Each week, Gerry will answer as many of your questions as he can on the Sirius/XM radio show, “Friday Night at The Fights,” a show that Gerry co-hosts with Randy “The Commish” Gordon, the former Chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission.
The show airs every Friday on Sirius channel 94 and XM channel 208 from 7 – 9 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.
Our first question this week comes from Huntington Town Councilman Gene Cook, who asks:
Hey Gerry, a big hello from all your friends and fans here in Huntington, Long Island. My question is this, what kind of scoring are they using in the Olympic boxing matches? I can’t make heads or tails out of the way they are scoring these bouts.
Our next question comes from Bob P., who asks:
Gerry, do you think that 50 Cent’s involvement as a promoter in boxing brings us closer to a Pacquiao / Mayweather showdown?
Gerry answered the following questions on the air last Friday:
Our first question came from Leo Jennes, who asked:
Hello Gerry, I have been a big fan of your since the Jimmy Young fight, My dad loved you, due to your style and his long history during the Marciano days! You’re a champ in my eyes just did not get the right breaks but remember, you only lost to three Hall Of Fame boxers in your entire career. My question is what round did you think was your best in the Holmes fight, and did you think if your game plan was changed would have made it a winnable fight?
Gerry felt that the 10th round was a strong round for him and acknowledged what a great fighter Larry Holmes was. He felt he fought the fight he set out to fight and gave it his all.
Our next question came from Jay Kier, who asked:
Hey bro, you had great fights, and you’re a great fighter. Holmes is an all time great Heavyweight Champ and you both came out winners. That was a classic championship fight, a “Thrilla” all in its own self! You have made your life into something inspiring for many of us Gerry. Would you share more about why and how you developed as a person after boxing? I though it would be helpful to other boxing fans, rather than ask another boxing question. You’re good people Mr. Cooney and are much appreciated by the boxing world!
Randy and I pointed out that Gerry has become an outstanding ambassador for the sport of boxing and dedicates a tremendous amount of time using his celebrity to help with many charitable causes, although Gerry prefers not to use what he does to honor himself. What Gerry did share was that as a young kid who turned pro at 17, he was taken in by the high life. He has rejected that lifestyle and today he is a happily married family man.