DAVID CLARK – BOXING TRAINER/TEACHER
Florida Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2013
Birthday: February 21, 1932
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
David’s development of boxers, speaks for itself. He has trained and worked the corners of four professional world champions and one world amateur champion
Champions and former Champions seek him out for his expertise in boxing. He is not only known for his excellence in the sport but also his willingness to take a “behind the scenes” credit for his work. The people out front who take credit for a boxer’s success know this and so does the boxer. This doesn’t faze David because his work and dedication is for the athlete.
Amateur winning teams and boxers in local, state, regional and national championships in USA/Boxing, Golden Gloves, PAL , Sunshine Games, Jr. Olympics, Silver Gloves, etc. David was an outstanding Coach on many occasions. MOST NOTED: Orbit Pough Jr World Champion-1984 runner up in USA Olympic box off.
Professional Boxers: World Champions, Robert Daniels WBA Jr. Heavyweight, James Warring IBF Cruiserweight, Uriah Grant IBF Light Heavyweight & Freddie Pendleton IBF Lightweight. Others are listed in his resume.
Top Ranked Professionals: Heavyweight Jose “Nino” Ribalta (#3 WBC, #4 BA, #7 IBF) who fought Mike Tyson and all top contenders and knocked out Leon Spinks: #1 ranked IBF Bantamweight Jimmy Navarro.
Top Ranked Boxers and National TV Boxers: Kel Robin, Milton Bowen, Larry Byrd, Leroy Hester, Bill Medei, Raymond Negron, etc.
Summary By: Dwaine Simpson