Henry Cooper vs. Zora Folley (1st meeting)

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1958-10-14 : Henry Cooper 189¼ lbs beat Zora Folley 198¾ lbs by PTS in round 10 of 10

  • Location: Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
  • Referee: Tommy Little

"Zora Folley's left jabs and left hooks had Henry Cooper bleeding from cuts above and below his left eye in the 1st round. And he dropped Cooper to the canvas for a count of eight with a barrage in the 3rd. The tide turned in the 4th when Cooper stepped up his slugging attack and hammered Folley to the ropes. The Briton's attack threw Folley off stride and Cooper continued his terrific pace during the rest of the bout. Folley rallied in the 10th but it wasn't enough. Referee Tommy Little's decision shocked Folley, who gazed at the arbiter in amazement. In England the decision is made only by the referee. There were no judges." -United Press International

  • Attendance - 9,000
  • Gate - $42,000