Gassiev Set for Heavyweight Debut Against Dawejko


Murat Gassiev (26-1-0, 19KO) the former unified Cruiserweight Champion is set to make his debut at the heavyweight division against Joey Dawejko (19-7-4, 11KO) who has recently become more known for being the sparring partner of former unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua before Joshua’s upset loss to Andy Ruiz Jr.

The powerful Russian known as “Iron” last fought in July of 2018, suffering a one sided defeat to Oleksandr Usyk in the Cruiserweight finals of the World Boxing Super Series. Dawejko, who goes by the ring moniker of “Tank”, is based out of Philadelphia and has dropped his last 3 fights, most recently a 10 round majority decision to Sergey Kuzmin.

The 10 round bout will take place from College Park Center in Arlington, Texas on July 27th, serving as an undercard to the Super Lightweight unification between Jose Ramirez and Maurice Hooker.

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