David Starie

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David Starie is a British former professional boxer. He is a former Commonwealth super middleweight champion and British super middleweight champion.

Professional career[edit]

Known as "Jedi", Starie won the British Super Middleweight title when he stopped Sam Storey in 1997.[1] Starie was stopped three months later by Dean Francis.[2]

In March 1998, he won the Commonwealth Super Middleweight title, beating Clinton Woods on points.[3] Starie regained the British Super Middleweight title in November 1998 when he knocked out Ali Forbes to win the vacant title.[4]

In January 2000, he fought Joe Calzaghe for the World Boxing Organization Super Middleweight title, losing on points.[5]

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 his retirement in August 2003.

Life After Boxing[edit]

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

In 2012, he was appointed fire liaison officer at West Suffolk College working with young males identified as needing positive role models.[6] Outside his work with the College, Starie participated in several challenges for charity, acted as an instructor at the Eastgate Amateur Boxing Club and also organised a running club for young people in Bury St Edmunds.[7]

Back in June 2006, Starie had 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, but no fights were made.

In May 2013 he announced a comeback, hopefully during the prizefighter series, after discussing a deal with Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Promotions.[citation needed] In July 2014, Starie was in training, with the hope of fighting for the Commonwealth or British title, but once again the comeback didn't materialise.[citation needed]

Amateur accomplishments[edit]

  • 1993 ABA Light Middleweight Champion
  • 1994 ABA Middleweight Champion


  1. ^ "David Starie". Boxrec. boxrec. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "David Starie". Boxrec. boxrec. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "David Starie". Boxrec. boxrec. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "David Starie". Boxrec. boxrec. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "David Starie". Boxrec. boxrec. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Firefighter...Takes Up New Role". Bury Free Press. Bury Free Press. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Fire Liaison Officer". West Suffolk College. West Suffolk College. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 

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