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I was a left hooker, and I loved hooking. I also really liked to jab and mix it up right away. Gerry Cooney#Hooking 54
Gerry Cooney#Hooking 54
I was a small kid from Huntington, Long Island. I never imagined that anything like that would happen to me. Gerry Cooney#Anything 51
Gerry Cooney#Anything 51
I grew up in a big Irish, Catholic family. My dad was a pretty rough guy. So one of my brothers left home when he was 15 and found his way to the gym. It gave me the opportunity to go and spend some time with him and work out in the gym. Gerry Cooney#Dad 48
Gerry Cooney#Dad 48
All of the sports have a safety net, but boxing is the only sport that has none. So when the fighter is through, he is through. While he was fighting his management was very excited for him, but now that he is done, that management team is moving on. Gerry Cooney#Sports 46
Gerry Cooney#Sports 46
When that bell rang, I wanted to go out there and do my thing. Gerry Cooney#Bell 46
Gerry Cooney#Bell 46
Muhammad Ali was the kind of guy you either loved or hated, but you wanted to see him. I happen to really love him. He brought boxing to another level and always made you laugh. Gerry Cooney#Ali 45
Gerry Cooney#Ali 45
Boxing was not the sport that I thought is was due to all the politics. Gerry Cooney#Boxing 44
Gerry Cooney#Boxing 44
If you look at my career, towards the end you will see I was fighting like once a year. I was not part of the Don King top heavyweights, so I was kind of kept out. His guys were getting three to four fights a year and I could only get one. Gerry Cooney#Career 41
Gerry Cooney#Career 41
I lost three times in my career. Losing to Holmes I could deal with, because I lost to a true champion. Gerry Cooney#Career 39
Gerry Cooney#Career 39
You have a small period of time when you can perfect your career and become good at it. A lot of guys get distracted, which only hurts them. You must stay focused and work very hard at boxing. Gerry Cooney#Become 24
Gerry Cooney#Become 24
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