Explains 84-year-old Ken: "I've always been a boxing enthusiast
and to see Ali and Cooper in the 15 round heavyweight championship
fight at Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, in May 1966, was probably the
most exciting match I've ever seen."
He adds: "It was sad Henry Cooper lost but I still think of
Cooper as one of my favourite English boxer as well as Randolph
When he was in the RAF in the 40s, Ken tried his hand at boxing
and actually won one or two fights, but he did not carry on when he
left the service to join his family's Millfields Repair Garage in
Bilston where he was born. The family sold the business and opened
Stonefields Garage in Bilston where he worked until his
Ken's other main interest is opera and his favourites are La
Boheme and Tosca. He has been to many performances and has saved
his tickets and programmes. His favourite singer was Pavarotti and
he has a picture of him on the wall in his flat.
Ken says he thoroughly enjoys living at Verona Court where he
takes part in many of the activities which are held there.
Picture: Verona Court manager Annette Leslie with
Ken and his beloved ticket.
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