judge him solely by his performance against Jack Johnson, then we can define Muhammad Ali by his hollow effort against Larry Holmes -- and needless to say, that would be wrong, wrong, wrong.

Did I miss something here? Did the Commish weigh-in with his top ten in another thread? I'm interested in seeing it.

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The Commish:

DDV--I remember those days of the "Wacko Twins" very well. As aLongIslander, I covered both of their Long Island contenders--Gerry Cooney & Howard Davis Jr.

"Maximize profit and minimize risk," is what one of the "Wacko Twins"--Dennis Rappaport--would consistently preach. As for Victor Valle, Cooney's trainer, he had been a lightweight contender in an around WWII. He had trained a few of Rappaport's other fighters, and both Rappaport and his partner--Mike Jones--thought highly of Valle's training ability. However, I wasn't among the Valle rooters. I wanted to see Long Island localite Gil Clancy or Eddie Futch train Cooney.

As Arne related a few posts back, Futch thought very highly of Cooney and believed, to his dying day, that Cooney could have--and should have--been heavyweight champion. But the "Wacko Twins" were so enamored with Valle, that they drilled it into their young heavywweight that Valle was the most underrated trainer in boxing and the best possible man to hone and sharpen his skills. Such was not the case. Combined with the "Wacko Twins'" blueprint for a march to the title was Valle's holding Cooney back and rejecting many possible opponents. The worst thing they collectively did was allow him to sit on the sidelines after destroying Ken Norton in under one minute, then allowing him to go straight from that fight into a 15-rounder over a year later against one of history's best heavyweight champions, Larry Holmes.

"I just wasn't ready," says Cooney of his title shot against Holmes. "But I was just the fighter. My managers and my trainer, all of whom I trusted, told me this is how it was going to be. They told me I would be fighting for the most money ever paid to a title challenger, and that I should stick to the fighting and let them doing everything else. I did. I shouldn't have."

Yes, I remember those days of "Tic, tic, tic" and "Next question" very well. The "Wackos" comvinced Cooney that tthose in the media were his enemies and detractors. He disliked me for the longest time. Now, ironically, we have a much different place in each other's life.

In 2009, Cooney and I were teamed as broadcast partners on the two shows per week we host on SiriusXM Radio. Since that time, we have become best friends. He and his lovely wife, Jennifer, came to my youngest daughter's wedding. Cooney has told me many stories about his career, including his bout against alcoholism, which he hid so well from the boxing world. It is some of these stories I will be detailing in my book, "Glove Affair."

Gerry Cooney knows what he could have been and what he was. He and Larry Holmes are almost inseparable. Cooney has no regrest about the past, but rather, excitement for his future.

I love Mondays and Fridays. Those are the days I get to sit in the biggest, most gorgeous radio studios in the world with my big buddy and talk two hours of boxing to a multitude of listeners.

I watch in amazement as traffic gets snarled when we cross the street because drivers recognize Cooney and jump out of their cars to shake his hand...to get an autograph...to take his picture.

As for charity work, Cooney does more in a month than most of us do in a lifetime.

He did not become a world champion in the boxing ring, but, in every other way, Gerry Cooney is a champion extraordinaire.

-Randy G.

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dino da vinci:

Our goal is to get all people paid by this afternoon. We will also be posting the points in the Random Topics section later today. Please make Editor Mike aware of your contact info. Thank you.

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Skibbz:

"I have to say that I have no bones with what HBO, Showtime, or the PPV monsters are doing at all. There is a simple reason they charge what they do, because we keep paying for it as a public. They know that the public will moan, cry, beg, and whine about the 69.99 Mayweather fight but at the end of the day 1.4 million of us still buy it. So moan, cry, beg, and whine is all we do. I can guarantee you in any business, if people stop patronizing to a point where they don't make good money from it, they will change. As I have said in several posts, one of the sad parts of this society is that we do not mobilize for a common cause. We tweet, we talk about it on our time line, we put on a hoodie but by in large we don't DO anything.

I do think we are reaching a point where the beauty of capitalism is going to show up and the usurping of an expensive system that does not please people will be undercut by a better product."


