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Gerry Cooney Record

Total Fights31
Title Wins0
Title Defenses0
Title-Fight KOs0
KO Wins24
KO Losses3
Gerry Cooney Record & Stats
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      What is Gerry Cooney's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 12 years and 11 months, Gerry Cooney fought 31 times with 28 wins and 3 losses.

      Cooney retired from professional boxing with a record of 28-3. He was a two-time heavyweight world title challenger. He had a 77.4% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 24 of his total 31 fights being knockout wins. Cooney suffered three knockout losses in his career, two of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 2nd round KO defeat to George Foreman on January 15, 1990.

      Some of Cooney's best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Ken Norton, Jimmy Young, Eddie Lopez, Ron Lyle, Eddie Gregg, George Chaplin, Philipp Brown, and Grady Daniels.

      31Jan 15, 199033George ForemanLossKO2
      30Jun 15, 198730Michael SpinksLoss *TKO5
      29May 31, 198629Eddie GreggWinKO1
      28Dec 8, 198428George ChaplinWinTKO2
      27Sep 29, 198428Philipp BrownWinTKO4
      26Jun 11, 198225Larry HolmesLoss *TKO13
      25May 11, 198124Ken NortonWinTKO1
      24Oct 24, 198024Ron LyleWinKO1
      23May 25, 198023Jimmy YoungWinTKO4
      22Dec 14, 197923Leroy BooneWinTKO6
      21Nov 9, 197923John Dino DenisWinTKO3
      20Oct 9, 197923Malik DozierWinKO6
      19Aug 22, 197923Broderick MasonWinKO4
      18Jun 29, 197922Tom PraterWinTKO2
      17Feb 26, 197922Charlie JohnsonWinKO1
      16Jan 13, 197922Eddie LopezWinUD
      15Dec 15, 197822Grady DanielsWinRTD5
      14Nov 1, 197822Sam McGillWinUD
      13Oct 4, 197822Charley PoliteWinKO4
      12Jun 22, 197821G. G. MaldonadoWinTKO8
      11Mar 17, 197821S. T. GordonWinDQ
      10Feb 11, 197821Gary BatesWinKO4
      9Jan 27, 197821Austin JohnsonWinKO1
      8Jan 14, 197821Terry Lee KiddWinKO1
      7Dec 21, 197721Jimmie SykesWinKO1
      6Nov 30, 197721Quinnie LocklearWinKO1
      5Nov 18, 197721Joe MayeWinKO4
      4Aug 3, 197720Matt RobinsonWinPTS
      3Mar 20, 197720Jose RosarioWinKO2
      2Mar 2, 197720Jimmy RobertsonWinKO2
      1Feb 15, 197720Bill JacksonWinKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Gerry Cooney (Gentleman) is a 67-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S. on August 4, 1956. He retired without winning a major world title. His professional boxing career spanned more than 12 years — from 1977 to 1990.

      Cooney made his professional boxing debut against Bill Jackson at the age of 20 on February 15, 1977, defeating Jackson via 1st round KO. He went on to win 24 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 20 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 25 on June 11, 1982 after 25 professional fights, against Larry Holmes for the WBC and The Ring titles. He lost to Holmes via 13th round TKO.

      Cooney had a total of three losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against fellow American boxer George Foreman on January 15, 1990. Cooney lost the fight via 2nd round KO. It's been 34 years, 6 months, and 10 days since this fight.


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