3/10/07 - Gerry Cooney

Looking through some of the older issues of Sports Illustrated in my collection, you can notice a trend in the subjects the magazine covered. Most likely just a parallel in the sporting interests of the American society in general. Back in the 1980s, boxing was much more popular and well-covered by the media. After all, consider the boxing stars who were actively fighting then: Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Roberto Duran, Larry Holmes, Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, and this individual, Gerry Cooney. I sent this one courtesy of his foundation in New York.

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