Henry Cooper


LONDON (AP) - British media say Henry Cooper, the heavyweight boxer who once knocked down Muhammad Ali, has died. He was 76.

Britain's Press Association says Cooper died at his son's house in Surrey on Sunday, two days before his 77th birthday.

Cooper had a 40-14-1 record in a career spanning more than 16 years but is best known for flooring Ali, then named Cassius Clay, in a fight in 1963 at Wembley Stadium.

Ali ultimately won the bout and another fight against Cooper for the heavyweight belt in 1966, both by technical knockouts while trailing on the scorecards.

Known in Britain as "Our 'Enry," Cooper was knighted in 2000. He was a British, Commonwealth and European champion.

WBA heavyweight champion David Haye tweeted "A true warrior & great human being!!!! RIP Sir Henry!!!!"

Copyright © 2011 The Associated Press

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You were one of the greatest and will be greatly missed. Condolences to the family
Sue H, Leicestershire

May the God of all comfort grant your family peace at this time. (Psalms 23:4)

Mr. Cooper was a very good fighter in a time when boxing was a respected sport. These heavy weights today couldn't put his gloves on.

The world has lost a very good boxer and a great man. Rest in peace, Henry.


Great combatant...loved your heroism...May God be with you!
Thanks for the memories...

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.