New York boxing icon Gerry Cooney has been named Goodwill Ambassador for the annual Battle of the Badges, presented by Hooters, on Friday, November 20, 2015. The annual boxing matchups pit New York’s Finest against New York’s Bravest in the boxing ring at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.… Read Article
Exactly 24-years ago today, an unlikely heavyweight comeback was well underway. In fact, on this day, one year shy of a quarter of a century ago, there were two unlikely heavyweight comebacks being observed – and what’s more the two come-backing heavies were about to run right into each other.
Caesars Palace in Atlantic City was the venue, and a forty-something George Foreman faced a thirty-something Gerry Cooney in a fascinating (if much maligned) clash … Read Article
Thomas Hearns, Earnie Shavers, Gerry Cooney and Larry Holmes are four of the Legends of Boxing who will be ringside Thursday night (Sept. 26) for the big boxing card at the Sands Bethlehem. They will be part of a gala cocktail party there during tonight’s weigh-in.… Read Article
Former heavyweight contender Gerry Cooney toured Madison Square Garden yesterday, checking out the construction in the world famous arena as it undergoes its third and last phase of a historic top-to-bottom Transformation. Cooney, won two Golden Gloves championships at The Garden, his first when he was only 16 years old (1973) at 160lbs, and his second in 1976 as a heavyweight. As a professional, Cooney stopped Ken Norton at MSG (1981) in the first round.… Read Article
MASHANTUCKET, Conn (May 1, 2013) – The Suffolk County (New York) Correctional Officers (SCCOA) Boxing Team has the support of two-time world champion James “Buddy” McGirt and former world heavyweight title challenger “Gentleman” Gerry Cooney in the fifth annual Battle of the Badges (BOB5), featuring amateur boxing matches against the Massachusetts Correctional Officer Boxing Team (MCO), on Saturday night, May 18, in Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.… Read Article