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Henry Cooper
Global ID9379
sexmale
birthdate 1934-05-03
death date 2011-05-01 (76)
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 0½″   /   184cm
aliasOur Henry
country United Kingdom
residenceBellingham, London, United Kingdom
won 40 (KO 27) + lost 14 (KO 8) + drawn 1 = 55
rounds boxed 374 KO% 49.09
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1971-03-16Joe Bugner31-2-1
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomLPTS1515x3
referee: Harry Gibbs 73½-73¾
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
BBBofC British heavyweight title
EBU (European) heavyweight title
1970-11-10Jose Manuel Urtain34-1-0
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomWTKO915x3
referee: Bernard Mascot
EBU (European) heavyweight title
1970-03-24Jack Bodell53-9-0
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
referee: George Smith 74¼-72½
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
1969-03-13Piero Tomasoni33-6-5
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWKO515
referee: Ben Bril
EBU (European) heavyweight title
1968-09-18Karl Mildenberger53-5-3
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomWDQ815x3
referee: Nello Barrovecchio
EBU (European) heavyweight title
Mildenberger disqualified for illegal use of the head.
1967-11-07Billy Walker20-6-2
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomWTKO615x3
referee: George Smith
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
1967-06-13Jack Bodell41-8-0
Molineaux Grounds, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United KingdomWTKO215x3
time: 2:18 | referee: Ike Powell
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
1967-04-17Boston Jacobs6-3-0
De Montford Hall, Leicester, Leicestershire, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
referee: Chris Maggs 49½-48¼
1966-09-20Floyd Patterson43-5-0
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomLKO410x3
time: 2:10 | referee: Wally Thom
Cooper was knocked down three times.
1966-05-21Muhammad Ali23-0-0
Arsenal Football Stadium, Highbury, London, United KingdomLTKO615x3
time: 1:38 | referee: George Smith
World Heavyweight Title
A bad cut over Cooper's left eye forced stoppage.

1966-02-16Jefferson Davis26-7-1
Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United KingdomWKO110x3
time: 1:40 | referee: George Smith
1966-01-25Hubert Hilton13-2-2
Olympia, Kensington, London, United KingdomWTKO210x3
referee: Bill Williams
1965-10-19Amos Johnson19-3-2
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
referee: Harry Gibbs
1965-06-15Johnny Prescott26-6-3
St Andrews (Birmingham City FC), Birmingham, West Midlands, United KingdomWTKO1015x3
referee: Frank Wilson
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
1965-04-20Chip Johnson9-6-1
Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United KingdomWKO110x3
time: 2:34
1965-01-12Dick Wipperman26-4-1
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWTKO510x3
referee: Jack Hart
1964-11-16Roger Rischer26-8-2
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
referee: Harry Gibbs
1964-02-24Brian London30-10-0
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
referee: Frank Wilson
vacant EBU (European) heavyweight title
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
1963-06-18Muhammad Ali18-0-0
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, United KingdomLTKO510x3
time: 2:15 | referee: Tommy Little
Clay was knocked down in the 4th round. Cooper was stopped on cuts the following round.
1963-03-26Dick Richardson31-13-2
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomWKO515x3
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
1962-04-02Joe Erskine39-5-1
Ice Rink, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United KingdomWTKO915x3
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
BBBofC British heavyweight title
1962-02-26Wayne Bethea24-16-2
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1962-01-23Tony Hughes24-1-0
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomWTKO510x3
referee: Jack Hart
1961-12-05Zora Folley55-5-2
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomLKO210x3
time: 1:06
1961-03-21Joe Erskine38-4-1
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomWTKO515x3
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
BBBofC British heavyweight title
1960-12-06Alex Miteff22-6-1
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
referee: Andrew Smyth
Boxing News 9/12/60. Cooper was knocked down and nearly out in the 10th. Boxing Illustrated, September, 1961, page 30.
1960-09-13Roy Harris29-3-0
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1959-11-17Joe Erskine36-3-1
Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London, United KingdomWTKO1215x3
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
"Cooper had floored Erskine twice with terrific left hooks and Erskine was hanging almost unconscious over the lower rope" when the refere stopped the bout. (New York Times)
1959-08-26Gawie de Klerk16-3-0
Coney Beach Arena, Porthcawl, Wales, United KingdomWTKO515x3
referee: Eugene Henderson
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
1959-01-12Brian London22-3-0
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
referee: Ike Powell
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
BBBofC British heavyweight title
1958-10-14Zora Folley41-2-2
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
referee: Tommy Little
1958-09-03Dick Richardson25-7-2
Coney Beach Arena, Porthcawl, Wales, United KingdomWTKO510x3
referee: Ike Powell
1958-04-19Erich Schoppner20-0-1
Festhalle, Frankfurt, Hessen, GermanyLDQ610
1958-01-11Heinz Neuhaus41-7-6
Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyDPTS1010
1957-11-16Hans Kalbfell18-3-0
Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyWPTS1010
1957-09-17Joe Erskine30-1-1
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomLPTS1515x3
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
BBBofC British heavyweight title
1957-05-19Ingemar Johansson16-0-0
Johanneshov Ice Stadium, Stockholm, SwedenLKO515
time: 2:57 | referee: Barend Bergstroem
EBU (European) heavyweight title
1957-02-19Joe Bygraves34-9-0
Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London, United KingdomLKO915x3
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
1956-09-07Peter Bates21-6-1
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomLTKO510x3
Badly gashed eyebrow
1956-06-26Giannino Orlando Luise19-3-1
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomWTKO710x3
The bout was halted when Luise arose from a count with his hands hanging loosely
1956-05-01Brian London12-0-0
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWTKO110x3
1956-02-28Maurice Mols10-10-3
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWTKO410x3
1955-11-15Joe Erskine24-0-1
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
Eliminator for BBBofC British Heavyweight Title
1955-09-13Uber Bacilieri18-9-6
White City Stadium, White City, London, United KingdomWKO710x3
1955-06-06Ron Harman14-1-1
Ice Rink, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United KingdomWTKO78x3
1955-04-26Uber Bacilieri14-7-6
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomLTKO58x3
1955-04-18Joe Bygraves24-5-0
Manor Place Baths, Walworth, London, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1955-03-29Joe Crickmar8-8-0
Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London, United KingdomWTKO58x3
1955-03-08Hugh Ferns12-7-0
Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London, United KingdomWDQ26x3
1955-02-08Cliff Purnell14-10-1
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomWPTS66x3
1955-01-27Colin Strauch15-19-2
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWTKO16x3
1954-12-07Denny Ball5-3-0
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomWKO36x3
1954-11-23Eddie Keith2-1-0
Manor Place Baths, Walworth, London, United KingdomWTKO16x3
1954-10-19Dinny Powell6-12-2
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomWTKO46x3
1954-09-14Harry Painter13-15-0
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomWKO16x3

 
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