Dave McCleave

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Dave McCleave
Medal record
Men's Boxing
Representing  England
British Empire Games
Gold medal – first place 1934 London Welterweight

David "Dave" Edward McCleave (24 December 1911 – May 1988) was an English boxer who competed for Great Britain in the 1932 Summer Olympics.

He was born in Battersea.

In 1932 he finished fourth in the welterweight class. He was not able to compete in the bronze medal bout against Bruno Ahlberg.

At the 1934 Empire Games he won the gold medal in the welterweight class after winning the final against Dick Barton.

Dave was the owner of the Union Tavern pub Camberwell New Rd in the '50s. It was a boxing pub where David Benjamin Gray was compere and manager with his wife Irene Alice Gray.

External links[edit]

  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Dave McCleave". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.