Heavyweight Joey Dawejko back on track after first round knockout
This past Saturday night, popular heavyweight Joey Dawejko knocked out Joe Jones in the opening round of their scheduled eight-round heavyweight bout at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.
The bout headlined a card promoted by RDR Promotions.
Dawejko was dominant in dropping Jones twice, with the final punch coming from a big left hook, and the fight was halted at 2:50.
Dawejko of Philadelphia improved his record to 21-8-4 with 12 knockouts. Jones falls to 11-4.
In the co-feature, surging lightweight Nahir Albright notched his third consecutive stoppage victory by stopping Dante Cox in round three of their scheduled six-round bout.
Albright dropped Cox twice in round two, and finished him off at 2:13 of the third frame.
Albright of Sicklerville, NJ is now 11-1 with five knockouts. Cox of Glen Burnie, MD is 6-2.
Former National Golden Gloves champion Mike Hilton shrugged off a knockdown to win a six-round unanimous decision over Twon Smith in a cruiserweight fight.
Smith put Hilton down for a flash knockdown in round three from a left. That was sandwiched around Hilton outboxing Smith, and Hilton took all three cards by 58-55 scores.
Hilton of Trenton, NJ is 11-0. Smith falls to 3-5.
Afunwa King scored a mild upset by taking a six-round majority decision over previously undefeated Benny Sinakin in a light heavyweight bout.
King took two cards by 58-56 tallies, while a third card read even at 57-57.
King is now 3-1. Sinakin of Philadelphia is 6-1.
Matthew Gonzalez of Brooklyn, New York remained undefeated by taking out Luis Eduardo Florez in round five of a scheduled six-round junior welterweight bout.
The time of the stoppage was 2:13 for Gonzalez, who is now 12-0 with eight knockouts. Florez is now 25-19.
Rasheen Brown stopped late-replacement Christopher Nelson in round three of their four-round featherweight fight.
Brown dominated with body shots, and the fight was stopped at 1:50 of round three. A West Philadelphia native, Brown is 7-0 with four knockouts. Nelson is 3-18.
Tahmir Smalls remained undefeated by winning a four-round unanimous decision over Andres Abarca in a welterweight bout.
Scores were 40-34 twice and 39-35 for Smalls, who is now 3-0. Abarca,is 2-4.
Jahdon Ervin made a successful pro debut by taking a four-round unanimous decision over Kareem Gladney in a middleweight fight.
Ervin of St. Clair, PA is 1-0. Gladney is 0-4.
A limited number of seats were available due to Covid restrictions, and were filled to that limited capacity. The fights were streamed worldwide on BXNGTV.com