Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Britain Misses Our 'Enry!

Legendary British heavyweight boxer, Henry Cooper passed away in 2011 at his son's home in Oxted in Surrey. It is thought that he never quite recovered from losing his beloved wife in 2008 and his identical twin George 2 years later.

Sir Henry will go down in history as the man who floored a young Cassius Clay in 1963. The story continues with the dubious methods used by trainer Angelo Dundee to ensure the brash, young American would come back to win.

He held the British heavyweight title for 12 years along with periods as Empire, Commonwealth and European title holder - not bad for someone who, in this day and age, would box as a cruiserweight

To read about the life and career of Sir Henry Cooper, please click on the following link.....

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