Davey Moore (Featherweight)
Name: Davey Moore
Alias: Springfield Rifle
Birth Name: David Schultz Moore
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Died: 1963-03-23 (Age:29)
Hometown: Springfield, Ohio, USA
Height: 5′ 2½″ / 159cm
Reach: 65″ / 165cm
Boxing Record: click
Manager: Andy Anderson (1955), Willie Ketchum
Trainer: Teddy Bentham
- Representing Chicago, Moore won the 1951 Intercity Golden Gloves Featherweight Championship vs. Juan Betancourt of New York.
- Moore won the 1952 National AAU Bantamweight Championship
- Representing the United States in the bantamweight division, Moore competed at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki, Finland. He lost a 2-1 decision in the quarterfinals to Joon-Ho Kang of Korea.
| Intercity Golden Gloves
Ernie De Jesus
| National AAU Bantamweight Champion
- Moore defeated Hogan (Kid) Bassey by a fifteen-round unanimous decision to win the World Featherweight Championship on March 18, 1959.
- Moore's measurements before his 1961 title fight against Danny Valdez as printed in the Chicago Tribune: Neck 15.5", Chest Normal 36", Chest Expanded 38", Biceps 11.5", Waist 27", Thigh 20", Calf 13.5"
- Moore defended his title in the United States, Japan and Finland.
- In his sixth title defense, Moore was stopped after ten rounds by Sugar Ramos on March 21, 1963. After speaking to the press in his dressing room, Moore complained of a headache and lapsed into unconsciousness. He died two days later.
- Bob Dylan wrote a song about the Moore-Ramos fight titled "Who Killed Davey Moore?" Sports Illustrated named it the No. 1 sports song of all-time in 2011.
- Moore was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1986.
Hogan (Kid) Bassey
| World Featherweight Champion
1959 March 18 – 1963 March 21
| WBC Featherweight Champion
1963 Feb 14 – 1963 Mar 21