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Amir Mansour defeats Joey Dawejko

Philadelphia PA: The Heavyweights normally don’t get a lot of attention due to the lower weight classes but the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia was the place to be on Friday night as the heavyweights took center stage as Amir Mansour took on Joey Dawejko in a Heavyweight main event. Amir Mansour entered the fight with a record of 21-1, 16 Kos and off a knockout win over Fred Kassi on November 2014, Joey Dawejko enters fight against Mansour with record of 12-3–2 with 7 kos, Joey destroyed Enobong Umohette with 1st round KO win back on March 2015.  The fights were shown nationally on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights. Eagles QB Tim Tebow and tackle Lane Johnson were ringside for the fights

The first fights that got featured on ESPN2 was the Co feature which was DeCarlo Perez vs Jessie Nicklow in a 8 round middleweight fight. both fighters had some good rounds on each other and fight got very interesting in round 6 as Perez would hit Jessie Nicklow that would look to be a low blow and then Jessie Nicklow would throw a sucker punch to end the round but Perez would answer back and take the fight by UD as judges scored it 79-73.

The next fight that was shown on ESPN2 was David Gonzales vs Ryan Belasco in 6 Round Junior Welterweights, this fight went 6 rounds and the judges scored it a DRAW

It was a packed house at 2300 Arena for the main event, crowd was 70-30 in favor of Joey Dawejko. Both fighters came out throwing big shots in round 1, Amir Mansour  would get busted open over his right eye from what to be accidental head-butt by Joey Dawejko in round 2, Joey Dawejko would get busted open in round 3 from a big right hand by Mansour. both guys would land some big shots throughout the fight and it would go all 10 rounds and Mansour picks up the win by UD to win the vacant Pennsylvania Heavyweight title. This was the 1st time that Joey Dawejko would go 10 rounds in his career and it was also the 1st time that he would be cut during a fight. Amir Mansour said after the fight that he could not see out of his right eye from Round 2 on.