Australian Academy of Boxing Website
KILLED DAVEY MOORE?
|'The Springfield Rifle' long time
World Featherweight Boxing Champion Davey Moore lost his title and
his life in Los Angelas on the 23rd March 1963, 2 days after being
knocked out in the 10th round by Sugar Ramos.
Bob Dylan in homage, loss, and questioning wrote and sang:-
'Who Killed Davey Moore?'
see and listen at:-
'Who killed Davey Moore',
Why and whats the reason for?
'Not I says the referee'
'Not us says the angry crowd'
'Not me says his manager'
'Not me says the gambling man'
'Not me says the boxing writer'
'Not me says the man whose fists laid him low'
Is not just blowing in the wind :-
The Rules of Boxing killed - Davey Moore, Becky Zerlentes &
When Boxing Rules hail and elevate to winner the boxer knocking out
and killing an opponent then the consequence is that boxers will
inevitably be killed. Both 'Professional' and 'Amateur Olympic
Style' boxers run the gauntlet of being killed in the ring using
rules that allow them to be killed. The only difference is that
'Professional' boxers choose to get paid for putting their lives in
danger whereas 'Amateur Olympic Style' boxers often unknowingly put
their lives at risk lured by 'Believe in the Olympic Dream' honey
pot marketing, and advice that 'the safety of boxers is paramount'.
Close to 50 years later, despite Boxing Sport Rules being safety
difficient, both Professional and Amateur boxers like Davey Moore
and Becky Zerlentes continue to needlessly die.
The Real Question:- If unsafe work practices are legislated
against and discontinued, why in the 21st century aren't rules that
openly invite boxers to knock out and kill their opponents outlawed?
Amateur 'Olympic Style Boxing' participants need to be safeguarded
through 'Duty Of Care' legislation that bans knockouts, and requires
that specific chin protection headguards and well padded 16oz boxing
gloves are mandatory safety gear.
Academy of Boxing,
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Tel: 03 5662 0029