Henry Cooper

Henry Cooper, (3rd May 1934 to 1st May 2011)

The British Boxer, Henry Cooper, born in London on the 3rd May 1934, died in Oxted, England on the 1st of May 2011 at the age of 76.

Henry or ‘our enry‘ as he was known, won 40 of his 55 official fights, with 27 of these being a win by Knock Out. One match was a draw.

Henry was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1967 Queen’s Honours List, and became Sir Henry Cooper after being knighted in the 1999 New Year Honours list.

Sir Henry Cooper obituary

Sir Henry Cooper, beloved of British postwar generations as no heavyweight boxer before him, has died at the age of 76.

His warmth and indomitable personality, together with his rise from humble roots, gave him a popularity far beyond his sport’s normal boundaries. If he became a legend, it was not simply for his own generation. He was never world champion, but his good spirits seemed to hold a gift for everyone, even for his most notable conqueror, Muhammad Ali. more …http://www.guardian.co.uk/global/2011/may/01/sir-henry-cooper-obituary

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