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Tributes paid to ex-Hendon resident and boxing legend Sir Henry Cooper
TRIBUTES have been paid to former British heavyweight boxing champion and Hendon resident Sir Henry Cooper, who died on Sunday aged 76.
Friends, including legendary boxer Muhammed Ali who he fought twice, have described Sir Henry as “a great fighter and a gentleman”.
For many years he lived in Brampton Grove, Hendon, with his wife Albina and their two sons, moving in the early 1990s, returning every year to Muswell Hill Golf Club to run a charity golf day.
Johns Avenue resident Carlton Hardy recalls: “You would see him in the wine shop or out walking his dog, which was a poodle. It was very strange seeing this big boxer walking a poodle.
“He was always very polite and pleasant, when you said 'hello Henry' he would always say hello back. He was well-known around here.”
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