Tuesday ~ March 12, 1974
Metropolitan Gym ~ Tokyo, Japan
USA California State Heavyweight Championship
* Howard 'Kayo' Smith
* 'Irish' Tony Doyle
Yes, this did happen.
The California State Athletic Commission approved and sanctioned this bout.
Howard 'Kayo' Smith had won the title back on June 8, 1973 - when he defeated
'Giant' Jack O'Halloran over 12-Rounds in San Diego, California.
Unable to get a decent money bout, Howard Smth accepted a $3000 Fight Purse to
defend his California State Championhip in Tokyo, Japan.
Howard was based out of San Diego, California.
In a more absurd angle, his opponent, the veteran 'Irish' Tony Doyle, was based
out of Salt Lake City, Utah.