Wiley Spivey

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Wiley Spivey was a boxing promoter on the West coast of the United States. According to the Nov. 4, 1948 Tacoma News Tribune (TNT), Spivey, recently of Vancouver, Washington, was a veteran manager and matchmaker. (It is believed he was a former boxer from Iowa.)

He had promoted shows in the 1930s at the Bachelors Club in Portland, OR. During the mid-to-late 1930s he was a boxing promoter in Watsonville, California; while also promoting occasional shows in nearby towns like Salinas and Santa Cruz. His inaugural Tacoma show was held Nov. 5, 1948. He had taken over the Tacoma promoting license from Raleigh Sligar, who had relinquished the permit "due to press of other business." Nov. 4 TNT. Spivey conducted only a handful of Tacoma shows before Joe Waterman returned to the city to become the matchmaker of shows for Sligar, who resumed promoting duties by early 1949.

Spivey's promotion record (considered incomplete)