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 a card 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