Tommy Carter

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Name: Tommy Carter
Hometown: El Paso, Texas, USA
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Tommy Carter, originally a boxer himself out of El Paso, Texas, became a boxing promoter in Yakima, WA, USA, between December 1930 and the spring of 1932. During this time he promoted most of the early bouts of top Yakima boxer Henry Woods, who would go on to fight for the World Light Welterweight Title. It is not known why he quit promoting in Yakima during the spring of 1932. It's possible that he may have quit due to the fact that Woods had outgrown Yakima, and had begun to appear in Seattle and Tacoma. Yakima had little talent, other than Woods, to showcase at the time.

In early 1931, Carter fought former Yakima promoter Joe Gorman in a grudge fight that he promoted in Yakima. Gorman would win a six round decision, though Carter would continue on as a promoter. Carter was reported in Yakima papers as being a former Pacific Coast Lightweight title claimant. He had previously fought in the Northwest, though it is uncertain which Tommy Carter he really was, since there were at least two active on the West Coast at the time.

Carter was also Henry Woods's out-of-town manager when Woods made his initial appearances in Seattle and Tacoma in 1931 and 1932.