Gerry Cooney, 58, still boxes to stay fit and raise money for charitable causes, and he is confident that if he were given a crack at Floyd Mayweather Jr., "I would kick his butt, bro. I'm a heavyweight."
Instead, Manny Pacquiao will get that chance May 2 in Las Vegas.
What does Cooney, a Whitman High School alum, former title contender and SiriusXM Satellite Radio host and analyst, believe will happen?
"I'm a Manny Pacquiao fan, but I don't think he can win," Cooney said. "I think Mayweather is too good.
"Freddie Roach is a great seven-time or eight-time trainer of the year. If Manny Pacquiao can do it, he can do it with this guy.
"But they have to put a lot of pressure on Mayweather, six through 12, and you can beat him, just like [Marcos] Maidana almost did.
"But I think that Mayweather has a way of lulling you to sleep and working that jab and he steals those last rounds and wins the fight."