All the tweeting, sitting on the backside browsing the internet has made the global population much lazier, and more importantly more accepting of what they're given. Those that make the song n dance necessary to bring about change are labelled madmen and scaremongers to be ostracized from the world. Business is big and those in control of the strings only wish to expand their wallets and power. Average Joe on his own or grouped en masse can not have the same effect as he once did.... Starting to sound like one of those mad men myself.


@Aseng it's a cracking deal. Saturday night till Sunday morning i'll be watching many fights on BoxNation, although Buncy does get a bit erratic when the clock reaches 4am and he hasn't had a wink... Still, it adds to the entertainment!

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Skibbz:

Congratulations to BrownSugar. I must admit your posts are one of the most enjoyable to read on the forums and I can always learn something from reading them. Congrats to the runners up too, but no one could take the prize from Suges this round. I wonder what we're going to see in the next half month, no doubt great posts from all the community! Keep it up gents.

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The Good Doctor:

I have to say that I have no bones with what HBO, Showtime, or the PPV monsters are doing at all. There is a simple reason they charge what they do, because we keep paying for it as a public. They know that the public will moan, cry, beg, and whine about the 69.99 Mayweather fight but at the end of the day 1.4 million of us still buy it. So moan, cry, beg, and whine is all we do. I can guarantee you in any business, if people stop patronizing to a point where they don't make good money from it, they will change. As I have said in several posts, one of the sad parts of this society is that we do not mobilize for a common cause. We tweet, we talk about it on our time line, we put on a hoodie but by in large we don't DO anything.

I do think we are reaching a point where the beauty of capitalism is going to show up and the usurping of an expensive system that does not please people will be undercut by a better product.

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dino da vinci:

"Many years ago, likely 1983, I had the privilege of a long leisurely dinner with the late, great trainer Eddie Futch -- just the two of us. One of the questions that I posed to Eddie concerned Gerry Cooney. At the mention of his name, Futch's eyes lit up and he said "I wish I'd had him." The way that he said it told me two things: he wasn't referring to Cooney's marketability and he wasn't patronizing the white guy across the table from him (me). Eddie saw flaws in Cooney that he thought he could have corrected.



Futch was well-qualified to give an assessment. He and the old master Ray Arcel had trained Holmes for the Cooney fight. Cooney had two more important fights after my dinner with Futch and was destroyed in both, by Michael Spinks and then -- after a long layoff -- by George Foreman. So perhaps not even Futch could have melded him into a champion. We'll never know.



One thing we know for certain is that if Cooney had won the title, he would have lifted boxing to heights not seen since the heyday of Jack Dempsey. The outdoors arena at Caesars Palace was too small to accommodate Holmes-Cooney. It was expanded by seven thousand seats to 32,000. According to the New York Times, the closed-circuit telecast at the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey drew 52,974 paid!



Yes, there was undeniably an ugly undercurrent of racism, but Cooney's popularity owed to more than his pigmentation. He had the "it" factor. The camera liked him and he came across as the sort of down-to-earth fellow that would make a good neighbor.



Regarding the Shadow's contribution to this thread...yes, many boxers had less experience than Cooney before they were thrust into a title fight. But many of these individuals -- including the two that you mention -- had international amateur experience. A fellow who competes against Cubans and Eastern Europeans at the amateur level is far more ready for a big fight than a fellow who does it the old- fashioned way, climbing the ladder in 4-, 6-, and 8-round bouts. As for your question, I'm U.S. born, specifically Brooklyn, and yes my roots are Scandinavian (Danish)."




Arne, thank you. Great input. One of the many things I look at is how a fighter is changed by their first official loss. Also their first true loss. And even bigger, if they were legitimately losing, what did they do to try to rescue their undefeated record while there was still time to. I believe no one has ever attempted any research in this area and it might be applicable to other sports as well. Not as much probably, because if you lose in tennis, then the opponent beat your skills. In boxing (& MMA) the opponent beat YOU, your very being!

