David Pearce (boxer). (Part 2)

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David Pearce (boxer). (Part 2)

Postby The Newport » June 12th, 2018, 3:34 am

David Pearce (boxer).
(Part 2)


Professional boxing record



Result. Loss

Opponent Percell Davis (American)

Record 13-9

Type TKO

Round 8

Date December 10th 1990

Location Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dearborn, Michigan, United States



Result. Loss

Record. 36-8-1

Opponent. Lucien Rodriguez (French)

Type. PTS

Round. 12

Date. 30 March 1984

Location. Palais des Sports de Beaublanc, Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France

Notes. EBU Heavyweight Title. Rodriguez took standing 8 count in round 3, and dropped heavily twice in round 8 for 13 seconds and 17 seconds



Result. Win

Record. 11-2

Opponent. Michael Johnson (American)

Type. TKO

Round. 5

Date. January 28th 1984

Location. Victoria Hall, Hanley, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Notes.



Result. Win

Record. 20-12-1

Opponent. Neville Meade (Welsh)

Type. TKO

Round. 9

Date. September 22nd 1983

Location. St David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Notes. BBBofC British Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:57 of round 9




Result. Win

Record. 35-4-2

Opponent. Albert Syben (French)

Type. KO

Round. 1

Date. April 7th 1983

Location. Lyceum Ballroom, The Strand, London, United Kingdom

Notes. Syben knocked out at 2:25 of the first round.




Result. Draw

Record. 24-5-3

Opponent. Felipe Rodriguez (Spanish)

Type. PTS

Round. 10

Date. 7 December 1982

Location. Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

Notes. 98-98.




Result. Win

Record. 20-5

Opponent. Gordon Ferris (Northern Ireland)

Type. KO

Round. 5

Date. June 1st 1982

Location. Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

Notes. BBBofC British Heavyweight Title Eliminator. Ferris knocked out at 1:44 of the fifth round.




Result. Win

Record. 13-4-1

Opponent. Dennis Andries (United Kingdom)

Type. TKO

Round. 7

Date. October 12th 1981

Location. Bloomsbury Centre Hotel, Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom

Notes. Referee stopped the bout at 2:15 of the seventh round.




Result. Win

Record. 15-9

Opponent. shaq Hussein (United Kingdom)

Type. TKO

Round. 1

Date. June 8th 1981

Location. Porter Tun Rooms, Moorgate, United Kingdom

Notes.




Result. Win

Record. 4-0

Opponent. Larry McDonald (United Kingdom)

Type. KO

Round. 3

Date. March 16th 1981

Location. National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

Notes.




Result. Win

Record. 15-27-1

Opponent. Bonny McKenzie (Welsh)

Type. PTS

Round. 8

Date. March 2nd 1981

Location. National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

Notes. 79.5-78.5.




Result. Win

Record. 2-1

Opponent. John Rafferty (Scottish)

Type. DQ

Round. 3

Date. January 26th 1981

Location. St.Andrew's Sporting Club, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Notes. Rafferty disqualified at 1:32 of the third round due to hitting a downed opponent.




Result. Loss

Record. 14-11-1

Opponent. Neville Meade (Welsh)

Type. TKO

Round. 2

Date. January 22nd 1980

Location. Double Diamond Club, Caerphilly, United Kingdom

Notes. BBBofC Wales Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:48 of the second round




Result. Win

Record. 8-3

Opponent. Denton Ruddock (United Kingdom)

Type. TKO

Round. 7

Date. October 30th 1979

Location. Double Diamond Club, Caerphilly, United Kingdom

Notes.




Result. Win

Record. 8-12

Opponent. Theo Josephs (United Kingdom)

Type. TKO

Round. 2

Date. July 5th 1979

Location. Afan Lido, Port Talbot, United Kingdom

Notes.




Result. Win

Record. 7-3

Opponent. Winston Allen (Welsh)

Type. PTS

Round. 6

Date. April 3rd 1979

Location. Caerphilly, United Kingdom

Notes.




Result. Win

Record. 11-14

Opponent. Bonny McKenzie (Welsh)

Type. PTS

Round. 8

Date. February 19th 1979

Location. Mayfair Sporting Club, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom

Notes. 79-78.




