Ask Gerry Cooney – July 5, 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, Channel 93 from 6-8 p.m.


Please submit your questions to:


Our first question comes from Paul M. who asks:


Hi Gerry, I’ve heard a story for years that President Reagan had a phone line installed in your dressing room to congratulate you if you beat Holmes in 1982, but he did not have one installed in Larry’s dressing room. Is this story true?


Our next question comes from Robert R. who asks:


Hi Gerry, long time fan of yours!!! As an amateur your record was 55-3. I know you lost to both Davis brothers, John and Eddie. Who was the third loss to?

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