Henry Cooper

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Birthday
3, 1934
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 1, 2011 (76)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
3, 1934
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 1, 2011 (76)

About

English power puncher who famously knocked down Muhammad Ali in 1966.

Before Fame

He won his first professional bout by way of knockout in 1954.

Trivia

He was the first athlete to twice win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, winning in 1967 and 1970.

Family Life

He was married to Albina Genepri from 1960 to 2008; he had two brothers, George and Bern.

Associated With

He was defeated by Muhammad Ali during a 1966 heavyweight title fight.