Joey Dawejko Takes on Former U.S. Olympian in Main Event

PHILADELPHIA (June 7, 2021)–An intriguing 10-round heavyweight clash between Philly-Favorite Joey Dawejko and former U.S. Olympian Devin Vargas will headline a big night of professional boxing at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.

The show is promoted by RDR Promotions.

Dawejko of Philadelphia has a 21-8-4 with 12 knockouts. The 30 year-old Dawejko was a former world junior amateur champion, and turned professional on September 26, 2009 with a six-round unanimous decision over Royphy Solieau. Over the length of his career, Dawejko has racked up wins over John Lennox (6-0), Derric Rossy (28-7), Mark Rideput (4-0-2), Enobong Umohette (9-2), Natu Visina (11-1), Demetrius Banks (9-1), Kelvin Nunez (15-0), and In his last bout, Dawejko needed just one round to take out Joe Jones on April 3rd at The 2300 Arena.

Vargas of Sylvania, Ohio had a stellar amateur career where he was a two-time national champion and represented the United States at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Vargas turned professional on November 26, 2004 with a 1st round stoppage over Adam Smith. That led to a pro record that stands at 22-7 with nine knockouts. He has wins over Ed Perry (6-1-1), David Saulsberry (5-1), Boris Shishporenak (6-0), Niall Kennedy (13-0-1) and Victor Bisbal (23-4). Vargas is coming off a loss to Zhang Zhilei on November 7, 2020 in Hollywood, Florida.

In an eight-round bout, former National Golden Gloves champion Mike Hilton of Trenton, NJ fights Joe Jones (11-4, 8 KOs) of Jersey City, NJ.

Hilton, 34 years-old, has a record of 11-0 with seven knockouts. He is coming off of a unanimous decision over Twon Smith on April 3rd at the 2300 Arena.

Jones has a record of 11-4 with eight knockouts, and is a eight-year professional. He has a win over Montez Brown (8-0). He is coming off of being stopped by Dawejko on April 3rd at The 2300 Arena.

Also taking part in an eight-round bout will be Derrick Whitley Jr. taking on Isaac Luna in a welterweight bout.

Whitley of Springfield, MA is 6-1-1 and is a four-year professional. He is coming of a no-contest against Jermaine Corley, as Whitley suffered a cut before the fourth round.

Luna of San Elizaro, Texas, has a 5-3 with one knockout.

The 26 year-old Luna is a three-year professional and has wins over Ronnie Baca (4-0-1)ad Matthew Esquibel (12-0-1). he is coming off a decision loss to Kenny Robles on March 19th in Tampa, Florida.

In a six-round heavyweight tilt, Garrett Wilson (18-17-1, 8 KOs) of Philadelphia fights Joel Caudle (8-5-2, 5 KOs) of Raleigh, NC.

In four-round Bouts:

Ryan Umberger (4-0, 4 KOs) of Bensalem, PA takes on Ryan Schwartzberg (0-1-1) in a junior middleweight fight.

Afunwa King (3-1, 1 KO) of Bronx, NY takes on Clarence Whitehead (0-2 of Philadelphia in a light heavyweight fight.

Tommy Avelar Romero of Baltimore, Maryland makes his pro debut in a featherweight contest against an opponent to be named.

Isaiah Johnson (1-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia fights Burnell Jenkins (1-1, 1 KO) of New Orleans, LA in a super lightweight contest.

Rashan Adams of Philadelphia makes his pro debut in a junior lightweight bout.

Tahmir Smalls (4-0, 3 KOs) of Philadelphia will see action in a welterweight bout.

Tickets are $75, $100, $150 and $250 for VIP Box, and can be purchased from the fighters or emailing

1st Bell is at 7 PM

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