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Henry Cooper Record

Total Fights55
Title Wins0
Title Defenses0
Title-Fight KOs0
KO Wins27
KO Losses8
Henry Cooper Record & Stats
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      What is Henry Cooper's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 16 years and six months, Henry Cooper fought 55 times with 40 wins, 14 losses, and 1 draw.

      Cooper retired from professional boxing with a record of 40-14-1. He was a one-time heavyweight world title challenger. He had a 49.1% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 27 of his total 55 fights being knockout wins. Cooper suffered eight knockout losses in his career, one of which was against Muhammad Ali in a heavyweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 15 round PTS defeat to Joe Bugner on March 16, 1971.

      Some of Cooper's best fights and notable victories include wins over Joe Erskine, Dick Richardson, Brian London, Jose Manuel Urtain, Billy Walker, and Jack Bodell.

      55Mar 16, 197136Joe BugnerLossPTS
      54Nov 10, 197036Jose Manuel UrtainWinTKO9
      53Mar 24, 197035Jack BodellWinPTS
      52Mar 13, 196934Piero TomasoniWinKO5
      51Sep 18, 196834Karl MildenbergerWinDQ
      50Nov 7, 196733Billy WalkerWinKO6
      49Jun 13, 196733Jack BodellWinTKO2
      48Apr 17, 196732Boston JacobsWinPTS
      47Sep 20, 196632Floyd PattersonLossKO4
      46May 21, 196632Muhammad AliLoss *TKO6
      45Feb 16, 196631Jefferson DavisWinKO1
      44Jan 25, 196631Hubert HiltonWinTKO2
      43Oct 19, 196531Amos JohnsonLossPTS
      42Jun 15, 196531Johnny PrescottWinRTD10
      41Apr 20, 196530Matthew JohnsonWinKO1
      40Jan 12, 196530Dick WippermanWinTKO5
      39Nov 16, 196430Roger RischerLossPTS
      38Feb 24, 196429Brian LondonWinPTS
      37Jun 18, 196329Muhammad AliLossTKO5
      36Mar 26, 196328Dick RichardsonWinKO5
      35Apr 2, 196227Joe ErskineWinTKO9
      34Feb 26, 196227Wayne BetheaWinPTS
      33Jan 23, 196227Tony HughesWinRTD5
      32Dec 5, 196127Zora FolleyLossKO2
      31Mar 21, 196126Joe ErskineWinTKO5
      30Dec 6, 196026Alex MiteffWinPTS
      29Sep 13, 196026Roy HarrisWinPTS
      28Nov 17, 195925Joe ErskineWinTKO12
      27Aug 26, 195925Gawie de KlerkWinTKO5
      26Jan 12, 195924Brian LondonWinPTS
      25Oct 14, 195824Zora FolleyWinPTS
      24Sep 3, 195824Dick RichardsonWinTKO5
      23Apr 19, 195823Erich SchoppnerLossDQ
      22Jan 11, 195823Heinz NeuhausDrawPTS
      21Nov 16, 195723Hans KalbfellWinPTS
      20Sep 17, 195723Joe ErskineLossPTS
      19May 19, 195723Ingemar JohanssonLossKO5
      18Feb 19, 195722Joe BygravesLossKO9
      17Sep 7, 195622Peter BatesLossTKO5
      16Jun 26, 195622Giannino Orlando LuiseWinTKO7
      15May 1, 195621Brian LondonWinTKO1
      14Feb 28, 195621Maurice MolsWinTKO4
      13Nov 15, 195521Joe ErskineLossPTS
      12Sep 13, 195521Uber BacilieriWinKO7
      11Jun 6, 195521Ron HarmanWinTKO7
      10Apr 26, 195520Uber BacilieriLossTKO5
      9Apr 18, 195520Joe BygravesWinPTS
      8Mar 29, 195520Joe CrickmarWinTKO5
      7Mar 8, 195520Hugh FernsWinDQ
      6Feb 8, 195520Cliff PurnellWinPTS
      5Jan 27, 195520Colin StrauchWinTKO1
      4Dec 7, 195420Denny BallWinKO3
      3Nov 23, 195420Eddie KeithWinTKO1
      2Oct 19, 195420Dinny PowellWinTKO4
      1Sep 14, 195420Harry PainterWinKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Henry Cooper (Our 'Enry) was an English professional boxer. He was born in Lambeth, London, England on May 3, 1934. Cooper died on May 1, 2011 at the age of 76 years. His professional boxing career spanned more than 16 years — from 1954 to 1971.

      Cooper made his professional boxing debut against Harry Painter at the age of 20 on September 14, 1954, defeating Painter via 1st round KO. He went on to win 8 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 5 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 32 on May 21, 1966 after 45 professional fights, against Muhammad Ali for the WBA, WBC, and The Ring titles. He lost to Ali via 6th round TKO.

      Cooper had a total of 14 losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Hungarian boxer Joe Bugner at 36 years of age, on March 16, 1971. Cooper lost the fight via 15 round PTS.


      Although Cooper had a total of 55 fights, this fight against Muhammad Ali is the sole highlight of his career.

      • May 21, 1966: In his first world-title fight, Henry Cooper loses to Muhammad Ali via 6th round TKO. He was fighting for the WBA, WBC, and The Ring heavyweight titles.


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