Henry Cooper

1934 - 2011

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Sir Henry Cooper (3 May 1934 – 1 May 2011) was a British heavyweight boxer, best remembered internationally for a 1963 fight in which he knocked down a young Cassius Clay before the fight was stopped because of a cut eye from Clay's punches. Cooper was undefeated in British and Commonwealth heavyweight championship contests for twelve years, and held the European heavyweight title for three years. In 1966 he fought Clay again, by then world heavyweight champion, and again lost with an eye injury. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Cooper has received more than 1,065,263 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Henry Cooper is the 61st most popular boxer (up from 75th in 2019), the 3,043rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 3,236th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Boxer.

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Among boxers, Henry Cooper ranks 61 out of 326Before him are Buster Douglas, Piero Toscani, Ernie Terrell, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Gene Tunney, and Bob Fitzsimmons. After him are Julio César Chávez, George Chuvalo, Herbert Runge, Marijan Beneš, Félix Savón, and Július Torma.

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Among people born in 1934, Henry Cooper ranks 282Before him are Martín Pando, Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, Miroslav Ondříček, Francisco J. Ayala, Robert Towne, and Shirley Douglas. After him are Roger Norrington, Lew Hoad, Vladislao Cap, Enrique Mateos, Jacek Kuroń, and Akira Takarada. Among people deceased in 2011, Henry Cooper ranks 238Before him are Kurt Nielsen, Hans Apel, Takaji Mori, Clemar Bucci, Mark Blaug, and Moacyr Scliar. After him are Maurice Guigue, Karl Aage Præst, Nilla Pizzi, Juan Arza, Jeff Conaway, and Tatyana Lioznova.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Henry Cooper ranks 3,043 out of 7,765Before him are John Moore (1761), Michael Oakeshott (1901), Christopher Eccleston (1964), Herbert Lawford (1851), Paul Day (1956), and Martin Birch (1948). After him are Joseph Bramah (1748), Louis Tomlinson (1991), James Ivory (1765), Teddy Sheringham (1966), Kenneth MacMillan (1929), and Phyllida Law (1932).

Among BOXERS In United Kingdom

Among boxers born in United Kingdom, Henry Cooper ranks 3Before him are Lennox Lewis (1965) and Bob Fitzsimmons (1863). After him are Anthony Joshua (1989), Tyson Fury (1988), Frank Bruno (1961), Ronald Rawson (1892), Naseem Hamed (1974), Frederick Grace (1884), Ted Morgan (1906), David Haye (1980), and Alan Minter (1951).