Bert Cooper death happened 10th May 2019. Bert Cooper died after battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 53.
The onetime heavyweight contender “Smokin’ ” Bert Cooper made a name for himself in the heavyweight division during the early 1990s.
Among the men Bert Cooper fought were Evander Holyfield, George Foreman, Riddick Bowe, Michael Moorer, Chris Byrd, Ray Mercer, and Corrie Sanders, among others.
Cooper challenged three times for a world title, and was known for being in several wild brawls in the 1990s, specifically his two world title bouts with Holyfield and Moorer.
Bert Cooper death:
Read touching tributes from Bert Cooper’s loved ones:
- From Philly Boxing History:
Rest in Peace Smokin’ Bert Cooper.
We received the sad news today that Bert Cooper passed away this afternoon (05/10/19). Here is a photo of him at the Briscoe Awards a few weeks ago. Bert gave Evander Holyfield a big scare in a fight for the heavyweight title, fought a true classic with Michael Moorer in Atlantic City, and gave us many, many more memorable nights. Bert was a very good fighter and a true character. I will miss him.
- From Canadian Professional Boxing Council:
C.P.B.C. would like to send out condolences to the family and friends of Bert Cooper who passed away suddenly. Bert was a great fighter giving audiences some amazing fights to watch.
He will be missed. RIP Champ
- From The Punch Line with Kelly Pavlik and James Dominguez
R.I.P. ‘Smokin’ Bert Cooper…Cruiserweight trained by Joe Frazier. Stepped up to Heavyweight and it was always a thing of which Bert Cooper would show up? Well he showed up big on 6 days notice against Evander Holyfield and darn nearly became Heavyweight Champion of the world. Also his fight against Michael Moorer was a back and forth slugfest…Once again, F’ing Cancer takes a life too soon.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.