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New headliners for Harrah's Philly card

Cruiserweights Brian Donahue and Dhafir Smith will step into the slot vacated by a fighting-weight dispute.

AFTER THE originally scheduled main event between Anthony Caputo Smith and Pedro Martinez fell through over a dispute over fighting weight, two other Philadelphia-area boxers will headline tonight's card at Harrah's Philadelphia.

Brian Donahue (2-8-2), of Philadelphia, and Upper Darby's Dhafir Smith (26-24-7, 4 knockouts) will fight in a six-round cruiserweight match on a five-bout card promoted by Joey Eye Boxing Promotions. The event is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. with Donahue-Smith expected to sart at about 10 p.m.

Each of the four undercards is a four-rounder. Included is Philadelphia featherweight prospect Antonio Dubose (4-0), who is slated to fight Darby's William Harris (0-2).

The original fight between Caputo Smith (15-2, 10 KOs), of Kennett Square, and Martinez (7-7, 3 KOs), of Philadelphia, was to be for the Pennsylvania state heavyweight title. But arguments over fighting weight between the boxers' camps arose at last Friday's press conference and the bout fell apart on Monday.

A co-main event was scheduled between Donahue and Philadelphia's Anthony Ferrante, but Ferrante pulled out last week.