Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

This Week

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

This Week

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1992 JULY 10: Manchester United and England footballer Bobby Charlton jokingly squares up to boxing legends Frank Bruno, left, and Henry Cooper in London.

The sporting greats came together at a reception to mark the Queen's 66th birthday.

Both heavyweights were renowned for packing a punch.

Cooper was famous for his left hook, known as 'Enry's 'Ammer, which floored Muhammad Ali when the pair fought in 1963. Ali was saved by the bell signalling the end of the round.

Former WBC world champion Bruno won 38 of his 45 bouts by knockout.

1973 JULY 10: Lancashire cricketer Jack Simmons celebrates a successful first season as captain of the Tasmania state side.

Simmons took the team from playing matches against touring sides back into the first-class Sheffield Shield competition in his six seasons at the helm. …

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