The sensation of Little Rock and the surrounding area in the early 1920s was
middleweight Charles Rentrop, who based his operations from there and built a
sizable winning streak in 1922.
Leslie Wolfe was an enterprising promoter in Little Rock in the 1930s and '40s, and
handled both boxing and wrestling. In May 1939, he was "still trying to persuade
Rayburn Medlock, boxing instructor at the YMCA to turn professional," according to
Ben Epstein's column (Gazette Sport Gazing) in the May 2, 1939 edition of the
Arkansas Gazette. He wanted Medlock to appear on the undercard of his upcoming
show featuring Montgomery and Bob Sikes of Pine Bluff.
Research by Tim Hornbaker
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