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Sad news regarding Bert Cooper

Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by KimbosHernia**, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. KimbosHernia**

    KimbosHernia** White Belt

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    I am a huge Bert Cooper fan going way back. He had his personal ups and downs, but he was a very exciting fighter and in some real wars. Mercer and Moorer come to mind, great back and forth battles. I met Bert in 1992 when he fought Rocky Pepeli. He was very friendly, and when no less than Joe Frazier calls you one of the most naturally gifted punchers ever, that is really saying something.

    I have been following his comeback (he recently had a fight and won after 8 years away from boxing), and was glad to see that he seemed to have gotten his life in order.

    I originally was going to post the following as a good news story, but then I read the update at the end. Very sad.

    The "Smokin'" Bert Cooper Story - Up To Date And With An Added Twist!
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    The "Smokin'" Bert Cooper Story - Up To Date And With An Added Twist!

    bert cooperby James Slater: 1990s heavyweight title challenger "Smokin'" Bert Cooper, one-time prot
     
  2. MeBig

    MeBig Brown Belt

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  3. Athenry04

    Athenry04 Black Belt

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    Shame to read the end bit, but i wish him all the best.
     
  4. The Green Lantern

    The Green Lantern Beware My Power...

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    Old habits die hard. Good luck to him...
     
  5. totalstranga

    totalstranga Ike Turner Backhand Belt

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    man, I hope he gets it together before the vices become habits again. I'm also a fan from way back and I still have the VHS tape where I taped his fight with Holyfield live. yep, I'm that old

    keep fighting Bert!
     
  6. SWATCOP

    SWATCOP Green Belt

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    Don't feel bad, dude! I just watched the tape of that fight the other day! I remember jumping out of my seat when he knocked Evander down.
     

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