Sir Henry Cooper
(1934-2011)

Died aged 76

Sir Henry Cooper OBE KSG (3 May 1934 – 1 May 2011) was an English heavyweight boxer known for the power of his left hook, "Enry's 'Ammer", and his knockdown of the young Muhammad Ali. Cooper held the British, Commonwealth and European heavyweight titles several times throughout his career, and unsuccessfully challenged Ali for the world heavyweight championship in 1966. Following his retirement from the sport, Cooper continued his career as a television and radio personality and was enormously popular in Britain: he was the first (and is today one of just four people) to twice win the public vote for BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award and is thus far the only boxer to be awarded a knighthood.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

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Sir Henry Cooper OBE KSG born 1934 British, European and Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion trained in the gymnasium of the Thomas a Becket

Thomas a Becket / Nolias Gallery, Old Kent Road, (Corner of Albany Road), Walworth, London SE1, London, United Kingdom where they trained in the gymnasium

Sir Henry Cooper OBE KSG 1934-2011 Professional Boxer. British, Commonwealth & European Heavyweight Champion. Ran a greengrocers from here serving the local community 1965-1968

4 Ealing Road, Wembley, United Kingdom where they worked (1965-1968)

Sir Henry Cooper OBE KSG 1934-2011 Heavyweight boxer British European & Commonwealth champion lived here 1942-1960

120 Farmstead Road, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1942-1960)