Tacony native Joey Dawejko will headline a night of boxing at Live! Casino and Hotel in South Philadelphia on May 2.
King’s Promotions presents an outstanding night of boxing featuring the popular heavyweight Dawejko taking on Colby Madison in a bout scheduled for eight rounds. The first bell is at 7 p.m.
“I am looking forward to May 2nd and putting on a great show at Live! Casino,” said Marshall Kauffman, CEO of King’s Promotions.
Dawejko, an Abraham Lincoln graduate, has a record of 23-10-4 with 13 knockouts. The 32-year-old is a 14-year professional. The former Youth Amateur World Champion has wins over Ricardo Johnson (1-0), John Lennox (6-0), Derric Rossy (28-7), Mark Rideout (4-0-2), Enobong Unohette (9-2), Natu Visinia (11-1), Demetrius Banks (9-1), Kevin Nunez (15-0) and his last bout when he took a six-round unanimous decision over 90-fight veteran Terrell Woods on Oct. 7 in Bensalem.
“I am looking forward to seeing Joey get one last shot at getting in the heavyweight rankings. This is another step along the way,” said Russell Peltz, Hall of Fame promoter and current manager of Dawejko.
Madison, of Owings Mills, Maryland is 11-4-2 with seven knockouts. The 39-year-old is a seven-year veteran and is coming off a first-round stoppage over Darryl Clark on Feb. 18 in Hanover, Maryland.
In a six-round co-feature, Najeem Johns (3-0, 3 KOs) of Darby will take on an opponent to be named in a super-lightweight contest.
Starting off the night in four-round bouts will be Brendan O’Callaghan (5-1-1, 2 KOs) of Philadelphia against an opponent to be named in a super-welterweight clash.
Tyler Zwicharowski (1-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia boxes William Briscoe (1-1-1, 1 KO) of Philadelphia in a middleweight battle.
Tyree Arnold (1-5) of Philadelphia battles Christopher Burgos (3-6-2, 1 KO) of Philadelphia in a super-lightweight fight.
Hakim Smith (1-4-1) of Philadelphia takes on Francisco Rodriguez (1-0) in a junior-welterweight clash.
Rahiem McEachin makes his pro debut in a super-welterweight contest. Tickets are $75 and $125 and can be purchased online at AXS.com.