This Saturday night at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, former world amateur champion Joey Dawejko will look for his biggest win of his career when he takes on Derric Rossy (24-7, 14 KO’s) in the eight round main event of a card promoted by Sal Musumeci’s Final Forum Boxing.
Dawejko of Philadelphia has a record of 8-3-2 with 3 knockouts and he knows that a win over Rossy could catapult himself back to being considered one of the best young Heavyweight prospects in the United States.
“Rossy had his time,”said Dawejko “He could have been a top contender but now it is my time.”
This is by far the most experienced foe that the 23-year old Dawejko has faced.
“I know he has a lot of experience, but I am a different fight from anybody he has faced.”
Dawejko is not fazed by his three losses and two draws as he knows what a win over Rossy could do for his career.
“Right now I am in the best shape of my whole professional career. I will use my many skills and abilities. I am ready for anything that he brings to the table. I feel this will be the highlight of my career so far. I have been training extra hard and I feel the way I have been working for this can not beat me.”
The fight is less than one hour from Dawejko’s hometown of Philadelphia and he feels a hometown advantage could be a key to winning the fight.
“I love Atlantic City. I prefer this over anyplace including Las Vegas. I am comfortable here and a lot of my friends and family will be at the fight.”