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Gerry Cooney is a famous American former boxer who was born on August 4, 1956, in Manhattan, New York, United States.
Gerry Cooney was born Gerald Arthur Cooney. He competed from 1977-1990 and won international tournaments in England, Wales, and Scotland as an amateur.
Gerry Cooney was a challenger for world heavyweight titles in 1982 and 1987. He is also well recognized as the co-host of the Friday Night on SIRIUS XM Radio at the Fights. His brother Tommy Cooney is also a professional boxer.
Keep reading to know more about the former ace boxer Gerry Cooney including his net worth, and professional and personal life.
The total net worth of Gerry Cooney is estimated to be about $3 million. His earnings are mainly from his primary profession as a professional boxer.
The annual earnings of boxer Gerry Cooney are not yet known and are still under review.
Gerry Cooney stands at a height of about 6 ft 6 in (198 cm).
Gerry Cooney was born on August 4, 1956, and is 66 years old as of 2022.
Gerry Cooney was born and raised in Manhattan, New York in the United States. He was born to his father Arthur Cooney and his mother Eileen Cooney. His father motivated him very much to become a boxer. Gerry has a brother named Tommy Cooney, who is also into boxing. Tommy Cooney advanced to the finals of the New York Golden Gloves Sub-Novice Heavyweight class. Gerry's grandparents resided in Placentia, Newfoundland, Canada.
There are no details available about the educational background of Gerry Cooney.
In 1994, Gerry Cooney got married to Jennifer Cooney. The lovely couple was also blessed with three children- two sons and a daughter. The names of their sons are Jackson Cooney and Chris Cooney while their daughter's name is Sarah Cooney.
Gerry and Jennifer live in Fanwood along with Jackson and Sarah, while Chris lives in New York. They keep their personal life fairly private and away from social media.
Gerry Cooney is best known for being a competitor from 1977-1990. He is also known as a challenger for World Heavyweight titles in 1982 and 1987. He is also well recognized as the co-host of the Friday Night on SIRIUS XM Radio at the Fights.
Gerry Cooney has always been involved in numerous acts of charity. He rarely misses any chance to donate and be of service to the needy. He used to attend about 50-60 charity events a year. Cooney utilizes his popularity to mentor troubled adolescents, visit jails, and speak with people in rehabilitation centers. Cooney also supports the Hands Are Not For Hitting campaign, which aims to reduce domestic abuse.
Cooney has been inducted into the Walt Whitman High School (New York) Hall of Fame, from where he completed his graduation. Gerry won the New York Golden Gloves Championships twice. He was also the winner of the 1973 160-lb Sub-Novice Championship as well as the 1976 Heavyweight Open Championship.
In addition to the New York Golden Gloves crowns, he also won international competitions in England, Wales, and Scotland while fighting as an amateur.
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