Ask Gerry Cooney – February 19th, 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 John L. who asks:


Gerry, what do you make of the current situation going on with Manny Pacquiao? Granted, he said some very disparaging things about same sex couples, which he later apologized for, but he’s paying a heavy price for what he said. Nike dropped him and a lot of people have turned on him. Shouldn’t he be allowed to voice his opinion, just like supporters of same sex couples do, without all of this drama?

Our next question comes from Martin T. who asks:


Gerry, April 23rd, Dominic Wade will face Gennady Golovkin. It’s being billed as “The Undefeated,” but Wade only has 18 fights and none of them against what I would consider elite competition. So do you think he has much of a chamnce against GGG?


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


Our first question came from Tony T. who asked:


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?

Gerry agrees with Tony and sees this one as a “pick ‘em” fight. One thing everyone seems to agree on is that this one could very easily become a “fight of the year” candidate.

Our next question came from Ricky R. who asked:


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?

Gerry sees this fight as a chess match, which can prove to be rather boring to fans who like action fights, but a special treat to fans who appreciate masterful boxers. Gerry sees it as a close decision but gives the edge to Malignaggi.



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