David Bey

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David Bey
Statistics
Real name David Bey
Nickname(s) Hand Grenade
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Nationality American
Born (1957-03-11) March 11, 1957 (age 57)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 30
Wins 18
Wins by KO 14
Losses 11
Draws 1
No contests 0

David Bey (born 11 March 1957 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former heavyweight boxer who held the USBA title and challenged Larry Holmes for the world title in 1985.

Bey was an outstanding amateur boxer who had taken up the sport to lose weight and eventually competed on the U.S. All Army Boxing Team. He made his professional debut in 1981, defeating future undisputed world heavyweight champion James "Buster Douglas by a second round knockout. He built up a record of 14-0, becoming the first man to stop the durable veteran contender George Chaplin (TKO4) as well as defeating future WBA heavyweight champion Greg Page (W12) to capture the United States Boxing Association heavyweight championship.

In March 1985 Bey was given a title shot by long-reigning IBF heavyweight champion Larry Holmes. After a strong start Bey was knocked down twice and stopped by Holmes in the 10th round.

Bey never regained his confidence, losing his USBA title by 11th round TKO to Trevor Berbick in his comeback fight, then being relegated to 'opponent' status for the remainder of his career, matched against the likes of James "Bonecrusher" Smith, Joe Bugner in Australia, Tyrell Biggs, Johnny DuPlooy in South Africa, Bruce Seldon, and Zeljko Mavrovic in Germany.

Professional boxing record[edit]

18 Wins (14 knockouts, 4 decisions), 11 Losses (8 knockouts, 3 decisions), 1 Draw [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 24-24-1 United States David Jaco TKO 8 17/09/1994 China Macao, China
Loss 5-0 Croatia Zeljko Mavrovic TKO 4 16/10/1993 Germany Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Loss 29-3-2 United States Terry Davis UD 12 27/02/1993 China Beijing, China NBA Continental Americas Heavyweight Title. 111-117, 111-117, 113-116.
Loss 17-4 United Kingdom Derek Williams TKO 6 30/09/1991 United Kingdom Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Draw 23-18 United States David Jaco PTS 10 07/09/1991 Florida Sarasota, Florida, United States
Loss 18-1 United States Joe Hipp TKO 7 26/02/1991 Alabama Birmingham, Alabama, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:07 of the seventh round.
Loss 15-0 United States Bruce Seldon TKO 10 01/11/1990 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:38 of the tenth round.
Win 0-5 United States Terry Miller KO 2 21/08/1990 North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Win 6-7 United States Paul Bradshaw TKO 3 17/02/1990 Canada Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Referee stopped the bout at 1:07 of the seventh round.
Loss 12-0 South Africa Johnny DuPlooy KO 9 27/04/1987 South Africa Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Loss 13-0 United States Tyrell Biggs TKO 6 07/03/1987 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:15 of the sixth round.
Loss 59-11-1 Australia Joe Bugner UD 10 14/11/1986 Australia Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 94-99, 94-97, 94-100.
Loss 17-5 United States James Smith UD 10 23/08/1986 North Carolina Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States 92-98, 91-98, 92-97.
Win 3-9-1 United States Wesley Smith SD 10 17/01/1986 Georgia (U.S. state) Atlanta, Georgia, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:15 of the sixth round.
Loss 27-4-1 Canada Trevor Berbick TKO 11 15/06/1985 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States USBA Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:30 of the 11th round.
Loss 46-0 United States Larry Holmes TKO 10 15/03/1985 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States IBF World Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:58 of the tenth round.
Win 23-2 United States Greg Page UD 12 31/08/1984 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States USBA Heavyweight Title. 116-112, 115-114, 115-113.
Win 28-28-5 United States Leroy Caldwell PTS 10 09/03/1984 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 4-4-1 United States Alf Coffin KO 2 17/08/1983 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8-18 United States Grady Daniels KO 1 16/07/1983 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Daniels knocked out at 2:01 of the first round.
Win 16-10 United States Chuck Johnson TKO 3 12/02/1983 Ohio Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Win 18-5-2 United States George Chaplin TKO 4 26/11/1982 Texas Houston, Texas, United States
Win 13-14 United States Larry Beilfuss TKO 1 02/10/1982 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 2-2-1 United States Jack Watkins KO 2 14/08/1982 Ohio Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Win 3-10-3 United States Larry Sims PTS 6 27/06/1982 Ohio Highland Heights, Ohio, United States
Win -- United States Laverne Bumpers TKO 1 02/05/1982 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win -- D.B. Johnson KO 1 09/04/1982 Ohio Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Win 1-1 United States Steve Flemester TKO 2 20/03/1982 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win -- Larry Ham TKO 1 24/02/1982 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 5-0 United States James Douglas TKO 2 06/11/1981 Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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