Philly’s Dawejko makes quick return to ring, faces hard-hitting Visinia


Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) Philly’s Joey Dawejko barely broke a sweat his last time in the ring, but his next scheduled fight looks to be much more competitive as he faces hard-hitting Natu Visinia in an eight-round heavyweight affair at The D Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV, Friday August 28th.

Dawejko (15-4-2, 8ko’s) needed just :31 seconds to dispose of an overmatched Robert Dunton, which was clearly a bout to keep the 25-year-old active. But more importantly, the fight helped Dawejko rebound from an unanimous decision loss to Amir Mansour back in May. That ten-round affair was for the vacant USA Pennsylvania State Heavyweight title.

Dunton (11-15-1, 6ko’s) had dropped nine of his last 11 prior to stepping in the ring against Dawejko, who attacked him from the get go. Dawejko quickly went to the body and mixed in some nice power shots. He then saw an opening and stepped in and delivered a vicious right uppercut that ended the bout.

Dunton got up but referee Earl Brown decided the native of Wilmington, Delaware had taken enough shots as he stopped the action just :31 seconds into the first stanza.

The 30-year-old Visinia (11-1, 9ko’s) rebounded from his first career loss, when he ambushed a much weaker and less experienced opponent in Joshua Clark (2-2-2) scoring fourth-round KO win in May.

Visinia’s lone loss of his career came against another Philly boxer in Steve “USS” Cunningham last October. Visinia floored Cunningham in the fifth round, but took a ton of punches before his corner stopped the bout after the seventh round.



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This article has 2 Comments

  1. Joey is a soft fighter, why this kid gets so hyped in Philly it is amazing. He is with Peltz, who has not been relevant in boxing for years, living off a name from 20 years ago. I hope this kid gets knocked out by Natu inside of two rounds.

  2. Chico, Joey fought Mansour and hung in there, Natu fought Cunningham and got stopped. But he is a good test for Joey, why so much hating on the Philly kid.

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