Ed "KO" Smith
Ed "KO" Smith was a heavyweight whose hometown
was Neodesha, Kansas. He fought the famous Harry Greb and Young Stribling.
One of his fights took place in Madison Square Garden. He married Bertha
Smith and had four children (three daughters and one son). One of the daughters
names was Nadine. He and his wife eventually divorced and in later years
he lived around Joplin Missouri, and the Treese Kansas area. During his
senior years he was the Sherrif of Treese, Kansas.
According to a Knotts Berry Farm boxing display, Smith
had 112 proffesional fights including 98 wins (88 by knockout), with 14
Tale Of The Tape
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Two of the photos above and the bio information
were supplied by Sue Parnell, the grandaughter of Ed KO Smith.
Further information was supplied by Rick White. Ed was Rick's grandfather on his mother's side.
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