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Joey “The Tank” Dawejko Makes Short work of Natu Visinia
By Ken Hissner, Dog House Boxing (Aug 30, 2015)

Joey “The Tank” Dawejko
Philadelphia heavyweight Joey “The Tank” Dawejko, 16-4-2 (9), scored a first round stoppage of Samoa’s Nati Visinia, 11-2 (9), of Tacoma, WA, at 1:15 of the round in a scheduled 8 round bout Friday night.

The fans at the D Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and ShowBox the Next Generation watchers knew both fighters had a lot of success in the first round. Dawejko had 7 first round stoppages in his 8 stoppages and Visinia had 7 first round stoppages in his 9 stoppage wins.

Dawejko came out throwing bombs hurting Visinia with an overhand right to the left ear area of the head that staggered him. He followed up with a flurry of punches that forced referee Russell Mora to call for a count due to Visinia being partially through the ropes. There is no standing 8 count in NV. Dawejko rushed in and landed 7 punches with the last 3 rights to the head causing the referee to halt the onslaught as Visinia’s legs had buckled.

Odd thing the main event loser Derrick Rossy lost to Dawejko in January of 2014. Dawejko was coming off his only stoppage loss to Charles Martin. That fight seemed to help Dawejko realize you can’t go toe to toe with everyone. He gives away height in just about every fight at 5:10 and Friday night was no exception.

Dawejko is under the management of Mark Cipparone’s Club 1957 Management and with relatively new trainer and former champion Buddy McGirt. “I thought I’d knock him out but not that fast. Natu’s a tough guy and I thought I’d tire him out and stop him in 4 or 5 rounds. It basically eliminates my loss to Amir Mansour,” said Dawejko. (Halting a 6 fight win streak of which the last 4 were in the first round). With legs like tree trunks Dawejko at 237 will never get down to 200 and become a cruiserweight.

Promoter Don King was very excited with the nights action as his heavyweight prospect Trevor “The Dream” Bryan, 16-0 (11), of Albany, NY, won an exciting 10 rounder over the more experienced Derrick Rossy, 30-10 (14), of Medford, NY. The co-feature was won by middleweight DeCarlo “3-Mendo” Perez, 15-3-1 (5), of Atlantic City, NJ, who took the fight on a week’s notice, defeating Juan Ubaldo Cabrera, 23-1 (16), of the Dominican Republic, over 10 rounds.

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