This Friday Anthony Caputo Smith (13-1, 10 KOs) of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania has a big opportunity to advance his career when he takes on Dhafir Smith for the Pennsylvania State light heavyweight title at Harrah’s Philadelphia. That bout will headline a nine bout card that is promoted by Joey Eye Boxing Promotions and David Feldman.
The twenty-seven year old sees this not only a chance to capture his first belt but a gateway to the future. “I want to win this title because it will open up great opportunities for me,” said Caputo Smith.
But he will have to do it against the battle tested Dhafir Smith (26-23-7, 4 KOs), a fighter who has been in with everyone and has a win over former world champion Jeff Lacy.
“Dhafir is a great fighter and it should be a heck of a fight,” said Caputo Smith. “I have seen him fight on YouTube and I am ready for the fight. I am prepared to put on a good show and get the win”
Despite having a modest 9-5 amateur career, it has been his never quit attitude has propelled to the 13-1 professional mark.
Smith owns a business called Caputo and Guest Mushrooms which grows and sells Mushrooms.
Caputo Smith vs. Dhafir Smith is the main event of the evening.
In an eight round jr. middleweight bout, DeCarlo Perez (9-2-1, 3 KOs) of Atlantic City takes on Julius Kennedy (7-4-1, 3 KOs) of Windsor Mill, MD.
In a six round lightweight bout, Victor Vasquez (16-7-1, 7 KOs) of Philadelphia takes on an opponent to be named.
Julio DeJesus (7-3-3, 4 KOs) of Chester, PA battles Ariel Duran (7-3-1, 4 KOs) of New York in a six round jr. welterweight bout.
Javontae Starks (6-0, 5 KOs) of Minneapolis, MN takes on an opponent to be named in a six round jr. middleweight bout.
Alex Barbosa (4-1-1, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will box Jose Del Valle (0-1-2) of Corozal, Puerto Rico in a four round super bantamweight tilt.
Super bantamweight Arthur Parker (1-8-1, 1 KO ) of Lancaster, PA takes on debuting Drew Aguillar of Philadelphia in a four round contest.
Welterweight Anthony Prescott (1-1-1, 1 KO) of Cherry Hill, NJ takes on an opponent to be named in a four round bout.
In a battle of pro debuting lightweights, amateur standout Damon Allen takes on Joseph Ahaamid.
Tickets are $85 (VIP); $70 (Ringside) or $50 (General Admission) and are available at the Harrah’s Philadelphia Gift Shop (800.480.8020) or at www.WebTix.net (800-480-8020).