By Coach “K”
(February 25th) Friday March 30th Mastic, Shirley Long Island’s power punching light heavyweight Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith makes his second ring appearance after having his jaw shattered August 2010 on the undercard of Jimmy Burchfield’s CES Boxing’s “ALL IN” card at Foxwoods Resort and Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut.
Back in August 2010, Smith perfect at the time 6-0, 6Ko’s had his jaw shattered by a freak punch by Eddie “Thunder” Caminero early in the second round. The rugged two time New York Gold Glove winner in apparent pain continued to fight on finally retiring unable to bear the pain while ahead on the judges scorecards. Smith was later diagnosed with a shattered jaw requiring surgery and metal plates.
After months of out of the gym and a special diet recovering from the surgery “The Irish Bomber” in his first bout returned to the scene of the crime and his heavy handed ways stopping Adrian, Michigan’s Santos Martinez in two rounds last July.
Smith, 7-1, 7Ko’s trained by the “Fighting” Capobianco’s Gerry and Phil with the assistance of distinguished “Contender” trainer Tommy Gallagher has been in the gym training doing some recent sparring with unbeaten “Irish” star Seanie Monaghan helping him prepare for his St Paddy’s Day fight on the undercard of Martinez / Macklin at Madison Square Garden.
Smith looking to put the freak shot behind him plans a belated St. Patrick’s Day going “ALL IN” March 30th taking on an opponent yet to be named.
CES Boxing’s “ALL IN” to be broadcast live on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights headlines Philadelphia’s “Hammerin Hank” Henry Lundy, 21-1-1, 11Ko’s in a ten round NABF Lightweight Title fight versus Saint Louis, Missouri’s Dannie Williams 21-1, 17Ko’s and New Haven, Connecticut middleweight Elvin Ayala 24-5-1, 11Ko’s defending his WBC USNBC title in a ten rounder against Orlando, Florida’s Hector “Macho” Camacho Jr. 53-4-1, 28Ko’s.
Also scheduled for action in off tv bouts are: Providence, Rhode Island female featherweight Shelito Vincent, 1-0 taking on Mystic, Connecticut’s Karen Dulin, 2-10, 1Ko, Shelton, Connecticut super middleweight Nicholas Lavin, 2-2, 2Ko’s facing Jacksonville, Florida’s Steven Chadwick 0-3 and Philadelphia super featherweight Frank Trader 8-0, 2Ko’s, New Haven, Connecticut welterweight Edwin Soto 7-0-2, 3Ko’s, New Haven, Connecticut super bantamweight Josh Crespo 0-1-1, New Haven, Connecticut welterweight Christian Lao 3-1, 1Ko and Rosedale, New York southpaw super middleweight Ronson Frank 16-0, 8Ko’s in separate bouts against opponents not yet named.
Tickets for “All In” at Foxwoods Resort and Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut are $40.00, $65.00, and $125.00 (VIP ringside) and can be purchased by calling CES at 401.724.2253/2254, or the Foxwoods box office at 800.200.2882, online at www.cesboxing.com or www.foxwoods.com. Doors open 6 p.m. with the first bout scheduled for 7pm.
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