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Dawejko looking to return from 1st loss with win over undefeated Rivas


Looking to rebound from his first professional loss is Philadelphia Heavyweight, Joey Dawejko (7-1-1, 3 KOs), who faces undefeated Oscar Rivas (11-0, 6 KOs), a Colombian born fighter who now resides in Montreal, Canada.  The 6-round bout will take place on October 12, 2012 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.

In his last fight, Dawejko lost a close split decision where one judge scored the bout 59-55 in his favor.  After reflecting on the loss, Dawejko feels he can step up his game by working harder on his conditioning.

“I’m a better fighter then what I showed in my last fight,” said Dawejko. “I believe if I work harder on my conditioning I’ll be able to perform at a higher level.  I’m going into this fight with a different mindset.  I plan to be more aggressive and let me hands go much more.”

Rivas is coming off a split decision win against Sylvera Louis (4-2, 1 KO) and Dawejko believes he has the boxing skills to win this fight.

“Fighting an undefeated is a difficult challenge for any fighter,” continued Dawejko. “But I feel I have the boxing skills to beat this guy.  Rivas has some skills but I’m determined to give him his first loss.  This fight will be a testament to me and my will to win.  I’m going to do everything I can to come out victorious.”

“When Dawejko puts his full attention to his boxing career, he’s a very difficult fighter to beat,” stated Boxing 360’s Mario Yagobi, who promotes Joey. “After losing for the first time, I think Joey found new motivation to take his career to the next level.  I know he will rebound and give it his all when he steps in the ring come October 13th.”