David Starie

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David Starie, (born 11 June 1974) was a fringe British professional boxer. He is a former Commonwealth super middleweight champion and British super middleweight champion.

Professional career[edit]

Starie was born in Bury St. Edmunds and began boxing aged 11 at Hurstlea Kerridge ABC at Needham Market, under Barry James, before moving on to various other gyms in his professional career

Known as "Jedi," Starie won the British super middlweight title when he stopped Sam Storey in 1997. Starie was stopped three months later by Dean Francis.

In March 1998 he won the Commonwealth super middleweight title beating Clinton Woods on points. In November 1998 Starie regained the British super middlweight title when he knocked out Ali Forbes to win the vacant title.

In January 2000 he fought Joe Calzaghe for the World Boxing Organization super middleweight title, losing on points.

In 2003 he vacated the British super middlweight title and lost his Commonwealth super middleweight title on points to Andre Thysse.

In June 2003 Starie fought for the International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association super middleweight titles losing on points, again, to Sven Ottke. This was to be Starie's last fight in the ring. He announced retirement August 2003.

Life After Boxing[edit]

Starie is now a full-time firefighter, after doing work in this capacity part-time during his boxing career.

In June 2006, David Starie talked about returning to the ring. Promoters and the British Boxing Board of Control told him that he was likely to need only two warm-up fights before being offered a shot at the British super middleweight title, which he vacated following his retirement. Starie rejected the offer.

David Starie announced on the 24th May 2013 that he would be returning to the ring, hopefully during the prizefighter series, after discussing a deal with Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Promotions.

Starie, as of July 2014, is currently in training, with the hope of fighting for the Commonwealth or British title by 2015.

Amateur accomplishments[edit]

  • 1993 ABA Light Middleweight Champion
  • 1994 ABA Middleweight Champion

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