Bryant Jennings beats Joey Dawejko in battle of Philly heavyweights
Philadelphian Jesse Hart also won - a controversial technical knockout - at the Liacouras Center.
Bryant Jennings earned a unanimous decision over Joey Dawejko on Saturday night at the Liacouras Center, winning the "neighborhood war" between the two Philadelphia fighters, as well as the Pennsylvania heavyweight championship.
"That's pretty much the Joey that I expected," Jennings said afterward. "As many prayers as he launched, he didn't really land any. I was just trying to be cautious and not get caught with some desperate shot."
"I fought 10 hard rounds, but I should've picked up a little bit more," Dawejko said.
"I dream about the Ramirez rematch every night," he said.
In other bouts featuring local fighters, Philly bantamweight Christian Carto stayed undefeated at 15-0 with an 8-round unanimous decision over Edwin Rodriguez (9-5-1) of Puerto Rico. Allentown super featherweight Joseph Adorno (7-0) landed a body shot that stopped Jorge Patron (3-2) in Round 1, his sixth first-round KO. Philadelphia junior middleweight Marcel Rivers (5-0) won by a Round 2 TKO when opponent Ronald Logan (0-3) injured an ankle and had to stop.