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Davey Moore
(the "Springfield Rifle")

BORN   November 1 1933; Lexington, Kentucky
DIED March 23 1963; Los Angeles, California
HEIGHT 5-2 1/2
WEIGHT 123 1/2 - 135 lbs
MANAGER Willie Ketchum
TRAINER Teddy Bentham

Moore was a boxer with plenty of tools - "savvy", natural fighting skills, punching power and courage; He gave it his all and let it all hang out; He lost his last contest and suffered a fatal brain injury; He is most famous for this bout; During his career, he won the Featherweight Championship of the World

Davey defeated such men as Lauro Salas, Cisco Andrade, Hogan "Kid" Bassey, Kid Anahuac, Gil Cadilli, Sergio Caprari, Charley Riley, Fili Nava, Kazuo Takayama, Fred Galiana, Gracieux Lamperti, Frankie Valdez, Danny Valdez, Felix Cervantes, Mario Diaz, Ricardo Moreno, Hilario Morales, Bobby Neill, Vince Delgado, Roberto Garcia,
Raimondo Nobile, Victor Manuel Quijano, Jose Luis Cotero, Pedro Tesis and Isidro Martinez

May 11 Willie Reece               Portsmouth, Va                     W  6
May 25 Ralph Capone               Chicago, Il                        W  4
Jun  1 Terry Book                 Chicago, Il                        W  6
          -Some sources report "W 5"
Jun 15 Dick Armstrong             Portsmouth, Oh                    TK  4
Jul 10 Eddie Gonzalez             Fort Williams, Ky                 KO  1 
Aug 29 Ed Hughes                  Chicago, Il                       KO  4
Oct  3 Russell Tague              Chicago, Il                        L  6
Oct 22 Raul "Chilibean" Prado     Grand Rapids, Mi                  NC  3
Nov 20 Eddie Cooper               Dayton, Oh                        KO  3

Jan  5 Eddie Crawford             Columbus, Oh                      KO  2
Feb  4 Jackie Blair               Akron, Oh                          L 10
Mar 13 Bob Keeling                Cincinnati, Oh                    KO  3
Apr  1 Leo Carter                 Cincinnati, Oh                    KO  2
Apr  8 Jack Ingram                Springfield, Oh                   KO  1
Apr 20 Charley Riley              St. Louis, Mo                      W 10
May 18 Herky Kaminsky             Springfield, Oh                    D 10
Jun 29 Herky Kaminsky             Springfield, Oh                    W 10
Oct 25 Dick Armstrong             Dayton, Oh                        KO  6
Dec  7 Eddie Burgin               Cincinnati, Oh                    TK  9

Jan 16 John Barnes                Detroit, Mi                        W  6
          -Some sources report 1/18/55
Mar  1 Isidro Martinez            Colon, Panama                      L 10
May 15 Pedro Tesis                Colon, Panama                      W 10
Jul 16 Santiago Martinez          Havana, Cuba                       L 10
Sep 19 Ray Riojas                 El Paso, Tx                        W 10
Oct 17 Nat Jackson                New Orleans, La                   KO  2
Dec 16 Jimmy Hackney              New York, NY                      WF  6

Jun  5 Charlie Slaughter          Montreal, Quebec, Canada          KO  4
Oct 10 Jimmy DeMura               Chicago, Il                        W  6
Nov  7 Bobby Rogers               Chicago, Il                        L  8

Apr 10 Gil Cadilli                Miami, Fl                          W 10
Jun 13 Buddy McDonald             Spokane, Wa                        W 10
Jul  5 Isidro Martinez            Washington, DC                     W 10
Aug 14 Victor Manuel Quijano      Syracuse, NY                       W 10
Nov  8 Jose Luis Cotero           Washington, DC                     W 10

Jan  9 Victor Manuel Quijano      Los Angeles, Ca                   TK  9
Feb 20 Fili Nava                  Los Angeles, Ca                    W 10
Mar  6 Vince Delgado              Los Angeles, Ca                   KO  3
May 24 Robert Garcia              Mexico City, Mexico                W 10
          -Some sources report 5/25/58
Jun 19 Lauro Salas                Los Angeles, Ca                    W 10
Jul 28 Kid Anahuac                Tijuana, Mexico                    W 10
Sep 25 Kid Anahuac                Los Angeles, Ca                    W 10
Dec 11 Ricardo "Parajito" Moreno  Los Angeles, Ca                   KO  1

Mar 18 Hogan "Kid" Bassey         Los Angeles, Ca                   TK 13
          -Featherweight Championship of the World
Aug 19 Hogan "Kid" Bassey         Los Angeles, Ca                   TK 11
          -Featherweight Championship of the World
Oct 20 Bobby Neill                London, England                   TK  1
Dec 14 Hilario Morales            San Francisco, Ca                  W 10

Feb 22 Sergio Caprari             Caracas, Venezuela                TK  8
Mar 14 Carlos Hernandez           Caracas, Venezuela                LT  7
          -Some sources report 3/17/60
Jul 20 Frank Valdez               Albuquerque, NM                   TK  6
          -Some sources report "TK 7"
Aug  1 Kid Irapuato               Tijuana, Mexico                    W 10
Aug 29 Kazuo Takayama             Tokyo, Japan                       W 15
          -Featherweight Championship of the World
Nov 27 David Camacho              Nogales, Mexico                   KO  8
Dec  3 Rudy Corona                Obregon, Mexico                   KO  7

Jan  9 Gracieux Lamperti          Paris, France                      W 10
Jan 27 Fred Galiana               Madrid, Spain                     TK  4
          -Some sources report 1/28/61
Feb 10 Raimundo Nobile            Rome, Italy                        W 10
Apr  8 Danny Valdez               Los Angeles, Ca                   KO  1
          -Featherweight Championship of the World
Jul  6 Gil Cadilli                Las Vegas, Nv                      W 10
Jul 16 Felix "Pelon" Cervantes    Mexicali, Mexico                   W 10
          -Some sources report 7/17/61
Sep 19 Kid Irapuato               Juarez, Mexico                    TK  6
          -Some sources report "KO 7";
          Some sources report 9/20/61
Oct 12 Felix "Pelon" Cervantes    Los Angeles, Ca                   KO  5
Nov 13 Kazuo Takayama             Tokyo, Japan                       W 15
          -Featherweight Championship of the World

Mar  9 Cisco Andrade              Los Angeles, Ca                   TK  7
Jul  9 Mario Diaz                 Los Angeles, Ca                   KO  2
Aug 17 Olli Maeki                 Helsinki, Finland                 TK  2
          -Featherweight Championship of the World
Dec 11 Fili Nava                  San Antonio, Tx                    W 10

Feb 18 Gil Cadilli                San Jose, Ca                      TK  5
Mar 21 Ultiminio "Sugar" Ramos    Los Angeles, Ca                   LT 10
          -WBC Featherweight Championship of the World;
          WBA Featherweight Championship of the World

*** Assistance Provided By Dan Cuoco, Director, IBRO ***

Review courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
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