Promoter Greg Cohen, of Greg Cohen Promotions, is safe after being aboard the Boeing 767 from New Jersey that had to make an emergency landing at Warsaw, Poland’s Frederic Chopin International airport today.
On his way to his fighter, James Toney’s fight against Russia’s Dennis Ledbedev this Friday, Cohen was among the 230 people on board who survived unscathed after trouble with landing gear forced the plane to land on its belly.
Live television covered the entire landing, as sparks flew when the plane hit the runway, which was already covered with flame retardant foam. The LOT airlines jet had previously circled and dumped most of its fuel before the perfect emergency procedure.
"That was crazy," laughed the virtually unflappable Cohen afterward.
Cohen, who made a living in the private jet industry previously, is now a, thankfully,a living commercial for his own former industry.
He will continue on to Moscow, Russia, for Toney’s Friday showdown with WBA #1 cruiserweight contender Denis Ledbedev at the Khodynka Ice Palace.
November 1, 2011