Monday, 2 May 2011
Henry Cooper who decked Cassius Clay (as he then was) in 1963 on the bell might, otherwise, have won that fight and Clay (later Muhammad Ali) said of the blow that it had been so hard that "my ancestors in Africa felt it." British, Commonwealth and European boxing champion, Cooper did not ever capture a world title. Nevertheless, for his other achievements, his work with the young and his years of commentating, he was the first boxer ever knighted and will be remembered as a great sportsman.
Posted by NJS at 08:47