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Ask Gerry Cooney - March 14, 2014

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 (or in this case, Friday morning).

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 Gerry co-hosts with Randy “The Commish” Gordon, former Chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission.
The show airs every Friday on Sirius Sport Zone Channel 92 from 6-8 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.
Please submit your questions to:
Our first question comes from Kent, who asks:
Hi Gerry, I am your biggest fan and I was wondering, in your fight with Michael Spinks, there were only 10 seconds left in round five when the ref [Frank Cappuccino] stopped it.  Had you been allowed to finish the round, do you think you could have turned it around or was it simply just not your night?
Our next question comes from George B., who asks:
Gerry, I’m sure you’ve heard the rumors that Floyd Mayweather had some people break the arms and legs of a couple of contractors whom he thought stole jewelry from him. If true, he could face charges of attempted murder, kidnapping and menacing. I‘d like to know if you have any inside info as to whether or not this actually happened and if it did, why on Earth do you think he would throw away his life that way?
Gerry answered the following questions on last week’s show:
Our first question came from Bob B., who asked:
Hey, Gerry, love listening to you and Randy every Friday and I’d like to know who you like in Sergio Martinez-Miguel Cotto?
Gerry sees this as a “pick ‘em” fight between two tough competitors that can go either way.
Our next question comes from Tommy J., who asks:
Gerry, it looks like the year is shaping up to be another great one for boxing. I’d like to know; do you think Alfredo Angulo has a good shot at handing Saul Alvarez his second loss?
Gerry did not think Angulo would beat Alvarez.
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