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Joey Dawejko remains undefeated

  • Joey Dawejko doubles over his opponent Ricardo Johnson with solid body shots.


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, 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.


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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    Neighborhoods: Tacony
    Organizations: Blue Horizon
    Photo Credit: Joey Dawejko doubles over his opponent Ricardo Johnson with solid body shots.

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