Brad Cooney's Let's Talk Boxing

by Brad Cooney



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/2/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781420848311

About the Book

This book is filled with interviews of some of boxing’s greatest fighters, greatest minds, and biggest hearts. I did my best to capture the mindset of each individual; how boxing perceives them and how they perceive their personal contributions to the sport.


Boxing is a very old sport, as is baseball and football. If you compare the injuries by sport, you will see that boxing has the least amount of the three.


Today’s boxing still has some work to do, but in my opinion the sport is doing well. There are a lot of very talented up-and-coming fighters climbing the ranks. I hope that more time and money will be spent on the amateur level of this great sport. The amateur level of boxing is where it all begins. Amateur boxing is the foundation; if the foundation is not sound, then the boxing house that the pros live in may come crashing down.

About the Author

Brad Cooney is a well known boxing writer widely respected within the boxing community. His work can be found on various online boxing sites as he has interviewed many of boxing’s biggest names.

Born in Cold Spring, New York October 26th, 1965, Brad took an interest in sports at an early age. A graduate of Mahopac High School in New York, following graduation Brad served his country honorably in the United States Navy. Upon completion of his Navy service, Brad attended Westchester Community College, returned to New York for a short stint before moving to Texas and beginning a career working with the disabled.

Brad later moved to Mississippi to be closer to family members, and it was there that he began writing about boxing. His writing career took off after he landed his first big interview with the former Heavyweight Champion of The World, Evander Holyfield.

Cooney currently resides in Brandon, Mississippi, just to the east of Jackson, Mississippi.