Smith to meet Martinez May 9

CHESTER, PA (APRIL 22, 2014)--On Friday, May 9, Anthony Caputo Smith will take on Pedro Martinez in a scheduled 10-round bout that will be for the Pennsylvania State Heavyweight title.


The card is promoted by Joey Eye Boxing Promotions.


Smith of Kennett Square, PA has a record of 15-2 with 10 knockouts and is a 2-time state title holder in both the Light Heavyweight and Cruiserweight divisions.


He won the Light Heavyweight title with a 10-round majority decision over Dhafir Smith.  After being stopped by undefeated Seanie Monaghan on the Timothy Bradley - Juan Manuel Marquez Pay Per View card in Las Vegas, Caputo Smith came back to win the Pennsylvania Cruiserweight title with a 10-round split decision win over Tony Ferrante on January 31 at Harrahs Philadelphia.


Martinez of Philadelphia has a record of 7-7 with 3 knockouts, has quality wins over previously undefeated Reshawn Scott (1-0) and Elvin Sanchez (4-1).  Martinez is coming off a 6-round unanimous decision over Ferrante on March 21 at Harrahs Philadelphia. 


Ferrante of Philadelphia will take part in the 6-round co-feature when he takes on Brian Donahue in a battle of Philadelphia based Cruiserweights.


Ferrante of Philadelphia has a record of 12-6 with 7 knockouts will be looking to get back in the win column against the hard nosed Donahue who has a deceiving record of 2-8-2 with many of those losses being of the controversial variety.


In for round bouts:


Featherweight Roberto Irizarry (1-0-1) of New Jersey, Jr. Middleweight Anthony Prescott (3-3-1, 1 KO) of Cherry Hill, NJ, Featherweight Antonio Dubose (4-0, 2 KO's) of Philadelphia and Heavyweight Patrick O'Çonner (2-0) will see action against opponents to be named.


John Mercurio (6-0, 4 KO's) of Philadelphia will take on Aaron Bratton (1-2) of Baltimore, MD in a four round Heavyweight bout.


Tickets are now on sale for $100 (VIP); $75 (Ringside) and $50 (General Admission) and can be purchased at the Harrahs Philadelphia Gift Shop; By calling Joey Eye (267-304-9399); David Feldman (610-291-0806); 800-480-8020 or on


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