British Vintage Boxing or BVB is a distinctive boxing inspired classic sportswear brand that celebrates authenticity and proudly displays its British character – with an emphasis on creating stylish and practical garments that are everyday yet aspirational.
As an official licensee they are proud to bring limited edition wares celebrating a British sporting icon Sir Henry Cooper. Designs capsule his career of the 1950’s & early 60’s, reworking his effortless understated style with the BVB brand spirit to reinvigorate a golden era.
As Britain’s most loved boxing figure Sir Henry Cooper’s anniversary approaches, I’d like to introduce you to the family run British business, BVB, inspired by the late British sporting legend.
British sporting legend Sir Henry is at the core of BVB’s inspiration. Cooper was best known for his two bouts with Muhammad Ali, the first a non-title fight in 1963 when he famously floored the then Cassius Clay, the second for his world title tilt in 1966. Cooper lost both, but in the process cemented his place within the hearts of the nation, and his name in boxing history.
Cooper was an archetypal working-class hero, noted as a gracious man who carried himself with dignity at all times. His appeal would transcend boxing into the very fabric of British sporting heritage, culminating with a knighthood in 2000. A great fighter but an outstanding man, Cooper was the epitome of an athlete and a gentleman. Considered by many as the patron saint of modern British heavyweights.