Re: California Boxing
[URL="********westcoastboxersofyearsgoneby.blogspot.com/2012/07/harold-smith-leroy-irvin.html"]Harold Smith & Leroy Irvin[/URL]
After doing 5 years in a country club, Harold Smith came out still having the money he stole from the bank where he was working at and started promoting again, but he couldn’t get a promoter’s license, so he used ex-Los Angeles Rams player, Elroy Irvin as his front man. Smith/Irvin promoted some of Tony’s fight in Arizona. When Irvin tried to renew his promoter’s license in California he was told that he had to show where his money was coming from. Hell, everybody knew whom he was getting the money from. He was denied. I know that Smith also promoted in Indonesia at one time or other. We were offered fights in Indonesia which I turned down.
At the time they promoted my son Tony’s fights in Arizona, Irvin with Jimmy Montoya’s help would get the cards ready, they both would do what was needed to be done in putting a show together. Smith would show up the day of the fights with a suitcase full of cash to pay the fighters. Always paid in cash