Subject(s): Dave Pearce
Location: Friars Walk Shopping Centre, Newport, Gwent
Sculptor: Laury Dizengremel
Status: In Situ
Plaque: DAVID "BOMBER" PEARCE. Undefeated Heavyweight Champion of Great Britain 1983-1985. The only man from Newport, to win the coveted Heavyweight Title and wear the Lonsdale Belt. David said; "I did it for Newport". David Pearce won the Welsh, and British Heavyweight Titles including signing to fight for the WBA Cruiserweight Title before he was forced to retire. David Pearce was renowned for training up and down the steps of the iconic Transporter Bridge. #NewportsRocky. Sculptured by Laury Dizengrimel.