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Fighting as an amateur, Gerry Cooney won international tournaments in England, Wales, and Scotland, as well as the New York Golden Gloves titles. He won two New York Golden Gloves Championships, the 1973 160-lb Sub-Novice Championship and the 1976 Heavyweight Open Championship. Cooney defeated Larry Derrick to win the 1973 160-lb Sub-Novice title, and Earlous Tripp to win the 1976 Heavyweight Open title. In 1975 he reached the finals of the 175-lb Open division, but was defeated by Johnny Davis.
Cooney trained at the Huntington Athletic Club in Long Island, New York, where his trainer was John Capobianco. His amateur record consisted of 55 wins and 3 losses.
In 1981, he defeated former world heavyweight champion Ken Norton by a knockout just 54 seconds into the first round with a blisteringly powerful attack.
This broke the record set in 1948 by Lee Savold for the quickest knockout in a main event in Madison Square Garden. Since his management team was unwilling to risk losing a big future pay day with Holmes by having him face another viable fighter, Cooney did not fight for 13 months after defeating Norton.
The following year, Holmes agreed to fight him. With a purse of ten million dollars for the challenger, it was the richest fight in boxing history to that time. The promotion of the fight took on racial overtones that were exaggerated by the promoters, something Cooney did not agree with. He believed that skill, not race, should determine if a boxer was good. However, if Cooney won, he would have become the first Caucasian world heavyweight champion since Swede Ingemar Johansson defeated Floyd Patterson 23 years earlier.
Don King called Cooney “The Great White Hope.” The bout drew attention worldwide, and Larry Holmes vs. Gerry Cooney was one of the biggest closed-circuit/pay-per-view productions in history, broadcast to over 150 countries.
Cooney fought bravely after he was knocked down briefly in the second round. He was fined three points for repeated low blows. After 12 rounds, the more skillful and experienced Holmes finally wore him down. In round 13, Cooney’s trainer Victor Valle stepped into the ring to save his fighter from further punishment. Two of the three judges would have had Cooney ahead after the 12th round if it weren’t for the point deductions. Holmes and Cooney became friends after the fight, a relationship that endured for them.
We had the pleasure of interviewing Mr Cooney at Queens Center for Progress , who wrote his book called Gentleman Gerry: A Contender in the Ring, a Champion in Recovery see exclusive interview with him and what made him write this book.
The 117th annual Toy Fair New York will open its doors to thousands of registered global play professionals to explore more than 440,000 net square feet of exhibit space filled with hundreds of thousands of toys, games, and youth entertainment products.
Toy Fair is produced by The Toy Association, Inc.™ – the not-for-profit trade association representing all businesses involved in creating and bringing toys and youth entertainment products to kids of all ages.
The Toy Association’s 1000+ members account for approximately 90 percent of the annual U.S. domestic toy market of $28 billion.
The 117th annual Toy Fair New York opened its doors this morning at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, welcoming a sea of 25,000 global play professionals to see the hottest new toys, games, and youth entertainment products before they hit store shelves.
Taking place Saturday through Tuesday, February 22 to 25, the largest toy show in the Western hemisphere represents the passion and vitality of the North American toy marketplace and key toy markets from around the globe.
From manufacturers, distributors, importers, and sales agents, to retailers, licensors, inventors, and startups, the toy and play industry is at Toy Fair New York to scope out the hottest new trends, strike lucrative deals, and get hands-on access to brand-new and innovative products before anyone else.
Chromosome X magazine is a unicorn of a magazine The unique in so many ways as it is primarily a fashion and music magazine
Chromosome X has cleverly fused two of the biggest arenas of entertainment which is fashion and music to deliver its message.
I was honored when my close friend and fellow artist Marcello Costa owner of Team M.C. came to me with an offer
The offer was for me to create a magazine and propose it to his friend Edward Garcia owner of M.J. records and if he liked the idea, then he would finance the magazine.
We did a meeting and I came prepared with three magazine treatments, however as soon as I read the first treatment Chromosome X, the first thing Edward said was “How soon can we get started”
Chromosome X spoke to Mr Garcia immediately as it is now about to speak to the world the same way
Marcello coming from the world of fashion and beauty, Edward Garcia coming from the world of music and production, and me having background in each of these fields, makes this a perfect union
Along with fashion stories and interview with recording artist and producers. Chromosome X will also feature hot spots around the U.S., restaurant reviews, poetry, fine art, travel, and more
It is an exciting men and women’s fashion magazine that will explode with famous designers, newly discovered designers, and an plethora of diversity of models and talent from all over the world.
Chromosome X is not a men’s magazine or a women’s magazine, it is not a black magazine or a white magazine. It is simply a gender-less important piece of art that offers something for everyone
“Because the x chromosome is the chromosome that bonds us all”
We had the pleasure of covering fashion week for the past 13 years, in this video you will see designers from all over the world, showcasing there clothing, jewelry and accessories never seen before.
Also you will see New York Pet Fashion Show, which we have covered on many occasions, as you know as an viewer of World Liberty TV, Fashion Channels and Blogs, we cover a little of everything , in the fashion arena. You will see pet designers in attendance from all over the world , in attendance walking down the runway with their pets in beautiful outfits, how all the pets are well behaved and following orders, it’s amazing how they are trained to do this.
In this video you will see the following designers we showcased in our World Liberty TV, Fashion Blogs and Channels: The 17th Anniversary New York Pet Fashion Show-2020, Joshua McKinley of Project Runway Fashion Show-2020, Small Boutique Fashion Show (SBF) @ NYFW-2020, NYC Live Fashion Week Show @ NYFW-2020, Fern Mallis Honored at EMERGE Fashion Show-2020 Fern Mallis Honored at EMERGE Fashion Show-2020 and FDLA Press Conference and Fashion Show-2020 .
See more about New York Fashion Week, Feb 2020 in our World Liberty TV Fashion Channels and Blogs by clicking here.
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