Originally Posted by Philly-Tough
Of course when anyone mentions his name people immediatly think of his brutal loss to Duran. Just how good was he and did he have any important wins before Duran? How good was his potential? Whilst it finished brutally many people seem to overlook Moore having success against Duran early on. Unfortuantly for him he coulden't move Duran.
Reading the thread title, PT, wasn't sure which Davey Moore you were referring to -- the one that fought Duran or the great 126-pound champion. (He was a sweet fighter) But I see it's the Jr middle champion who flashed on the horizon to win the title after just a few fights.
Tragic how his life was cut short in a freak accident. He was a helluva fighter, who's biggest bouts might have been ahead of him.
My clearest memories of him were not as a pro, but as an amateur when he nailed every opponent to the canvas with his sweeping left hook to win several N.Y Golden Gloves titles.