And after the Brut ads, here was Henry's second biggest achievement. Witness a classic sporting moment at 3.03 in this clip.
Finally, here's a verbatim lifted from an article in The Telegraph from 2002 that demonstrates he could pack a punch with words too.
It was boxing commentator Reg Gutteridge who observed ; "Henry Cooper has stolen the affection of the public for longer than any other sportsman. He has indestructible dignity."
Dignity and abundant humour as he displayed in a televised exchange with boxing abolitionist Baroness Summerskill:
"Mr Cooper, have you looked in the mirror recently and seen the state of your nose?"
"Well, madam, have you looked in the mirror and seen the state of your nose? Boxing's my excuse, what's yours?"
Indestructible dignity and a sense of humour. Apart from Robbie Savage, how many of today's sportsmen can you say that about?