Boxing Legends: A Tale of Two Davids Pt. 2

0 Posted by - December 24, 2017 - BLACK MEN, History, LATEST POSTS, SPORTS

Born June 1959 in the Bronx, Davey Moore began his career over two decades after former World Featherweight champion Davey Moore passed in 1963.  The younger Moore came up through the amateur ranks and racked up five New York State Golden Gloves in the late 1970s. After failing to capture the 1980 147lbs Open division championship, Moore would join the U.S Olympic team that year. He wouldn’t compete as a result of the boycott.

 

A Brief Career

Davey Moore’s early career saw him roll through eight competitors between 1981 and 1982. In his ninth bout, he traveled to Tokyo to defeat Tadashi Mihara for the WBA Super Welterweight title in his first defense. He defeated three challengers before suffering his first loss in his thirteenth match at the hands of Roberto Duran. The fight went eight rounds before Moore lost via stoppage.

After losing this bout, Davey Moore bounced back in 1984 with two wins. A DQ loss in France saw him take over a year away from the ring only to return with a win in 1986. Later in 1986, he would lose his shot at Buster Drayton’s IBF World Super Welterweight title. Moore bounced back at the start of 1987 but ended the year with two losses.

He started off 1988 strongly for Moore with two TKO victories. Moore would die shy of his 29th birthday as a result of a car accident. At the time of his death, he had fought 23 matches with 18 victories—14 of those wins were by knockout.

References
-http://boxrec.com/en/boxer/2617

Recommended Viewing
-WBA World Super Welterweight Title vs. Ayub Kalule: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7nlyamof_k

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