David "Bomber" Pearce

The Welsh Rocky website is built around the story of the inspirational late professional boxer David “Bomber” Pearce.

David “Bomber” Pearce was voted in the ‘Ring Magazine’ top ten most unluckiest boxers never to win a World title. This was due to the BBBoC reluctance to accept the Cruiserweight division in the United Kingdom during 1979-1984.

David “Bomber” Pearce signed contracts to fight for the WBA Cruiserweight Title in 1984 and held the WBC number one ranking but was ultimately forced to retire on medical grounds before he could contest for the World title.

The David “Bomber” Pearce Legacy – 1182541, operate with unpaid volunteers, who fundraise for charitable good causes within the local community.

NewportsRocky – Sporting success stories:

  1. Craig “Smiler” Woodruff.
  2. Romeo Costa.
  3. Holly Ennis.
  4. Finn “River” Pearce.
  5. Lewis Armstrong.
  6. Newport GAA.
  7. The David “Bomber” Pearce Statue.

Celebrating some of Newport’s finest boxers from the past & present.

BBBoC Professional Boxing Trainer’s and Seconds:

  1. Luke Pearce – Team SMOA, Newport.
  2. Johan Berendjy – Team SMOA, Newport.

Professional Boxer:

Craig “Smiler” Woodruff – Team SMOA, Newport. No. 5 in the Lightweight rankings.


Muay Thai – Lewis Armstrong.


BJJ/Muay Thai Kickboxing – Finn “River” Pearce.

BJJ – Holly Ennis.

BJJ/MMA – Lucia Ford.

If you are an amateur or professional combat sportsman or sportswoman and you would like to improve your striking please contact us to either join or have a trial.

Team SMOA – please contact us below.

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Please support the excellent work that the David “Bomber” Pearce Legacy charity – 1182541 do on a daily basis and help us continue supporting the advancement of amateur sport within the City and the wider support to charitable causes across Wales.

The charity’s key aims are:

  • Funding for sporting activities that promote healthy recreation for young people.
  • Providing specialist equipment for disabled children.
  • Providing relief for those in need in the locality.

You can donate here

These unique special edition items will be sold to support the David “Bomber”Pearce Legacy for charitable purposes and good causes across Wales.

We only produce limited edition items for sale, 20 items and they are gone.

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