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David Pearce (boxer)

British boxer
David Pearce statue in Newport.

David "Bomber" Pearce (8 May 1959 – 20 May 2000) was a British professional boxer. He was a heavyweight and cruiserweight. He won the Welsh and British heavyweight boxing titles in September 1983. He won the titles in a bout against Neville Meade. Of his 22 bouts, he won 17 (13 by knockout), lost four and drew once.[1] He retired from boxing due to medical reasons. He was born in Pillgwenlly, Newport, Monmouthshire.

Pearce had epilepsy in his final years. He died of sudden arrhythmic death syndrome on 20 May 2000, at the age of 41.[2]

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  1. "David Pearce". BoxRec. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  2. "David Pearce: Statue of 'Newport's Rocky' to inspire boxers". BBC News. BBC. 9 June 2018. Retrieved 4 April 2019.

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