Thursday, June 20, 2019  |

By Lee Groves

BERT COOPER FOUGHT AT THE FRINGE OF GREATNESS FOR MUCH OF HIS CAREER, BUT SELF-SABOTAGE WAS HIS DOWNFALL When Bert Cooper first walked into the Philadelphia gym owned by his idol, “Smokin’” Joe Frazier, in 1982, the legend took one look at the teenager and saw plenty of himself. Physically, Cooper was almost a carbon
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