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Gerry Cooney (2019)

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Prizefighter Gerry Cooney returns to Steppin’ Out Radio to discuss his new book.  Gentleman Gerry: A Contender in the Ring chronicles the career of a boxing legend, the challenges and triumphs of a trauma survivor, and an alcoholic’s journey to sustained recovery.  It provides a detailed account of how the former contender went from an abused childhood to becoming a two-time Golden Gloves champion. More than just a biography, this book explores the challenges of surviving difficult moments and overcoming obstacles such as alcohol addiction. The authors also provide historical perspectives of the era and behind-the-scenes insight into the world of professional boxing.

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