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ArneK.:

Amen to Editor Mike: "Give Our Wallets a Break."

Have PPV prices increased faster than inflation? I'm not sure, but the fight that produced the biggest advance buzz of the 1980s, Tyson vs. Spinks in 1988, was priced at $30-$35 in the New England market. Those that waited until the final three days paid the higher tariff.

In horseracing, declining revenues led track operators to increase their prices in the form of higher pari-mutuel takeouts. All that did was compound the problem.
It resulted in more lost patronage.

I'm sure the PPV executives involved in boxing know more than me when it comes to pricing their merchandise to maximize profitability, but I can't help but think that their "greed" is one big reason why boxing in the U.S. and Canada has slipped out of the mainstream.

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brownsugar:

Thanks Commish...RG, and Amayseng... I Appreciate your acknowledgement.. Every dog has his day.

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ArneK.:

Many years ago, likely 1983, I had the privilege of a long leisurely dinner with the late, great trainer Eddie Futch -- just the two of us. One of the questions that I posed to Eddie concerned Gerry Cooney. At the mention of his name, Futch's eyes lit up and he said "I wish I'd had him." The way that he said it told me two things: he wasn't referring to Cooney's marketability and he wasn't patronizing the white guy across the table from him (me). Eddie saw flaws in Cooney that he thought he could have corrected.

Futch was well-qualified to give an assessment. He and the old master Ray Arcel had trained Holmes for the Cooney fight. Cooney had two more important fights after my dinner with Futch and was destroyed in both, by Michael Spinks and then -- after a long layoff -- by George Foreman. So perhaps not even Futch could have melded him into a champion. We'll never know.

One thing we know for certain is that if Cooney had won the title, he would have lifted boxing to heights not seen since the heyday of Jack Dempsey. The outdoors arena at Caesars Palace was too small to accommodate Holmes-Cooney. It was expanded by seven thousand seats to 32,000. According to the New York Times, the closed-circuit telecast at the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey drew 52,974 paid!

Yes, there was undeniably an ugly undercurrent of racism, but Cooney's popularity owed to more than his pigmentation. He had the "it" factor. The camera liked him and he came across as the sort of down-to-earth fellow that would make a good neighbor.

Regarding the Shadow's contribution to this thread...yes, many boxers had less experience than Cooney before they were thrust into a title fight. But many of these individuals -- including the two that you mention -- had international amateur experience. A fellow who competes against Cubans and Eastern Europeans at the amateur level is far more ready for a big fight than a fellow who does it the old- fashioned way, climbing the ladder in 4-, 6-, and 8-round bouts. As for your question, I'm U.S. born, specifically Brooklyn, and yes my roots are Scandinavian (Danish).

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amayseng:

congrats...

wait, what about the boxing channel winners?


boy the boxing channel is the bastard child of the TSS, always forgotten...

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"HISTORY AT THE CAPITOL" BERNARD HOPKINS VS. BEIBUT SHUMENOV FIGHTER MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES AND PHOTOS WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 16, 2014) - Several of the featured fighters for Saturday's "History at the Capitol" event at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. worked out for media members at Bald Eagle Recreation Center in Washington, D.C. The SHOWTIME tripleheader headlined by future Hall of Famer Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins against Beibut Shumenov in an epic light heavyweight world championship unification. Tickets priced at $25, $50, $75, $200...

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Battle Hymn - Part 9: Gone to Glory

Live not for battles won. Live not for the-end-of-the-song. Live in the along. —Gwendolyn Brooks Anyone looking for Aaron Wade in the early 1970s could find him at the Anchor Rescue Mission, a storefront church located at 1253 McAllister Street. It was in the Fillmore district, only a few blocks from the flat he rented thirty years before. Much had changed. Between 1940 and 1970, the black population in San Francisco shot up from 4,846 to 96,078. In 1956, a federally-funded urban renewal project began in the Fillmore that saw large...

