Heavy-weight boxing champion Freddie Mills who was found shot dead in 1965 in mysterious circumstances. In 1948 readers of 'Boxing News' awarded Mills a silver belt for his contribution to boxing that year, and, on October 12th, that belt, and other personal items belonging to the boxer, is to be auctioned by Phillips.
21st MAY: On this day in1966 Cassius Clay retained his world heavyweight boxing title against Britain's Henry Cooper. BLOOD POURS FROM THE FACE OF HENRY COOPER AS THE REFEREE STOPS THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT IN THE 6TH ROUND AT ARSENAL STADIUM, LONDON. CASSIUS CLAY (MUHAMMED ALI) RETAINING HIS TITLE.
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Muhammad Ali - Anglo-American Sporting Club Dinner - London
Muhammad Ali points across the room and calls for Henry Cooper at the London Hilton Hotel in Park Lane, where the world champion was guest of honour at a boxing dinner of the Anglo-American Sporting Club. "If he was here, I'd fight him now" declared Ali. Cooper will challenge him for the world title at Arsenal Stadium on May 21st.
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