Sir Henry Cooper Autograph photo 7×5″
Sir Henry Cooper Autograph photo 7×5″ signed in blue ballpoint pen. Dedicated To Patrick, Best Wishes.
Sir Henry Cooper OBE (3 May 1934 – 1 May 2011) was an English heavyweight boxer. Cooper held the British, Commonwealth, and European heavyweight titles several times throughout his career, and unsuccessfully challenged Muhammad Ali for the world heavyweight championship in 1966.
Following his retirement from the sport, Cooper continued his career as a television and radio personality; the first (and is today one of 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.
Although Sir Henry Cooper Autograph was left-handed, he used the “orthodox” stance, with his left hand and foot forward, rather than the reversed “southpaw” stance more usually adopted by a left-handed boxer. Opponents were thus hit hardest with left-handed punches which Cooper could throw from his front hand, closest to the opponent. At its most effective, the so-called left hook had an upward uppercut-like trajectory. A formidable left jab completed his offensive repertoire. He generally tried to force the action in his bouts. After developing a left shoulder problem in the latter half of his career; Cooper adjusted to put more stress on right-handed punches which he had hitherto neglected. Genuine autographs.