George Foreman vs. Gerry Cooney

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George Foreman 253 lbs beat Gerry Cooney 231 lbs by TKO at 1:57 in round 2 of 10


  • The fight was promoted by Bob Arum and hosted by Caesars Atlantic City at the Convention Center.
  • The fight was billed as "The Preacher vs. The Puncher." Critics called it "The Geezers at Caesars."
  • There was a crowd of 12,581 at the Convention Center.
  • The fight was shown on closed-circuit TV and pay-per-view.
  • Each boxer was guaranteed $1 million.
  • This was Cooney's first fight in 2½ years.
  • Gil Clancy trained Cooney for the fight.
  • Cooney hurt Foreman in the first round with a left hook. After the fight, Foreman said Cooney "hit me harder than anyone I've ever been in the ring with."
  • Foreman knocked Cooney down twice in the second round.

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