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Bert Cooper boxer

Bert Cooper image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 5′ 11½″/181cm
Reach 78½″/199cm
Debut 1984-09-11
Born 1966-01-10
Nationality USA
Residence Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania, USA
bouts
64
won
38
lost
25
draw
0
bouts
64
won
38
lost
25
draw
0
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 5′ 11½″/181cm
Reach 78½″/199cm
Debut 1984-09-11
Born 1966-01-10
Nationality USA
Residence Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania, USA

Bertram Cooper (born January 10, 1966), nicknamed Smokin' Bert Cooper, is a retired heavyweight boxer. He fought Evander Holyfield, George Foreman, Riddick Bowe, Michael Moorer, Chris Byrd, Ray Mercer, and Corrie Sanders, among others. Cooper challenged three times for a world title, and was known for being in several wild brawls in the 1990s, specifically his two world title bouts with Holyfield and Moorer.Cooper came out of Philadelphia and was trained in his early years by ex-champ Joe Frazier, and rose in the rankings with a series of explosive knockouts in the Cruiserweight division. Unable to get a world title shot despite winning the NABF belt and defeating Olympic gold medallist Henry Tillman and future world champion Tyrone Booze, he began boxing in the heavyweight division, knocking out Willie DeWitt in 2 rounds but being stopped in 8 rounds by No. 1 ranked heavyweight contender Carl "The Truth" Williams and in 2 rounds by George Foreman.

Bertram Cooper (born January 10, 1966), nicknamed Smokin' Bert Cooper, is a retired heavyweight boxer. He fought Evander Holyfield, George Foreman, Riddick Bowe, Michael Moorer, Chris Byrd, Ray Mercer, and Corrie Sanders, among others. Cooper challenged three times for a world title, and was known for being in several wild brawls in the 1990s, specifically his two world title bouts with Holyfield and Moorer.Cooper came out of Philadelphia and was trained in his early years by ex-champ Joe Frazier, and rose in the rankings with a series of explosive knockouts in the Cruiserweight division. Unable to get a world title shot despite winning the NABF belt and defeating Olympic gold medallist Henry Tillman and future world champion Tyrone Booze, he began boxing in the heavyweight division, knocking out Willie DeWitt in 2 rounds but being stopped in 8 rounds by No. 1 ranked heavyweight contender Carl "The Truth" Williams and in 2 rounds by George Foreman.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Sept. 8, 2012 Carl Davis WWWLWL Civic Center, Hammond LOSS
Technical knockout
April 5, 2012 Chauncy Welliver WWWWWW Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City World Boxing Council Continental Americas Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 23, 2011 Luis Ortiz WWWWWW Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo, Miami LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 26, 2011 Gabe Brown DLLLLL Club Europe, Atlanta WIN
Split-decision
June 18, 2010 Corey Winfield LLLWLL Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem WIN
KO
Sept. 20, 2002 Darroll Wilson LWWWWL Blue Horizon, Philadelphia LOSS
Corner retirement
June 22, 2002 Craig Tomlinson LWLLLW Sovereign Center, Reading USA Pennsylvania State Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
July 27, 2001 Joe Mesi WWWWWW Civic Center, Niagara Falls LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 16, 1999 Fres Oquendo WWWWWW Star Plaza Theater, Merrillville LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 19, 1999 Brian Yates LLLLLW Genesis Center, Gary WIN
Technical knockout
March 4, 1999 Derrick Jefferson WWWWWD Soaring Eagle Casino, Mount Pleasant LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 19, 1997 Anthony Green WLWWWL Days Inn, Allentown LOSS
Unanimous decision
July 29, 1997 Richie Melito WWWWWW Madison Square Garden Theater, New York vacant World Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
April 22, 1997 Samson Po'uha WWLWWW The Palace, Auburn Hills LOSS
Technical knockout
March 18, 1997 Chris Byrd WWWWWW IMA Sports Arena, Flint LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 23, 1995 Alexander Zolkin WWWWWW Tropworld Hotel Casino, Atlantic City LOSS
Technical knockout
July 30, 1994 George Harris LLLLLL Shoemaker Center, Cincinnati WIN
KO
June 24, 1994 Jeremy Williams WWWWLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
DQ
April 22, 1994 Joe Savage Civic Arena, Nanaimo WIN
KO
April 14, 1994 Larry Donald WWWWWW Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis World Boxing Council Continental Americas Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 3, 1993 Craig Petersen WWWLLW Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis LOSS
Split-decision
Nov. 18, 1993 Mike Robinson WLLLLW Convention Center, Camp Hill WIN
Technical knockout
June 26, 1993 Corrie Sanders WWWWWW Resorts International, Atlantic City LOSS
Technical knockout
March 25, 1993 Derek Williams LLWWWL Harrah's Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 27, 1993 Mike Weaver WWLWLW Capital City Gymnasium, Beijing LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 15, 1992 Rocky Pepeli WWWLWW War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale WIN
Technical knockout
July 11, 1992 David Jaco WDWLLL Lee County Civic Center, Fort Myers WIN
Unanimous decision
May 15, 1992 Michael Moorer WWWWWW Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City vacant World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 15, 1992 Cecil Coffee WLLLWW Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 23, 1991 Evander Holyfield WWWWWW The Omni, Atlanta International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 18, 1991 Joe Hipp WWWWWW Convention Center, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 8, 1991 Anthony Wade WWWWWW Trump Castle, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
May 11, 1991 Conroy Nelson LLLWWW Regina WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 26, 1991 Loren Ross WWLWW Birmingham WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 25, 1990 Riddick Bowe WWWWWW Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas LOSS
Technical knockout
Aug. 5, 1990 Ray Mercer WWWWWW Convention Hall, Atlantic City NABF Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 17, 1990 Orlin Norris WWWWW Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton NABF Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 9, 1989 Mike Cohen LWWLWL Jackie Robinson Ball Park, Daytona Beach NABF Heavyweight


