Tonight at Harrahs Philadelphia, Cruiserweight contender Tony Ferrante will be looking to take out over one years worth of frustration on Anthony Caputo Smith when the two meet for the Pennsylvania state Cruiserweight title that will headline a 7 bout card promoted by Joey Eye Boxing Promotions.
Ferrante of Northeast Philadelphia thought he had the biggest win of his career last January 19th at the Theater at Madison Square Garden when he brutally knocked out undefeated Isa Akberbayev in the final round of their bout.
Later, Ferrante tested positive for a banned substance. Something he still denies to this day and even fought that matter in court.
But tonight will mark a new begging for Ferrante, who has a record of 12-4 with 7 knockouts.
"Training went great and I can't wait to be back in there.", Said Ferrante.
"He (Caputo Smith) doesn't belong in the rong with me and after my last fight I am confident. He really is not a Cruiserweight. He is just a guy who can not make 175 anymore."
Ferrante believes he has something to prove after the events of the last year.
"This is absoloutly redemption. Everyone knows I got railroaded in New York. All New York said that it was impossible for me to go from 175 pounds to 200. Everyone knows that is my natural weight. The bottom line is the other guy had a ton of money behind him and in this business, it's all about the money."
That was then and now Ferrante looks forward to the showdown with Caputo Smith.
This will definitely be a knockout. I trained hard for this fight and I don't see him being able to stay with me for more than a couple rounds."
Ferrante - Smith will headline the 7 bout card that will also feature:
Naim Nelson (10-0, 1 KO's) battling Christian Steele (4-7-2, 2 KO's) in an 8 round Lightweight bout.
Tevin Farmer (14-4-1, 3 KO's) takes on Noel Echevarria (11-1, 6 KO's) in an 8 round Featherweight bout.
In six round bouts:
Jarrell Miller (7-0-1, 7 KO's) will fight Jon Hill (6-4, 5 KO's) in a Heavyweight bout.
Ievgen Khytrov (1-0, 1 KO) will square off with Roman Barber (4-6, 3 KO's) in a Middleweight affair.
four round bouts:
Anthony Prescott (2-2-1, 1 KO) will fight Jovan Sosa (1-0) in a welterweight tussle.
Robert Irizarry (0-0-1) will box Arthur Parker (1-9-1, 1 KO) In a Featherweight 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 http://www.webtix.net/