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    Sir Henry Cooper OBE R.I.P

    3 May 1934 – 1 May 2011
    SIR Henry Cooper, one of Britain's most famous sportsmen who famously knocked a young Muhammad Ali to the canvas with his trademark left-handed hook, has died.
    During a glittering career which saw him win British, European and Commonwealth heavyweight titles, Cooper cemented his status as one of the best boxers in British history.

    He died two days before his 77th birthday at his son's home in Surrey. His health had deteriorating over recent years, with one close friend saying he had never recovered after the death of his wife.

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    Yes I read about this today, real shame, was always a nice bloke on TV, RIP.

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    I remember the Brut 33 adverts,a nice bloke RIP

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    We've lost one of our greats. A gentleman, a sportsman, and a bl00dy good boxer. Thanks, RasA4, for posting that footage. Best possible tribute.
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    No problem Jeff, was talking to my dad today he met Sir Henry at his Greengrocers in Wembley years ago.
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    Heheh! I never met him, but at least I'm old enough to remember seeing him box - sadly only on the tele.
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    Only just heard about this, a true sporting legend. R.I.P.

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    i cant seem to find the splash it all over ad?
    so this one will have to do

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    RIP, what a true legend.

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    A legend indeed and one of a kind, top guy. RIP


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