Note--Anthony “Lights-Out” Smith was to have made his pro-boxing debut on May 25th in Ontario, California. However, as the world of professional prize-fighting is often susceptible to change, especially at the club show and small event level, that bout was scratched. But Team Lights Out scrambled and now, Anthony Smith Jr makes his pro-debut tomorrow night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, on the undercard of Zahir Raheem versus Justin Juuko.
Check out our interview with Anthony Smith, below…
Professional Prize-Fighting, meet Anthony “Lights-Out” Smith
By Alex Pierpaoli
On Saturday night in Ontario, CA, 20 year old Anthony Smith makes his prizefighting debut as a featherweight on a card promoted by All Star Boxing.
At just 20 years old, the bold fighter hopes Saturday night’s four-round bout will be the start of a busy first year as a pro.
“I’m looking to fight every month,” Smith said. “That’s at the least.”
That might sound like a rather ambitious schedule and perhaps too rigorous for such a young man, but discipline and sacrifice are not pie-in-the-sky attributes for Anthony Smith, he’s grown up around a solid and serious work ethic.
“My dad was a Marine for 21 years. His name’s Anthony Smith. I’m a junior…He worked at the military school in Battle Creek, Michigan. There was a young marine program in Battle Creek and I got up to a lance corporal…so I know what it takes to be a Marine.”
And what sort of fighter will fans see when they show up at the Citizens Business Bank Arena to watch this Marine’s son?
“Unpredictable,” said Smith, in describing his style. “I’m a boxer-puncher.”