Before the ascent of Lennox Lewis in the 1990s, Henry Cooper was considered the greatest heavyweight boxer in modern British history. Friendly, polite, well-mannered, and always a "good sport", he and his twin brother George Cooper (he fought as Jim Cooper) embarked on colorful professional boxing careers together. Jim Cooper, however, never reached his brother's abilities or popularity and retired in 1964 with a 16-14-1 record. Henry on the other hand, went on to dominate the European scene for 15 straight years. He captured the British Commonwealth Heavyweight Title in 1957 and held the crown no less than 4 times till 1972. He was also a multiple European Heavyweight Champion. He is most noted for knocking down a young Cassius Clay (later to become Muhammad Ali) in their 1963 elimination bout. He fought Muhammad Ali for the championship in 1966, only to be brutally battered and bloodied. In 1970, at the advanced age of 36, he scored the biggest win of his career by destroying the myt
Henry Cooper born?
Henry Cooper was born in London, England, UK