Muhammad Ali with an award presented to him after beating Great Britain's Henry Cooper who was stopped with a cut left eye in the 6th round of their title fight leaving Muhammad Ali to retain his title.
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Great Britain's challenger Henry Cooper (l) shakes hands with defending World Champion Muhammad Ali (r) at the weigh-in before the fight. A bad cut to Henry Cooper's eye would hand Muhammad Ali a sixth-round win at Arsenal's Highbury Stadium.
The prevailing historical view of Muhammad Ali is as the 'Father of Modern Egypt', being the first ruler since the Ottoman conquest in 1517 to permanently divest the Porte of its power in Egypt. While failing to achieve formal independence for Egypt during his lifetime, he was successful in laying the foundation for a modern Egyptian state.