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Watch "Maravilla" At Tribeca, Get Chance To Win Martinez-Cotto Tix

PRESS RELEASE "MARAVILLA" PREMIERE AT TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL OFFERS MOVIEGOERS CHANCE TO WIN TICKETS TO SERGIO MARTINEZ VS. MIGUEL COTTO AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN WHAT: To kick off the premiere of "MARAVILLA," at the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, lucky moviegoers will have a chance to win tickets to the Martinez vs. Cotto championship fight. As a special gift to lucky fans who purchase tickets to the "MARAVILLA" film premiere, three pairs of fight tickets will be given away to the Martinez vs. Cotto bout taking...

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Collazo Supporting Nephcure Foundation

LUIS COLLAZO SUPPORTING NEPHCURE FOUNDATION ONCE AGAIN IN VEGAS BATTLE VS. AMIR KHAN ON MAY 3 MAYWEATHER CARD LAS VEGAS (April 16, 2014)— Former WBA Welterweight World Champion boxer Luis Collazo will once again demonstrate his support for The NephCure Foundation when he meets Amir Khan in a critical confrontation May 3 as the co-featured bout on the blockbuster Floyd Mayweather card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. When he knocked out Victor Ortiz before his hometown fans Jan. 30 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Collazo entered the ring...

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Wbo Jr. Welterweight Champion Ruslan Provodnikov To Make First World Title Defense Against New York...

SATURDAY, JUNE 14 AT BARCLAYS CENTER AND LIVE ON HBO® --Tickets On Sale Thursday, April 24 at 10 A.M.-- BROOKLYN (April 16, 2014) – World Championship boxing returns to Barclays Center when the "The Siberian Rocky" RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV makes the first defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight title and his Brooklyn debut against undefeated world-rated contender and New York product CHRIS ALGIERI. Provodnikov vs. Algieri will take place Saturday, June 14 and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®,...

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Provodnikov-Algieri Tix Info; Hopkins Weigh-In To Stream

WBO JR. WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV TO MAKE FIRST WORLD TITLE DEFENSE AGAINST NEW YORK'S UNDEFEATED CHRIS ALGIERI SATURDAY, JUNE 14 AT BARCLAYS CENTER AND LIVE ON HBO® --Tickets On Sale Next Thursday! April 24 at 10 A.M.-- BROOKLYN (April 16, 2014) –World Championship boxing returns to Barclays Center when the “The Siberian Rocky" RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV makes the first defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight title and his Brooklyn debut against undefeated world-rated contender and New York product...

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Maidana and De La Hoya Talk About "The Moment," And More

Marcos Maidana told media taking part on a Wednesday afternoon conference call to hype his May 3 fight against super-skilled pugilist Floyd Mayweather that he isn't simply looking for a KO, and that yes, he wants to hurt Floyd with every punch, but that he is preparing for 12 rounds of boxing. I asked if a KO was the only route a win, and he said that people thought he could only beat Adrien Broner by KO, but that he won by decision. The Argentine fighter, coming off a career-best win, over Mayweather-lite Broner, holds a 35-3 (31 KOs)...

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Pay-Per-Views: LESS IS MORE, Give Our Wallets A Break!

So I clicked the "power" button on my remote control on Saturday night, and brought up the program guide, and scrolled down to the 300s, where the pay-per-view offerings lie. I went past the true red light district, the filthy titles, and settled on the In Demand region. I found that Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley Top Rank/HBO PPV offering, gulped at the $69 price tag and pressed "buy and record." I could have not done that. But I'm a fight fan, and enjoy watching the biggest bouts, and beyond that, I am duty bound to do so, as the editor...

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Danny Jacobs Added To Showtime Announce Team For DC Card

MIDDLEWEIGHT CONTENDER DANIEL JACOBS TO SERVE AS SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® GUEST ANALYST FOR THIS SATURDAY’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TRIPLEHEADER Saturday, April 19, LIVE on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) Immediately Following Episode 1 Premiere of ALL ACCESS: MAYWEATHER vs. MAIDANA WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 16, 2014) – Middleweight contender Daniel Jacobs is trading in his gloves for a microphone, at least for one night. The inspirational cancer survivor will serve as guest analyst for this Saturday’s SHOWTIME...

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