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Gerry Cooney excited about LI boxing
When Gerry Cooney was 16 and growing up in Huntington, he didn't have much going for him. He said he came from a turbulent home. He lacked self esteem.
But the one thing he could do was fight. In fact, he did it out of necessity. He was a big kid, and therefore was challenged all the time — in home and at school.
So Cooney entered the Golden Gloves. The owner of the Herman's Sporting...