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Video Hype: Remembering Sir Henry Cooper (1934-2011)

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Sir Henry Cooper passed away today at the age of 76, but the popular legend will not soon be forgotten. In 2009, Cooper reunited with old rival Muhammad Ali:

Boxing personalities remember Cooper as a "gentle giant" and a "role model" this afternoon via Twitter.

Joe Calzaghe: "To the great HENRY COOPER R.I.P x"

Tony Dodson: "thoughts go out to all his family and friends at this sad time one of Britains finest"

Joe Gallagher: "Rip Henry cooper gave me my first amateur boxing trophy big gentle giant"

David Haye: "One of Britain's greatest sports man Sir Henry Cooper passed away today. A true warrior and great human being. Rest in Peace."

Eddie Hearn: "R.I.P Henry cooper a true British boxing legend and lovely man. Thoughts with his family at this time."

Amir Khan: "Sorry to hear the loss of some1 so special who will never be forgotten Our heartfelt condolences go out to the champ and his family"

Lennox Lewis: "R.I.P. Sir Henry Cooper. Former British, Commonwealth and European Champion. My deepest condolences to the Cooper family."

Wayne McCullough: "Sorry to hear that former heavyweight boxer Henry Cooper has passed away. He was a gentleman and a role model."

Ashley Sexton: "R.I.P Sir Henry Cooper!"

Adam Smith: "Tragic news tonight that Henry Cooper has passed away. Legend."

Paul Smith: "Shitty news today, Ted Lowe now Henry Cooper. Proper fighter from a proper hard era. God bless him x"

After the jump: Footage from the 1963 weigh-in for the first battle between Ali and Cooper and more as we remember Sir Henry Cooper.

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