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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

From 1955. The man bottom left is Henry Cooper!

If you'd like to learn more about Harringay Arena, see my article on Wikipedia about the Arena.

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Comment by Liz on March 3, 2009 at 21:59
Not sure if this info is already on the site but as you can see from Coopers Boxing Record here he fought a number of times at the Arena.
In fact Cooper's first professional fight was against Harry Painter here in Harringay on September 14 1954. Bit one sided it seems since he knocked Painter out in the first round.

This programme was for a bout against Welshman, Joe Erskine, to whom he lost on points after 10 rounds. He later beat Erskine twice for the British heavyweight title.
Comment by Liz on August 3, 2009 at 9:40

20th March 1971 The Times
Comment by Liz on April 19, 2010 at 17:11
From the Obituary of George Cooper who debuted at the Harringay Arena in 1954 at the same time as his twin brother Henry. George, known as Jim because there was another George Cooper fighting, overcame the future European heavyweight champion Dick Richardson on points. However, he never rose to the heights of his brother Henry and retired in 1964 to take on the role of his brother's trainer and confidant.
Comment by StephenBln on May 1, 2011 at 21:43

Was just going to add the above info .. but Liz beat me to it ! :o)



Comment by Liz on May 1, 2011 at 22:41
yes, I wonder if people know about the late Henry Cooper's Harringay connection?

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