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Touching Gloves with… Gerry Cooney

by on Dec.21, 2016, under Boxing News

By Dan Hanley

 

Gerry Cooney appeared on the left on this Time Magazine cover.

Gerry Cooney appeared on the left on this Time Magazine cover.

Growing up in an Irish-Catholic household that always displayed their yen for the sweet science, I became accustomed to the compulsory picture of the Pope on one wall and a picture of ‘Irish’ Jerry Quarry on the other. Having said that, it was a foregone conclusion that I was going to be enamored when ‘Gentleman’ Gerry Cooney – clad in shamrock-laden trunks – arrived on the scene in the late ’70s. And let me tell ya, this son of Erin soon had the Hanley household making room on another wall. (continue reading…)

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