Result. Win

Record. 1-0-1

Opponent. Mal Tetley (United Kingdom)

Type. KO

Round. 1

Date. January 22nd 1979

Location. Mayfair, London, United Kingdom

Notes.




Result. Win

Record. 4-3

Opponent. Bobby Hennessey (United Kingdom)

Type. TKO

Round. 2

Date. January 22nd 1979

Location. Mayfair, London, United Kingdom

Notes.




Result. Win

Record. 6-10

Opponent. Theo Josephs (United Kingdom)

Type. PTS

Round. 8

Date. 11 December 11th 1978

Location. Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom

Notes.




Result. Win

Record. 0-1

Opponent. Bob Bleau (United Kingdom)

Type. KO

Round. 1

Date. December 1st 1978

Location. Minster-in-Thanet, United Kingdom

Notes.




Result. Win

Record. --

Opponent. Osborne Taylor

Type. TKO

Round. 1

Date. November 15th 1978

Location. Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, United Kingdom

Notes.


Pearce Brothers

* Walter 'Bimbo' Pearce was a professional boxer, who won the Welsh Heavyweight Title in 1973. Bimbo beat the Light Heavyweight Central Champion.

* Raymond Pearce a middleweight fought the three times WBC world champion Dennis Andries. Raymond is now a United States Citizen and an Elvis impersonator.

* Gary Pearce fought for the Welterweight, and Light Middleweight Titles. Gary Pearce also fought Hans Henrick Palm, the long-standing European Champion, Gary took him the distance in Randers, Denmark, losing by 1/2 point while dropping the Champion in the 6th round. One Story about Gary Pearce, which will go down in Boxing Folklore was when Gary was enjoying a night out at a professional boxing show with friends, when Frank Warren the respected boxing promoter asked him to fight Gary Knight, whose opponent had pulled out late notice. Gary accepted and made his way from the crowd, he borrowed kit from all the other fighters on the show! He then fought the then number 1 British Welterweight Gary Knight. Gary struggled in the early rounds, and was repeatedly sick in the corner. Gary fought back brilliantly in the fight and ended up losing by 1/2 point over 10 rounds in what local newspapers had him winning.

* Ronald Pearce was a professional boxer, who fought the British no.1 Gary Knight.

* Nigel Pearce had five fights as a professional boxer.

* Simon Pearce the seventh brother starred in Starlight Express, Cats, and Mousetrap musicals in the West End. Simon starred as Mr Soft in the TV Advert. Simon was offered the chance to front the band Steps but turned it down. His friends Included Liza Minnelli and Frank Sinatra.

* Luke Pearce won the lightweight armed forces representative tournament title in the year 2000 in Aldershot. After winning the Welsh Guards Lightweight, and Welterweight, titles. He fought and beat Chris Harman in the Welsh Guards Boxing Championships. Luke fought in the Welsh Boxing Federation, and Chris Harman went on to win the WABA Welsh Heavyweight Title in 2006, and fight Mark Potter for the UK Cage Fighting Title. Luke served with the Welsh Guards in the Army, passed for the Royal Navy, and served as an Airman in the Royal Air Force. Luke Pearce Commissioned into the Royal Air Force as a Flying Officer in 2016. Luke Pearce's God Mother is Debbie Pulis, the wife of Tony Pulis, the football manager.




Legacy

Pearce has been name-checked in a number of books, including Diana Dors' A-Z of Men, Bartley Gorman and Peter Walsh's King of the Gypsies and Leighton Frayne's The Frayne Brothers. Paddy Monaghan's "TheSunshine in my life".
Boxing News, the UK's biggest boxing magazine supported the campaign for a Pearce statue.

The David 'Bomber' Pearce Statue Fund has received permission to erect a bronze sculpture to commemorate Pearce in Newport City Centre.
Pearce's family relative Luke Pearce has donated 35 copies of a portrait of Pearce, to be installed at well-known locations in Newport and the rest of Wales and the UK. Including 3 overseas locations



External links

* Professional boxing record for David Pearce from BoxRec. http://boxrec.com/en/boxer/2365

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