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Posted 02 May 2011 - 09:10 AM

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Much loved British Heavyweight Sir Henry Cooper has died at the age of 76.

Famous not just for flooring Mohammed Ali, he'll be remembered as a highly regarded personality - he was also twice BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

He won the British, Commonwealth and European Heavyweight crowns but his era was dominated by some of the greatest American heavyweights of all time.



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Posted 02 May 2011 - 09:31 AM

R.I.P Henry Cooper

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 10:31 AM

Nowadays he'd have won so many title's, what with the six different federations and all of their separate competing belts. But sadly he only got a few title shots, and they were both against brilliant fighters who have gone down in history as greats.

Still, he managed to knock down Ali, and not many people can/could say that they've done that. RIP.

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 10:48 AM

He was essentially the first fighter to defeat Ali, eight years before Frazier achieved the feat in 1971, because without the aid of Dundee's blatant cheating, the fight would have been stopped or Cooper would have stopped him due to the ferocious nature of that initial left hook. With that said a true gentleman, and a legend of British Boxing. Rest well, Sir Cooper.

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 10:48 AM

Legend of boxing, he fought mohammed ali at highbury in 1966. RIP

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