On Friday night, May 7th at The Arena, a huge night of boxing will take place that will feature undefeated Jr. Welterweight, Danny “Swift” Garcia taking on rugged Christopher “Kid KO” Fernandez in the ten round main event.
A packed undercard that will highlight some of the best fighters in Philadelphia has just been added to this great night of boxing that will be promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Joe Hand Promotions and Tecate. The card will be televised nationwide on Telefutura.
The undercard will be headed by undefeated lightweight, Karl “Dynamite” Dargan and jr. middleweight Mike Dargan in separate bouts.
Just added with be the very popular Heavyweight sensation, Joey “Polish Thunder” Dawejko in a four round bout against come backing Charlamagne Jones.
Dawejko, from the Tacony section of Philadelphia brings in a record of 3-0 with one knockout. In his last bout, Dawejko scored a four round unanimous decision over K.C. Cunningham on March 6th in Atlantic City.
The nineteen year old has quickly become a fan favorite in the city as this will be his second start in Philly. In his lone hometown fight, Dawejko scored an explosive first round stoppage over Ricardo Johnson on February 5th at The Legendary Blue Horizon. Dawejko is a former world Jr. Amateur champion.
Jones of Washington, D.C has a record of 2-2-1 with both wins coming by knockout. This will be his first bout in nearly a decade and is coming off a no-contest with Dana Dunston in June of 2000 in Glen Burnie, MD.
Also seeing action will be middleweight prospect, Latif Mundy. Mundy of Philadelphia was an amateur star and has accumulated a professional record of 8-2 with three knockouts.
Mundy won his first eight bouts and will be looking to get back into the win column after suffering back to back defeats to undefeated Patrick Majewski (10-0) and his last bout where he lost to rising Gabriel Rosado (12-4) via seventh round stoppage on November 7th in Atlantic City in what was a toe to toe war.
Mundy’s opponent will be named shortly.
In other bouts:
Charles Hayward (2-2, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will take on Andre Espuet (2-1, 1KO) of Morristown, NJ in a four round Light Heavyweight bout.
Undefeated Light Heavyweight, Andy Mejias (5-0, 1 KO) of Utica, NY will battle Todd Eriksson (1-3-1, 1 KO) of Dover, NJ in a bout scheduled for four rounds.
In a four round bout featuring New Jersey based Featherweights, Jose Ortiz (3-2, 2 KO’s) of Jersey City will take on undefeated Jason Sosa (2-0, 1 KO) of Camden.
Undefeated cruiserweight, Julio Cesar Matthews (9-0, 5 KO’s) will see action in a six round bout against an opponent to be named.
Tickets for this memorable night of boxing are priced at $100; $65; and $45
Tickets for this great night of boxing can be purchased at Joe Hand Boxing Gym, 543-547 North 3rd Street, 215-271-4263 and The Arena (Formally The New Alhambra) 267-687-7560.
For more information, contact Joe Hand Promotions at 1 215 364 9000.
The Arena (Formally The New Alhambra) is located at : 7 W. Ritner St. (Corner of Swanson and Ritner) , Phila, PA. 19148.