GEORGE 'JIM' COOPER

George Cooper (the lesser known twin brother of Henry who fought under the ring name of Jim) was a talented boxer in his own right.  This is the first time his career has been properly documented and the chapter reveals many little known facts about him.  George’s career was blighted by a tendency to cut, a broken ankle and a bout of scarlet fever.  By the time he was able to string a series of wins together, Henry was British, Empire and European Heavyweight Champion.  George would never fight his brother, so he retired and became Henry’s trainer, helping him defend his titles several times.  George is a charming character and he eases the reader into the book smoothly. 

Fights = 31 | Wins = 16 | Loses = 14 | Draws = 1 | KOs = 6

1964-11-09 | Chip Johnson | Free Trade Hall, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom | L TKO 3
1963-10-22
| Jefferson Davis | Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom | L TKO 7
1963-06-18
| Don Warner | Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, United Kingdom | W PTS 8
1963-05-01
| Federico Friso | Midlands Sporting Club, Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom | W PTS 10
1963-03-12
| Johnny Prescott | Embassy Sportsdrome, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom | W TKO 2
1962-12-10
| John Henry | Ice Rink, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom | W TKO 7
1962-11-07
|Peter Bates | Seymour Hall, Marylebone, London, United Kingdom | W PTS 10
1962-05-18
| Albert Westphal | Hamburg, Germany | L KO 8
1962-02-26
| Ray Shiel | King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom | L KO 4
1961-10-09
| Ray Shiel | Free Trade Hall, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom | W PTS 10
1961-08-09
| Chic Calderwood | Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom | D PTS 10
1961-05-24
| Jack Whittaker | Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom | W PTS 8
1961-03-16
|Jack Whittaker | Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom | W PTS 8
1960-10-31
| Franco Cavicchi | Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy | L TKO 7
1960-07-05
| Francis Magnetto | Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom | W KO 2
1960-04-26
| Alex Barrow | Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom | W PTS 8
1960-01-26
| Kitione Lave | Olympia, Kensington, London, United Kingdom | L TKO 6
1959-11-17
| Alan Hand | Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London, United Kingdom | W TKO 2
1959-04-11
| Sammy Langford | Corn Exchange, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, United Kingdom | L TKO 4
1957-09-17
| Manuel Burgo | Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United Kingdom | L KO 4
1957-05-19
| Albert Finch | Johanneshov Ice Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden | L DQ 7
1956-11-26
| Manuel Burgo | Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom | L TKO 4
1956-02-28
| Peter Bates | Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom | L KO 2
1956-01-17
| Brian London | Streatham Ice Rink, Streatham, London, United Kingdom | L TKO 4
1955-11-15
| Trevor Snell | Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United Kingdom | W PTS 8
1955-09-13
| Trevor Snell | White City Stadium, White City, London, United Kingdom | W KO 6
1955-06-06
| Bob Gardner | Ice Rink, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom | W PTS 6
1955-03-15
| Dick Richardson | Streatham Ice Rink, Streatham, London, United Kingdom | L TKO 2
1954-12-07
| Bob Gardner | Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United Kingdom | L KO 1
1954-11-23
| Johnny Apee | Manor Place Baths, Walworth, London, United Kingdom | W KO 1
1954-09-14
| Dick Richardson Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United Kingdom | W PTS 6


 

 

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