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Old 06-23-2009, 04:31 AM
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Hi all... This is a bug bearer of mine...
The 'Great' White Hope lol...
This guy could put anyone to sleep, & had a valiant crack at the title..
I've always wondered how far he'd have gone, if he hadn't been solely reliant on the the left jab/leading left hook...
I watched most of his fights, and I hardly saw him throw any sort of right in 10 years... Why was this..?? Did he have some sort of disability that I'm not aware of...???
While on the subject... Thanks Gerry.... What you do for retired fighters is very admirable... Well done.... From all those that care....
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Old 06-23-2009, 04:19 PM
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If I'm not mistaken he did use the right to great effect, at least once. Against Norton, a sharp right to the chin plays a key role in that devastating knockout flurry against the ropes.

Anyway, I don't know if he should have used it more or not, maybe he should have. His left hook was certainly his most important weapon.
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Old 06-23-2009, 05:29 PM
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If I'm not mistaken he did use the right to great effect, at least once. Against Norton, a sharp right to the chin plays a key role in that devastating knockout flurry against the ropes.

Anyway, I don't know if he should have used it more or not, maybe he should have. His left hook was certainly his most important weapon.
Thanks for your answer... It appears no one else knows...
Don't mean to be funny, but I half expected someone woulda seen the fight with Norton (who was washed at the time.. His last fight, I believe) Which is the one & only RHKO I ever witnessed from him...
However.... If you get the chance, watch the Holmes, Spinks, Foreman fights...
These were 'big ones' and he Hardly used it...
Very liberally against Holmes, but not at all against S&F... I got the impression, that he wanted to lose....
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:58 PM
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Hi all... This is a bug bearer of mine...
The 'Great' White Hope lol...
This guy could put anyone to sleep, & had a valiant crack at the title..
I've always wondered how far he'd have gone, if he hadn't been solely reliant on the the left jab/leading left hook...
I watched most of his fights, and I hardly saw him throw any sort of right in 10 years... Why was this..?? Did he have some sort of disability that I'm not aware of...???
While on the subject... Thanks Gerry.... What you do for retired fighters is very admirable... Well done.... From all those that care....
No.... I didn't think so.....
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:47 PM
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Gerry Coony couldn't wipe his ass with his right: He was the apitomy of the "one-armed bandit".

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Old 06-24-2009, 12:00 AM
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Sounds like he might have been a left handed orthodox fighter like Miguel Angel Cotto or Oscar Dela Hoya. Despite throwing combos, Oscar too has been accused of being a one armed bandit because his right hands were never as meaty as his left hook. In Cotto's case, even his jab floored Clottey. If Cooney was left handed this would explain why, as throwing less effective right hands sounds less appealing than using your best weapons
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Cooney is a converted southpaw. His right hand is his weaker hand so he doesn't have much steam behind it. Still you'd expect I guy like him to at least try and make it work a little bit...

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Gerry Coony couldn't wipe his ass with his right: He was the apitomy of the "one-armed bandit".

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Old 06-24-2009, 01:09 PM
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:18 PM
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Sounds like he might have been a left handed orthodox fighter like Miguel Angel Cotto or Oscar Dela Hoya. Despite throwing combos, Oscar too has been accused of being a one armed bandit because his right hands were never as meaty as his left hook. In Cotto's case, even his jab floored Clottey. If Cooney was left handed this would explain why, as throwing less effective right hands sounds less appealing than using your best weapons
Makes sense...

But, I'm not sure if he is left handed..

A good trainer would have sorted this out... Or was it that Gerry was simply too lazy to adapt? If so, this was a traversty...
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