By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent-Ringside
*Photo Credit: Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media
Philadelphia PA (March 7th, 2015)– In the ‘knockout of the night’ on a six bout card at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on March 6, 2015, promoted by Russell Peltz Promotions, Joe Hand Promotions, and Brittany Rogers BAM Boxing, popular Philadelphia heavyweight Joey Dawejko scored his fourth consecutive first round knockout with a devastating first round knockout over Enobong Umohette of Nigeria, and called out Amir Mansour in an interview with Robert Brizel of Real Combat Media in a bout tentatively scheduled for May 2015.
Joey Dawejko with Amir Mansour ringside interview with Robert Brizel, March 6, 2015.
Dawejko, now 14-3-2, seven knockouts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, immediately took the bout to center ring where pawing jabs were exchanged in cautionary mode. Dawejko, in the traditional orthodox stance, then pivoted the weight on his rear right footboy shifting it to the left while throwing a perfectly timed power left hook between the upraised guard of Umohette. The blow landed, and Umohette pitched face forward unconscious for an immediate knockout at 0:27 of the first round.
Heavyweight contender Amir Mansour, providing the ringside commentary with Marc Abrams for Gofightlive.tv, then accepted the after fight challenge for a 10 rounder against Dawejko tentatively scheduled as the main event on May 8 as 2300 Arena. A partial video clip of Real Combat Media’s, Robert Brizel interviewing Dawejko and Mansour at ringside appears above. The heavyweight match between Dawejko and Mansour promises to be one of explosion.
Result: Joey Dawejko KO 1 EbonongUmohette, Heavyweights (0:27)
Referee: Benji Esteves Jr.Umohette knocked out face first down and out, and was out cold.
For the record, Dawejko accomplished a first time occurrence for promoter Russell Peltz. Dawejko’s fourth consecutive first round knockout in the heavyweight division matched three other heavyweight names. Shannon Briggs did it twice, in 1992, and in 2000 to 2001.
The great Jack Dempsey, former world heavyweight champion known as the Manessa Mauler, scored five consecutive first round knockouts in 1918 early in his career, set the original record, which held for 40 years till it was surpassed by LaMar Clark.
Heavyweight LaMar Clark holds the all-time record for consecutive first round knockouts in the heavyweight division.Clark, who was knocked out by Muhammad Ali in his final bout, scored seven consecutive first round knockouts in 1958, and five consecutive first round knockouts from 1959 to 1960.
In a preliminary bout, MMA super welterweight fighter Jeff Lentz exposed the padded record of Philadelphia’s Fred Jenkins, wining an easy six round decision. Lentz, who lacked power, nonetheless had a viable game plan and carried it out, flicking a left jab and throwing a decent right hook over the top while moving left to right and staying busy throughout the contest. Jenkins, who has power, moved forward strangely in a straight line, rarely threw punches, and did not pursue Lentz. Lentz appeared to win every round except the closer second round, when Jenkins opened up a bit more. Lentz also upset Tim Witherspoon Jr. over six rounds last August. Lentz also went into occasional rock ‘em sock ‘em dangerous exchanges in center ring with Jenkins, taking chances to impress the judges and win rounds decisively, and ultimately earning the deserved win. Real Combat Media scored 59-55 for MMA fighter Lentz, who needs work but has Chris Algieri type potential.
Jeff Lentz Win 6 Fred Jenkins Jr., Super Welterweights
Scoring: 60-65, 60-54, 59-55 Lentz. Referee: Gary Rosato.
A 10 count moment of silence was held in memory of the late Philadelphia World Light Heavyweight champion Harold Johnson. Cruiserweight Garrett Wilson was in attendance.
Undercard Bouts at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
Referees: Benjy Esteves Jr. and Gary Rosato
Jason Sosa TKO 4 Bergman Aguilar, Super Featherweights (1:54)
Sosa TKO as Aguilar suddenly quit. Blood gushed from his mouth and he lost a few teeth.
Victor Vasquez TKO 4 Jose L. Guzman, Super Featherweights (2:59)
Shorter Vasquez got inside on taller Guzman, cut off ring, worked him over on the ropes.
Keenan Smith TKO 3 Malik Jackson, Welterweights (1:41)
Fox versus rabbit. Taller Jackson ran till Smith smothered him with punches on the ropes.
Jerome Conquest Win 4 Kevin Garcia (Debut), Lightweights
Philadelphia southpaw Conquest, 2-1, ruins pro debut of Garcia. Unanimous decision.