Oakland Billy Smith
Name: Oakland Billy Smith
Birthplace: Oakland, California, USA
Hometown: Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Height: 6′ 0″ / 183cm
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Oakland Billy Smith (also known as 'Boardwalk Billy') beat future light heavyweight champion Harold Johnson by KO 2 in 1954. He also registered a first round KO of Billy Noble in the walk-out fight for Rocky Marciano vs. Jersey Joe Walcott (2nd meeting). And Smith fought to a twelve-round draw with future light heavyweight champion Archie Moore in 1946 (was 0-3-1 versus Moore overall).
- Manager was Sheriff Jerry Gormley of Atlantic City.
- Retired from the ring in 1955.
- Worked as a Deputy Sheriff with the Atlantic County New Jersey Sheriff's Department.
- A devout Presbyterian.