The Fight City Podcast No. 41

Time for a new edition of our podcast, hosted as always by Alden Chodash as he and site contributor Eliott McCormick discuss some of the latest boxing news, including the recent Top Rank-ESPN card featuring Shakur Stevenson, plus word of new agreements in the heavyweight division for fights between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. Then it’s time for in-depth discussions of two huge events for which anniversaries were recently marked, those being Lennox Lewis vs Mike Tyson and Larry Holmes vs Gerry Cooney. Check it out:

“By this point, Cooney had proven himself. All the boxing people who wrote him off for his inactivity and lack of serious opposition had to concede his courage. He had risen from a knockdown and for the first time in his career tasted his own blood, and there he was, still throwing punches, still battling back. That said, there could be no doubt as to who was winning. Except, that is, in the eyes of the ringside judges. Amazingly, if it were not for the points Cooney had lost for low blows, all three would have had the challenger ahead. The crowd and the pent up desire for Cooney to win were affecting the officials at ringside.”             From “June 11, 1982: Holmes vs Cooney” by Michael Carbert 

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