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article imageBritish boxer 'Our 'Enry' dead at 76

By KJ Mullins     May 1, 2011 in Sports
The man who knocked down Cassius Clay in 1963 has died. Former boxer Sir Henry Cooper, "Our 'Enry," has died at the age of 76 at his son's home in Surrey.
Sir Henry Cooper lost the fight with Clay, who would go on to be known as Muhammad Ali, in 1963 and again in 1966. In 1970 he become the British, Commonwealth and European heavyweight champion. He is considered one of the best British heavyweights. He retired in 1971, never winning a world title.
The BBC quoted Ali:
Ali later said on British television that Cooper "had hit him so hard that his ancestors in Africa felt it".
Born in London Henry and his identical twin George grew up in a council house.
Cooper reflected on his life as a wartime evacuee in Nobody Cried When The Trains Pulled Out.
Cooper was knighted in 2000.
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