The World Boxing Council and its President Mauricio Sulaiman, are mourning the passing of two-time world title challenger Bert Cooper, who died at the age of 53 due to pancreatic cancer.
Known for his ferocious power, Cooper spent the first part of his career guided by the tutelage of Philadelphia legend Joe Frazier. Bert was very close on defeating Evander Holyfield offering a great fight.
Cooper retired in 2002, but returned eight years later with victories over Corey Winfield and Gabe Brown. Three consecutive losses, one of them against Luis Ortiz, was his final goodbye to the ring in 2012, with a record of 38-25 (31 KO’s).
The whole WBC joins the family of Bert and his many friends in these sad moments. What fabulous unforgettable ring thrills he gave us.