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Moore batters way to featherweight crown
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Valley Times Photo Collection;
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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David “Davey” S. Moore was born on November 1, 1933 Springfield, Ohio. He was an American featherweight world champion boxer and a member of the 1952 United States boxing team. Moore fought professionally 1953–63. He died on March 25, 1963 as a result of injuries sustained in a boxing match with Ultiminio Ramos Zaqueira, better known as Sugar Ramos.
Photograph caption dated March 19, 1959 reads "Davey Moore launches fierce right-handed attack on featherweight champ Hogan Kid Bassey during sixth round of their title bout. This was big turning point in battle and Moore never gave up initiative from this round on, finally battering Bassey into helplessness by 13th stanza. Champ's manager stopped fight when his fighter couldn't see through his own blood."
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Valley Times Collection;
Moore, Davey,--1933-1963
Boxers (Sports)
Boxing matches
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Time Period

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