Gerald Arthur Cooney born August 4, 1956, is a former professional boxer from the United States who competed from 1977 to 1990 and challenged for world heavyweight titles twice, in 1982 and 1987.
|Celebrated Name:||Gerald Arthur Cooney|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Gerry Cooney|
|Age:||65 years old|
|Birth Date:||4 August 1956|
|Birth Place:||United States|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes, (Jackson, Sarah, Chris)|
|Is Gerry Cooney Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||former professional boxer|
|Net Worth in 2022:||$4 million|
Gerry Cooney Biography
Gerry Cooney was born on Long Island into a working-class Irish-Catholic family. His father encouraged him to pursue a career as a professional fighter. His brother, Tommy Cooney, was also a boxer who advanced to the finals of the New York Golden Gloves Sub-Novice Heavyweight division. Cooney’s grandparents also lived in Placentia, Newfoundland, Canada.
Gerry Cooney Age, Height, Weight
Gerry Cooney was born on August 4, 1956, and is 65 years old as of 2022. His height is 1.98 meters and his weight is 114 kilograms.
During his career, Gerry defeated former title challengers Jimmy Young and Ron Lyle, both by ‘knockout,’ in a fight that was stopped due to cuts sustained by Young. As a result, he was ranked first by the WBC and eager to face champion Larry Holmes.
In 1981, he knocked out former world heavyweight champion Ken Norton with a blisteringly powerful attack just 54 seconds into the first round. As a result, he set a new record after breaking Lee Savold’s 1948 record for the quickest knockout in the main event at Madison Square Garden.
After a long layoff, Cooney fought again in September 1984, knocking out Phillip Brown in the fourth round in Anchorage, Alaska. He fought again that year and won, but personal issues kept him away from the ring.
Cooney faced former world heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Michael Spinks in a title fight in 1987, which he lost.
Cooney has 28 wins and three losses in his professional career, with 24 knockouts. In any of his fights, he has never gone the distance in a 12 or 15-round match. On The Ring’s list of the “100 Greatest Punchers of All Time,” he is ranked number 53.
Cooney is also heavily involved in J.A.B., the first boxing union, where he served as a boxing promoter for title fights involving Roberto Durán, Héctor Camacho, and George Foreman. Cooney, on the other hand, does not support domestic violence and mentors young fighters in the gym. Cooney co-hosted the SIRIUS XM Radio show “Friday Night at the Fights” in June 2010.
Gerry Cooney Achievements and Awards
Gerry Cooney won international amateur tournaments in England, Wales, and Scotland, as well as the New York Golden Gloves titles. He also won two New York Golden Gloves Championships: the 1973 160-pound Sub-Novice Championship and the 1976 Heavyweight Open Championship. Cooney defeated Larry Derrick in the 160-pound Sub-Novice title in 1973 and Earlous Tripp in the Heavyweight Open title in 1976. However, after reaching the finals of the 175-pound Open division in 1975, he was defeated by Johnny Davis.
Gerry Cooney’s Net Worth in 2023
Gerry Cooney is a $4 million net worth American former professional boxer as of March 2023. Essentially, net worth is the value of a person’s assets less any debts. A person’s net worth can be increased by reducing liabilities or increasing assets. Gerry Cooney’s main source of income is his success as a boxer. His career has been marked by a high number of victories compared to losses.
Gerry Cooney has undoubtedly had a successful career, even though he appears to have reached his peak. He continued to win until he decided to retire. His passion for his career, however, appears to be alive and well, as he mentors other young boxers.
Gerry Cooney Wife, Marriage
Gerry Cooney is married to Jennifer and lives in Fanwood, New Jersey. The couple has three children, Jackson and Sarah, with Chris residing in New York.