Joey Dawejko remains undefeated

Joey Dawejko remains undefeated as a pro, with two wins, including his most recent win Friday, Feb. 5, at The Blue Horizon in North Philadelphia. (More photos below.)

Dawejko's strong right is targeted just under Johnson's heart.
(Dawejko's strong right is targeted just under Johnson's heart.)

Dawejko, a junior heavyweight champion before turning pro last September, easily bested Ricardo Johnson in 47 seconds of the first round of what was to have been a four-round bout. A soft-spoken gentleman, Dawejko is not soft with his punches. If he has a jab, he didn’t show it, choosing instead to rely on punishing body shots with both his right and his left to put Johnson down on his knee.

Joey gives a two glove victory salute to his fans in the balcony.
(Joey gives a two glove victory salute to his fans in the balcony.)

A Northeast native, “Joltin’ Joey D” trains at Costello’s Gym in Tacony under Haseem Rahman and Steve Nelson. The 19-year-old became the youngest gold medalist in the US Olympic Eastern Trials when he was just 16.

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