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Ask Gerry Cooney- Oct. 5, 2012

Compiled by Allan Scotto

Hey, fans! Welcome to “Ask Gerry Cooney,” where you get to ask former heavyweight contender “Gentleman” Gerry Cooney any boxing-related question you’d like. Your questions for Gerry’s review will be featured at every Thursday morning.

Each week, Gerry will answer as many of your questions as he can on the SiriusXM 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 6 – 8 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.
Please submit your questions to
Our first question this week comes from Tommy B., who asks:
Hey Champ, here’s my question. Many people feel that Freddie Roach is slipping as a trainer, pointing to the fact that three of his top fighters, Manny Pacquiao, Amir Khan and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. all lost their last fights. Do you agree or disagree?
Or next question comes from Gene C., who asks:
Hi Gerry, I’ve heard often times that a larger ring benefits a boxer while a smaller ring benefits a puncher and that makes sense to me but shouldn’t there be one standard sized ring for all boxing events and why isn’t that the case?
Gerry answered the following questions on last weeks show:
Our first question came from Frankie C., who asked:
Gerry, the Klitschko brothers have dominated the heavyweight division for a very long time. After their careers are over, do you think they’ll be remembered as great champions or do you think that they’ll be seen as mediocre fighters who were dominant simply because the competition was so poor?
Gerry thinks the Klitschko brothers are both excellent fighters who will be remembered as great champions.
Our next question came from Dave G., who asked:
Gerry, why do you think Manny Pacquiao would opt to fight Juan Manuel Marquez for a fourth time rather than avenge his loss to Tim Bradley? I know I have no interest in watching these guys fight the same fight for a fourth time, do you?
Gerry thinks just like the other three fights, this one will be exciting to watch. He also feels that another fight with Bradley really wouldn’t be appealing.

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