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Jack McCaffery is the lead sports columnist for the Daily Times and He has spent several decades covering everything from the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers, to college hoops, to high school sports in Delco.

Monday, May 7, 2012


From the promoters:


Vasquez back in the win column plus Crawley, Barbosa & Mercurio stay undefeated
CHESTER, PA (May 7, 2012)—This past Friday night at Harrahs in Chester Dhafir Smith boxed his to a ten round unanimous decision and in the process captured the Pennsylvania State Light Heavyweight title.
That fight was the main event of promoted by Joey Eye Boxing Promotions and David Feldman.
Smith used his guile and experience to time the hard charging Ferrante and used a solid job to put another notch on his belt.
Smith, who has fought everybody in the Super Middleweight and Light Heavyweight divisions and holds a win over IBF Super Middleweight champion Jeff Lacy, won by scores of 99-91, 98-92 and 97-93.
In the six round Lightweight co-feature, Victor Vasquez got back in the win column with a unanimous decision over Paul Fernandez in a rematch.
Vasquez dropped Fernandez in the first and again in the fifth and cruised to victory by scores of 60-52 on all cards.
In another rematch, John Mercurio made it two for two against William Miranda as he became the first man to stop Miranda by scoring the TKO at fifty-nine seconds of the fourth and final scheduled round of their Heavyweight bout.
Brian Donahue and Taneal Goyco fought to a four round spirited draw featuring two Philadelphia based fighters.
Alex Barbosa got more than he bargained for but came away with a four round majority decision over Jonathan Ocassio in a Super Bantamweight bout.
In the opening bout, Tyrone Crawley Jr. remained undefeated with a four round unanimous decision over thirteen fight veteran Luis Antonio Lopez in a Welterweight bout.
10 ROUNDS-PA STATE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT—Dhafir Smith (26-22-7) 175 lbs of Upper Darby, PA U DEC over Tony Ferrante (12-4) 176 lbs of Philadelphia, PA…scores were 99-91; 98-92 and 97-93
6 ROUNDS—LIGHTWEIGHTS—Victor Vasquez (15-6-1) 135 ½ lbs of Philadelphia, PA U DEC over Paul Fernandez (5-5-2) 135 lbs of Philadelphia, PA..Scores were 60-52 on all cards
4 ROUNDS—HEAVYWEIGHTS—John Mercurio (5-0, 4 KO’s) 237 lbs of Philadelphia, PA TKO 4 (:59) over William Miranda (5-5-1) 238 lbs of Allentown, PA
4 ROUNDS—LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS—Taneal Goyco (4-3-1) 182 ½ lbs of Philadelphia MAJ DRAW with Brian Donahue (2-2-1) 177 lbs of Philadelphia, PA…Scores were 39-37 for Donahue..38-38…38-38
4 ROUNDS—SUPER BANTAMWEIGHTS—Alex Barbosa (3-0) 124 lbs of Philadelphia, PA MAJ DEC over Jonathan Ocassio (0-9)..Scores were 40-36; 39-37 and 38-38
4 ROUNDS—WELTERWEIGHTS—Tyrone Crawley Jr. (2-0) 141 lbs of Philadelphia, PA U DEC over Luis Antonio Lopez (2-11-1) 140 lbs of Union City, NJ…Scores were 40-36..40-35 and 40-35



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