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Henry Cooper boxer

Henry Cooper image
Status inactive
Age 76
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 1½″/187cm
Debut 1954-09-14
Born 1934-05-03
Death 2011-05-01
Nationality United Kingdom
Residence Bellingham, London, United Kingdom
bouts
55
won
40
lost
14
draw
1
bouts
55
won
40
lost
14
draw
1
Status inactive
Age 76
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 1½″/187cm
Debut 1954-09-14
Born 1934-05-03
Death 2011-05-01
Nationality United Kingdom
Residence Bellingham, London, United Kingdom

Sir Henry Cooper OBE KSG (3 May 1934 – 1 May 2011) was a British heavyweight boxer. Cooper held the British, Commonwealth, and European heavyweight titles several times throughout his career, and unsuccessfully challenged Muhammad Ali for the world heavyweight championship in 1966.Following his retirement from the sport, Cooper continued his career as a television and radio personality; he was the first (and is today one of four people) to twice win the public vote for BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award and is thus far the only boxer to be awarded a knighthood.

Sir Henry Cooper OBE KSG (3 May 1934 – 1 May 2011) was a British heavyweight boxer. Cooper held the British, Commonwealth, and European heavyweight titles several times throughout his career, and unsuccessfully challenged Muhammad Ali for the world heavyweight championship in 1966.Following his retirement from the sport, Cooper continued his career as a television and radio personality; he was the first (and is today one of four people) to twice win the public vote for BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award and is thus far the only boxer to be awarded a knighthood.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
March 16, 1971 Joe Bugner WWWWWD Empire Pool, Wembley BBBofC British Heavyweight

Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

EBU European Heavyweight

LOSS
Points
Nov. 10, 1970 Jose Manuel Urtain WWLWWW Empire Pool, Wembley EBU European Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 24, 1970 Jack Bodell WWWWWW Empire Pool, Wembley BBBofC British Heavyweight

Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

WIN
Points
March 13, 1969 Piero Tomasoni WWDWWW Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma EBU European Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 18, 1968 Karl Mildenberger WWWLWL Empire Pool, Wembley EBU European Heavyweight

WIN
DQ
Nov. 7, 1967 Billy Walker WWWWWL Empire Pool, Wembley BBBofC British Heavyweight

Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 13, 1967 Jack Bodell WWWWWW Molineaux Grounds, Wolverhampton BBBofC British Heavyweight

Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 17, 1967 Boston Jacobs LWWWLW De Montford Hall, Leicester WIN
Points
Sept. 20, 1966 Floyd Patterson WWWWWL Empire Pool, Wembley LOSS
KO
May 21, 1966 Muhammad Ali WWWWWW Arsenal Football Stadium, Highbury World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 16, 1966 Jefferson Davis WLWWWW Civic Hall, Wolverhampton WIN
KO
Jan. 25, 1966 Hubert Hilton DWWWWL Olympia, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 19, 1965 Amos Johnson WLWWDW Empire Pool, Wembley LOSS
Points
June 15, 1965 Johnny Prescott LWWDLL St Andrews (Birmingham City FC), Birmingham BBBofC British Heavyweight

Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

WIN
Corner retirement
April 20, 1965 Matthew Johnson WLWDWL Civic Hall, Wolverhampton WIN
KO
Jan. 12, 1965 Dick Wipperman WWWWLL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 16, 1964 Roger Rischer WLWWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington LOSS
Points
Feb. 24, 1964 Brian London WWWLWW King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester BBBofC British Heavyweight

Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

vacant EBU European Heavyweight

WIN
Points
June 18, 1963 Muhammad Ali WWWWWW Wembley Stadium, Wembley LOSS
Technical knockout
March 26, 1963 Dick Richardson LWWLWL Empire Pool, Wembley BBBofC British Heavyweight

Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

WIN
KO
April 2, 1962 Joe Erskine WLWWLW Ice Rink, Nottingham BBBofC British Heavyweight

Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 26, 1962 Wayne Bethea WLLWLW King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester WIN
Points
Jan. 23, 1962 Tony Hughes WWWWWL Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
Corner retirement
Dec. 5, 1961 Zora Folley LWWLWW Empire Pool, Wembley LOSS
KO
March 21, 1961 Joe Erskine WWWLWW Empire Pool, Wembley BBBofC British Heavyweight

Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 6, 1960 Alex Miteff LLWWWL Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
Points
Sept. 13, 1960 Roy Harris WWWWLL Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
Points
Nov. 17, 1959 Joe Erskine LLWWWW Earls Court Arena, Kensington BBBofC British Heavyweight

Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 26, 1959 Gawie de Klerk WWWWWW Coney Beach Arena, Porthcawl Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 12, 1959 Brian London WWWLWW Earls Court Arena, Kensington BBBofC British Heavyweight

Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Oct. 14, 1958 Zora Folley WWWDWW Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
Points
Sept. 3, 1958 Dick Richardson LLWLWW Coney Beach Arena, Porthcawl WIN
Technical knockout
April 19, 1958 Erich Schoppner WWWWWW Festhalle, Frankfurt LOSS
DQ
Jan. 11, 1958 Heinz Neuhaus WWWWLW Westfalenhalle, Dortmund DRAW
Points
Nov. 16, 1957 Hans Kalbfell WWLWLW Westfalenhalle, Dortmund WIN
Points
Sept. 17, 1957 Joe Erskine WWWWLW Harringay Arena, Harringay BBBofC British Heavyweight

Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

LOSS
Points
May 19, 1957 Ingemar Johansson WWWWWW Johanneshov Ice Stadium, Stockholm EBU European Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
Feb. 19, 1957 Joe Bygraves LWWWLW Earls Court Arena, Kensington Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
Sept. 7, 1956 Peter Bates WLWWWL King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester LOSS
Technical knockout
June 26, 1956 Giannino Orlando Luise WWWWWW Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
Technical knockout
May 1, 1956 Brian London WWWWWW Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 28, 1956 Maurice Mols WWLWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 15, 1955 Joe Erskine WWWWWW Harringay Arena, Harringay Eliminator for BBBofC British Heavyweight

LOSS
Points
Sept. 13, 1955 Uber Bacilieri WWLWWL White City Stadium, White City Eliminator for BBBofC British Heavyweight

WIN
KO
June 6, 1955 Ron Harman WWWWDW Ice Rink, Nottingham Eliminator for BBBofC British Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 26, 1955 Uber Bacilieri WWLWLD Harringay Arena, Harringay Eliminator for BBBofC British Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
April 18, 1955 Joe Bygraves WWWWWL Manor Place Baths, Walworth Eliminator for BBBofC British Heavyweight

WIN
Points
March 29, 1955 Joe Crickmar LLLWLL Earls Court Arena, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
March 8, 1955 Hugh Ferns LWLWLL Earls Court Arena, Kensington WIN
DQ
Feb. 8, 1955 Cliff Purnell LWLLLW Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
Points
Jan. 27, 1955 Colin Strauch WLWWLL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 7, 1954 Denny Ball WWLWLW Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
KO
Nov. 23, 1954 Eddie Keith WWL Manor Place Baths, Walworth WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 19, 1954 Dinny Powell LLLLDW Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 14, 1954 Harry Painter WWLLLL Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
KO