Gerry Cooney Quotes.
I like the Klitschko boys
, I think they’re in a class
of their own. I like Manny Pacquiao
. All the super-middleweights are great
I’ve always wanted to fight. I love to fight.
Most fighters, when they’re finished
, boxing turns
its back on them.
They said if I’d fight a ranked contender
, I’d get a title shot
. I did that, and the next
day they changed the rules
I really don’t care who I fight.
Some have made boxing a terrible
thing to be around.
You can have more than one career, but you only have one family
I believe in my abilities as a fighter.
I am seeing
all the guys, like Earnie Shavers, Tex Cobb, and Larry
Holmes all the time.
Some of the things written
about me hurt, but there is nothing I can do
I feel like a pro
now. Before I fought Holmes, I felt like a rookie
fighters stay in the game
for too long. They stay because it’s awfully hard to walk away from the roar
of the crowd
. Really hard. You live
for that and so you stay too long. And you might have a wife and kids to feed
. So you keep
fighting because you don’t know how
to do anything else
Gil Clancy told me to move
around for six
or seven rounds
, but when you’re a puncher and you catch
someone, you got after them. And in that fight [with George
Foreman in 1999] my timing
was off and I got caught
I’m one crazy
, crazy guy.
If you look
at my career, towards
the end you will see I was fighting like once a year
. I was not part of the Don King top heavyweights
, so I was kind of kept
out. His guys were getting three to four fights a year and I could only get one.
I just like people. We have a good time together
Too many guys don’t know what to do with their lives
after boxing. I was lucky because I had two managers who didn’t trust
each other, and so they were always making sure
where all the money was, and because of that, so did I.
Roberto Duran was the kind of guy who was a true
fighter and you hardly
see guys like that anymore.
The Klitschko boys, they’re great fighters, but they’re just boring here