ND
Sept. 28, 1989 Rick Hoard L Finky's Country Showplace, Daytona Beach WIN
Technical knockout
June 1, 1989 George Foreman WWWWWW Pride Pavilion, Phoenix LOSS
Corner retirement
Feb. 15, 1989 Nate Miller WWWWWL Pennsylvania Hall, Philadelphia NABF Cruiserweight

LOSS
Corner retirement
Sept. 27, 1988 Tony Morrison WLWLWL Halifax Forum, Halifax NABF Cruiserweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 1, 1988 Everett Martin WLLWLW Resorts International, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 19, 1988 Tony Fulilangi WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas NABF Cruiserweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 4, 1987 Tim Bullock LLWWLW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 20, 1987 Andre McCall WDWWWW Resorts International, Atlantic City NABF Cruiserweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 21, 1987 Carl Williams WWWLWL Resorts International, Atlantic City vacant USBA Heavyweight

LOSS
Corner retirement
Feb. 14, 1987 Willie de Wit WWWWWW Regina Agridome, Regina WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 2, 1986 Carlos Hernandez WWDLLW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 10, 1986 Spencer Chavis WWLWWW Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NABF Cruiserweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 26, 1986 Tyrone Booze WWDLLW Caesars Tahoe, Stateline NABF Cruiserweight

WIN
Split-decision
June 15, 1986 Henry Tillman WWWWWW Trump Casino Hotel, Atlantic City NABF Cruiserweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
April 18, 1986 Oscar Holman LWLWLL Trump Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 31, 1986 Reggie Gross LLWLWW Trump Casino Hotel, Atlantic City LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 11, 1985 Cedric Parsons LWWWWW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
KO
Oct. 9, 1985 Ray Davidson Trump Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 3, 1985 Tim Davenport LLLLL Catholic Youth Center, Scranton WIN
Technical knockout
May 20, 1985 Larry Givens LLLLLL Lawlor Events Center, Reno WIN
Technical knockout
May 9, 1985 Jim Jones WWWWLL Caesars Boardwalk Regency, Atlantic City WIN
KO
April 18, 1985 Lorenzo Boyd WWLWWL Civic Center, Monroe WIN
KO
Feb. 23, 1985 Alvin Fuggs Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
KO
Nov. 24, 1984 Ian Priest WLWWLW Gateshead Leisure Centre, Gateshead WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 30, 1984 Mark Young WWWWLL Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 11, 1984 Dennis Caldwell LL Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
KO