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 David S. Moore

David S. Moore

Original Name Davey
Birth
Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Death 25 Mar 1963 (aged 29)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 4594 · View Source
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Professional Boxer. Born in Lexington, Kentucky, he grew up in Springfield, Ohio and was known as the ‘Springfield Rifle". He made his professional fight debut at age 19 wining a bout against Willie Reece in the 6th round on May 11, 1953. From that point on, he went on a wining streak until he won the World Featherweight Championship from Hogan "Kid" Bassey on March 18, 1959 and successfully defended his title five times. In a national television championship boxing match at Los Angeles, with Sugar Ramos on March 21, 1963, he suffered head injuries and died two days later at age 29. He ended his career with a record of 59 wins, 7 losses, 1 draw and 1 no contest, with 30 wins by knockout. He also is the subject of musician Bob Dylan's song "Who Killed Davey Moore?" (1964).

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 21 Feb 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4594
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David S. Moore (1 Nov 1933–25 Mar 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4594, citing Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .