Popular heavyweight Joey Dawejko stopped Mike
Marshall in round four of their scheduled six-round bout at The
Xcite Center inside Parx Casino. The eight-bout card was promoted by
Joe Hand Promotions. In round two, Dawejko uncorked a wicked left
hook that hit Marshall square in the right side of his head, and he
fell on his back. Dawejko landed hard body shots with both hands.
Then, just after the 10-second clap in round four, Dawejko landed
another quick and powerful left hook that sent Marshall down for a
second time. Marshall struggled to his feet and the referee Eric
Dali waved the fight off at the 3:00 mark. Dawejko, 261.7 lbs., of
Philadelphia, improved his record to 22-10-4, with 13 knockouts.
Marshall, 251.7 lbs., of Danbury, CT, slipped to 6-4-1, 4 KOs.
BUTT BEATS LUCKEY
Daiyaan Butt won a six-round unanimous decision over Tyrone Luckey
in a super lightweight bout. In a competitive fight, Butt controlled
the action with activity, but Luckey kept Butt honest by landing an
occasional power shot. In round five, Luckey began to bleed from his
nose. Philadelphia’s Butt, 141.5 lbs., won by scores of 60-54 twice
and 58-56 and is now 11-2, 5 KOs. Luckey, Galloway, NJ, 140.2 lbs.,
is 15-18-4, 11 KOs.
MORALES TOP BURGOS
Nelson Morales won a five-round technical split decision over
Christopher Burgos in a super lightweight. The bout was stopped at
2:45 of round five as Burgos was unable to continue due to a cut
caused by an accidental head butt. Morales, Scranton, PA, 140.9
lbs., is 3-1. Philadelphian Burgos, 142 lbs., is 3-6-2, 1 KO.
ALBOROV AND O’CALLAGHAN DRAW
Soslan Alborov and Brendan O’Callaghan battled to a spirited
four-round majority draw in a middleweight fight. Scores were 40-36
for O’Callaghan and 38-38 twice. O’Callaghan, Philadelphia, 155.4
lbs., is 3-1-1, 1 KO. Alborov, Philadelphia, 154.5 lbs., is 0-1-1.
MILLS BLANKS MARRERO
Bryce Mills won a four-round unanimous decision over Carlos Marrero
in a super lightweight bout. Mills, Syracuse, NY, 142 lbs., won by
scores of 40-36 on all three cards and is now 9-1, 4 KOs. Marrero,
Bridgeport, PA, 142 lbs., is 3-8.
ZWICHAROWSKI DEBUTS WITH TKO
Tyler Zwicharowski made a successful pro debut by stopping Andre
Hinmon in round three of their four-round middleweight contest. In
round three, Zwicharowski battered Hinmon all over the ring until he
put him down with a right hand. When the fight resumed, Zwicharowski
was all over Hinmon which forced referee Shawn Clark to stop the
bout at 1:18 of the third. Philly’s Zwicharowski, 162.5 lbs., is 1-0
with 1 KO. Hinmon, Philadelphia, 166 lbs., is 0-2.
GANTT STOPS ARAKAWA IN DEBUT
In a battle of pro debuting super featherweights, Devin
Gantt stopped Tajiro Arakawa in round three of their four-round
bout. In the third, Gantt hurt Arakawa with a combination and
dropped him face-first with a hard left hand. Referee Eric Dali
waved it off at 44 seconds of round three. Gantt, Sicklerville, NJ,
126.3 lbs., is 1-0, 1 KO. New Yorker Arakawa, 128.7 lbs. is 0-1.
STILL DECISIONS VANN
Everlon Still won a four round unanimous decision over Derrick Vann
in a super middleweight bout. Still, Voorhees, NJ, 169.5 lbs., won
by scores of 40-36 and 39-37 twice and is now 2-2, 1 KO. Vann,
Philadelphia, 166.5 lbs., is 2-5.
Dawejko and Joe Hand Promotions returns to Parx
Casino on October 7.