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HENRY COOPER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Today in Sports History – 5/21

Today in sports history… In 1966, Muhammad Ali defended his heavyweight title against the English Champion, Henry Cooper.  The fight was stopped in the sixth round after a rash of blows by Ali that left Cooper with a wide open gash on his left eye brow. Notable Birthdays: 1981-Josh Hamilton, 1977-Ricky Williams, 1972-Notorious B.I.G., 1957-Bruce Buffer image h/t: bestboxingblog...
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SIR HENRY COOPER

He came from a fighting family and by the time his boxing career ended in 1971 he was the most beloved British boxer of all time. Only once did he challenge for the world’s title but he dominated the British heavyweight scene for over fifteen years. His popularity soared even more after retirement and eventually the Queen of England knighted him. Sir Henry Cooper was more than...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Remembering California Boxing Hall of Famer Jack O'Halloran

As Muhammad Ali ruled the heavyweight division in the mid 1960′s white hope contenders came and went.  Henry Cooper, George Chuvalo and Karl Mildenberger all were vanquishedby the “Greatest”.  When Ali was forced to relinquish his crown in 1967, the best of the white contenders was probably Jerry Quarry. By 1969 a huge brute of a man named Jack O’Halloran had compiled an...
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September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

JACK O’HALLORAN

As Muhammad Ali ruled the heavyweight division in the mid 1960′s white hope contenders came and went.  Henry Cooper, George Chuvalo and Karl Mildenberger all were vanquishedby the “Greatest”.  When Ali was forced to relinquish his crown in 1967, the best of the white contenders was probably Jerry Quarry. By 1969 a huge brute of a man named Jack O’Halloran had compiled...
Via Streaming Sports Talk
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

JOSE URTAIN ; ONE TIME SPAIN’S HEAVYWEIGHT HOPEFUL

JOSE MANUEL IBAR URTAIN Jose Manuel Ibar Urtain was major player in the heavyweight title picture in the early 1970′s. The native  of Spain turned pro in 1968. He was the rage in Europe winning his first 30  fights by knockout including a win over Peter Weiland to capture the European  heavyweight title. Finally rugged German Jurgen Blin took Urtain the fifteen  round route...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

The Blood Is The Life: 25 Of The Worst Gashes In Boxing, Part II

Cassius Clay TKO6 Henry Cooper, 1966 Not unlike Marcel Thil in the first installment of this "bad cuts" list, sitting atop Sir Henry Cooper's neck was the visage of a born fighter. He looked like a man who had worked in some sort of mine for fun, or picked fights because it just happened to be a day that ended in "y." Aside from being the definition...
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December 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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