Ask Gerry Cooney – February 13th , 2016

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 week.


Each week, Gerry will answer as many of your questions as he can on the Sirius XM radio show “Friday Night at The Fights,” which Gerry co-hosts with Randy Commission.


The show airs every Friday on Sirius / XM Rush Zone Channel 93 from 6-8 p.m.


Please submit your questions to:

Our first question comes from Tony T. who asks:


Gerry, I’m really excited about the upcoming fight between Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman. I think they as very evenly matched and I’m curious as to who you think will take this one?

Our next question comes from Ricky R. who asks:


Gerry, here’s a hypothetical for you. Paulie Malignaggi and Chris Algieri are both excellent boxers, but neither one seems to have much power in their punches. Given that, who do you think would win if they ever fought each other?

And Gerry answered the following questions on last week’s show.


Our first question came from Henry G. who asked:


Gerry, I see that Antonio Margarito is scheduled to fight Jorge Paez Jr. on March 5th. This guy was caught using Plaster of Paris in his hand wraps, which is like hitting a guy in the face with a brick! I would like someone to explain to me why this man is ever allowed in a boxing ring again?

Gerry feels that the offense Margarito committed could have seriously hurt another fighter and that he should never, under any circumstances, be allowed in a boxing ring again.

Our next question came from Richie A. who asked:


Gerry, Sergey Kovalev made light work out of Jean Pascal. I agree that for the last couple of rounds, Kovalev intentionally punished Pascal. I’ve never thought much of Pascal and I think less of him now, so tell me, do you think he’s finished?


Gerry thinks it’s over for Pascal. He’s lost a couple of big fights and there really isn’t anyone in his division that Gerry feels he could do well against.


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