This Saturday night at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center, rising heavyweight contender Joey “The Tank” Dawejko (16-4-2, 9 KO’s) will be back in action when he takes on Ytalo Perea in a scheduled 8-round bout that will be part of the non-televised card before a stacked SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION® event.
Dawejko vs Perea will be streamed Live on GFL.TV beginning at 6:45 ET. Dawejko is happy to be fighting near his Philadelphia, PA but the 25 year-old and his Club 1957 Management of Mark Cipparone believe that Dawejko will soon have another opportunity in front of the television cameras.
In his last bout, which was televised on ShoBox, on August 28th 2015, Dawejko annihilated Natu Visinia in just 75 seconds . In fact Dawejko, in his last 7outings has destroyed 6 of his last opponents each ending brutally in 1st round KO’s.
“I know that it won’t be long before Joey has a high profile fight. He has been entirely focused on his boxing career and training in Los Angeles with Buddy McGirt,”said Dawejko’s manager Mark Cipparone of Club 1957 Management. “Joey has made dramatic improvements in every aspect and is now truly ready for the top opposition. Not only does Joey have the most exciting thing fans want to see, “KO Power & dynamite in both hands”, but he also has an elite boxing IQ and when combined with his quick movement it is easy to see why ‘The Tank’ is such a problem in the division.”
“We fortunately have been in negotiations with several top promoters in the business after the ShoBox win, but right now Joey is a promotion free agent. Too many promoters have been challenged in this business of boxing when it comes to getting the job done, with even their top prospects, so as a manager who wants great things for his fighters it becomes a complicated task for all parties to agree.”
“Here is what I know, Joey is a very explosive and talented fighter and to say that he is marketable is an understatement. In a nutshell his brand has a value and there is no doubt that very soon one of those top promoters will step in and equal his value with an acceptable promotional agreement. Until then “The Tank” will keep racking up points with every fight that no doubt will continue to increase his marketability in every measure.. Remember he is only 25 and in the Heavy Weight division he is still a baby! “
“I have no doubt in my mind that I am one of the top Heavyweights in the division and hopefully after Saturday I will get that fight that will put me in position for a major fight,” said Dawejko. “Honestly I see these guys that I can easily beat ranked above me and somehow getting opportunities, but that only motivates me even more.”
“This fight here is the most important fight of my life and I know it. A lot of eyes will be at the Sands. In fact every fight I have from now on is the most important fight of my life. I have made way too many sacrifices to be where and I am not playing around with anyone! I will get the job done, the fans will love me and I will continue to give everything I have until I am World Champ! “