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HARRY F. SMITH

Joined the Air Force on July 9, 1952 and served 4 years. Turned Professional in 1956 with Cus D'Amato as his manager and retired with a 9-2 record. Sparred with Joe Brown and Orlando Zulaueta, both lightweight champions and with Davey Moore the featherweight champion. Appointed as the first African-American referee in New York State in 1984 by former New York State Althletic Commissioner Jose Torres.

  • 1953 Air Force Champion (Sampson Air Base, New York)

  • 1954 Air Force Champion (Sampson Air Base, New York)

  • 1955 Air Force Champion (Sampson Air Base, New York)

  • 1956 Air Force Champion (Sampson Air Base, New York)

  • 4-time Inter-Service Champion Golden Gloves Champion (New York)

  • Golden Gloves Champion (Chicago)

  • Golden Gloves Champion (Boston)

  • Golden Gloves Champion (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

  • East - West Intercity Golden Gloves (N.Y.-Chicago)

  • 1956 Pan American Games Trials (Mexico)

  • Represented U.S. in Pan American Games (Mexico City)

  • Represented U.S. in Argentina & Chile (A.A.U.)

  • Represented U.S. in London, Scotland, & Ireland (C.C.G.)

  • 1956 Olympics (Melbourne, Australia)

  • 1994 USAF Veterans Boxers Association Hall of Fame

  • 1995 USAF Hall of Fame

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