Ask Gerry Cooney – October 12th, 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 Tommy G. who asks:


Gerry, I read that Saul Alvarez has a fractured thumb and will not fight again in 2016. I also read that both Canelo and Golovkin seem to want to meet in the ring but Oscar De La Hoya is dragging his heels making the fight happen. Why do you think that is?


Our next question comes from Richard G. who asks:


Gerry, Can you explain to me what’s involved in becoming a referee in boxing? Is there schooling involved or an apprenticeship program of some kind or do they just start working local cards and then try to move up into the big fights?

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