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Garrett Wilson wins the State Cruiserweight title with a knockout at Valley Forge Casino

June 20, 2015 marked the last day of the Spring season and the City of Philadelphia was offering great entertainment all across town. On the Northwest end, one had the option of spending the day at the Manayunk Arts Festival which shut down a two-mile stretch of Main street, replacing traffic with food trucks and art exhibits. Drive a little bit further up the road and one would have run into the Gorgas Park Solstice Festival hosted by my friends at the Roxborough Development Corporation. In South Philly, the Point Breeze pop-up carried on for another weekend just off of 22nd & Tasker while over in West Philly, Clark Park was throwing a party with free live local music.

On the East side of town, a big crowd was expected along the Delaware River with Spruce Street Harbor Park in full swing showcasing a Visit Philly beer garden and one of my guiltiest pleasures, Third Eye Blind, performing two blocks away at Festival Pier for an outdoor waterfront concert.

Even with all of these choices at my disposal, there was no doubt in my mind on how I was spending my Saturday night. I was taking the ride up I-76 West for a night of local boxing with the possibility of some light gambling and poolside beach drinks at the areas hottest new casino resort in Valley Forge. Now that the event is over, I can say that it was well worth the trip.

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Contest! Send your predictions on Wilson vs. Caputo Smith for a chance to win this collectors edition “Bring it Home for Jerome” tape

Contest Time – Pick the winner of tonight’s PA State Cruiserweight title bout between Anthony Caputo Smith and Garrett Wilson GQ for a chance to win this collectors edition “Bring it Home for Jerome” tape. 23 years ago this week Philadelphia Eagles rising star Jerome Brown suddenly died in a tragic car accident. His teammates used the passing as motivation – recording this Philly classic in honor of their fallen friend.

To win this limited edition cassette, choose the winner of the bout and include a round if you are going knockout or a scorecard if you pick decision. Your score can match any of the three judges official tallies. Enjoy the fights – this one is likely to require smelling salts! — with Rodney Rice, MyTime King, Garrett Wilson GQ, Marshall Kauffman, Anthony Caputo Smith, Joey Eye and Jerome Brown.

Bring Home Jerome by picking the winner of the Wilson - Caputo Smith fight.
Bring Home Jerome by picking the winner of the Wilson – Caputo Smith fight.

Garrett Wilson vs. Anthony Caputo Smith for the State Cruiserweight Title on June 20, 2015 in Valley Forge

On June 20, 2015 – boxing returns to the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia with the areas premier casino resort featuring a main event that is a true pick ’em fight. The 10 round feature attraction will pit two “hungry for a win” local boxers against each other. The man who leaves victorious will be crowned the Pennsylvania State Cruiserweight champion.

gq-capThere have been many parallels in the careers of Philadelphia’s Garrett Wilson (13-9-1, 7 ko’s) and Anthony Caputo Smith (15-4, 10 ko’s) of Kennet Square. Both fighters have a solid local following. Both have scored quality upset victories early in their careers. Both have spent the past two years on the road, accepting assignments which led them everywhere from Romania, to Madison Square Garden to the MGM Grande in Las Vegas. Both have tested the deep waters of the sport against competition that borders on the world-class level. Both came up short when the odds were heavily stacked against them.

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