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Gerry Cooney

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Birthday
4, 1956
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
4, 1956 (age 63)
Birthplace
New York City, NY

About

Irish-American former boxer best known for his defeat of ex-champion Ken Norton. He is also the former #1 WBC fighter in the world.

Before Fame

He won tournaments in England, Wales, and Scotland as an amateur.

Trivia

He founded an organization that helps retired boxers find jobs called the Fighters' Initiative for Support and Training.

Family Life

His brother, Tommy Cooney, was also a boxer.

Associated With

He became a boxing promoter for title fights featuring the likes of George Foreman, among others.