PHILLY BOXING HISTORY - September 15, 2023
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Press Release by Marc Abrams
Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr.


For the second time in four months, Joey Dawejko won a unanimous decision over Colby Madison in a heavyweight bout a Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia. The eight-round win garnered Dawejko the WBC U.S. Heavyweight title and headlined an eight-bout card that was promoted by King's Promotions.

Dawejko dominated the action by landing quick power shots that kept Madison at bay. Dawejko's shots had Madison thinking twice about trying to attack. in round eight, Dawejko scored two knockdowns to sew up the victory.

Dawejko, of Philadelphia, won by scores of 80-70 (Dewey LaRosa), 79-71 (Anthony Lundy) and 78-72 (Marc Werlinsky) and is now 26-10-4, 14 KOs. Madison, of Baltimore, is 11-6-2, 7 KOs. The referee was Eric Dali. The fight was a rematch of a May 2nd fight which Dawejko also won by unanimous six-round decision at the same venue.

Quadir Albright dropped Demarcus Layton twice en-route to an 82 second stoppage in a six-round welterweight bout. Albright, of Philadelphia, is 9-1 with nine knockouts. Layton, of Little Rock, Arkansas is 9-6-1, 6 KOs. The referee was Harvey Dock.


Dewayne Williams scored a mild upset as he stopped Brendan O'Callaghan in round two of their six-round middleweight bout. The time of the stoppage was 42 seconds. Williams, of Philadelphia, is now 4-7-1 with four knockouts. O'Callaghan of Philadelphia is 5-3-1, 2 KOs. The referee was Eric Dali.


Jackie McTamney made a successful pro debut with a fourth and final round stoppage over Brittany Dukes in a featherweight bout. The time of the stoppage was 59 seconds of the final frame for the Philadelphia native McTamney who is 1-0 with one knockout. Dukes of Kansas City is 0-5-1. The referee was Harvey Dock.

Tevon Watson dropped Tyler Zwicharowski three times (once in the first and twice in the second), and that was the difference in their four-round middleweight bout. Watson, of Fort Worth, Texas took the unanimous decision by scores of 38-35 on all cards (Dewey LaRosa, Anthony Lundy & Marc Werlinsky) to go to 1-0. Zwicharowski, of Philadelphia, is 1-2, 1 KO. The referee was Eric Dali.


Najeem Johns won a six-round unanimous decision over Muhammad Robinson in a battle of undefeated super lightweights. Johns, of Philadelphia, won by scores of 60-54 (Dewey LaRosa) and 59-55 twice (Bernard Bruni & Anthony Lundy) and is now 5-0, 4 KOs. Robinson of Baltimore is 6-1, 2 KOs. The referee was Harvey Dock.

Canar Morrison won a four-round unanimous decision over Vincent Floyd in a middleweight bout. Morrison, of Harrisburg, PA, won by scores of 40-36 twice (Anthony Lundy & Marc Werlinsky) and 40-35 (Bernard Bruni) and is now 5-1, 2 KOs. Floyd, of Philadelphia, is 5-16-1, 3 KOs. The referee was Eric Dali. Morrison's win was his second in a row against Floyd, having defeated him by fourth-round TKO in March.


Ibrahim Robinson took a six-round unanimous decision over Elizer Olmeda in a welterweight fight. Robinson, of Baltimore, won by tallies of 60-53 twice (Bernard Bruni & Marc Werlinsky) and 59-54 (Dewey LaRosa) and is 6-0-1, 5 KOs. Olmeda, of Gloucester, NJ, is 3-4. The referee was Harvey Dock.




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