Re: How good was Davey Moore
In November 1981 - When Japan's Tadashi Mihara defeated Rocky Fratto for the 'vacant' WBA Light-Middleweight Championship,,,
It totally screwed up the South African contingent's plan to get #6 WBA - Charlie 'The Silver Assassin' Weir the WBA title.
Under Japan's rule, no South African was permitted to enter Japan for employement.
And Japan, would not permit Tadahi Mihara to go to South Africa for a fight.
So, enter #10 WBA - Davey Moore, an '8' bout professional and just barely Top 10 rated.
In February 1982 - Davey Moore, was transplanted to got to Japan, win the WBA Light-Middleweight
Championship, and then bring it to South Africa (for a big fight purse) and hand it over to the 'The Silver Assassin'.
Then, in April 1982 - Davey went to South Africa, for what everyone presumed would be a beating,,,,,,,,,,,
Last edited by Senor Pepe'; 07-03-2012 at 04:12 PM.