WBA #13 Kossobutskiy stops Dawejko in two

WBA #13 heavyweight Zhan Kossobutskiy (16-0, 15 KOs) of Kazakhstan scored a second round KO against Philadelphia’s Joey “The Tank” Dawejko (21-9-4, 12 KOs) in a bout for the WBA International title on Saturday night at the famed Universum Gym in Hamburg, Germany. A body shot seemingly finished Dawejko. He was counted out at 2:03. Dawejko later complained for several minutes that he was fouled to no avail. Replays weren’t clear.

In the co-feature, unbeaten Hamburg-based Cuban heavyweight Jose Larduet (6-0, 5 KOs) stopped Santander Silgado (30-9, 24 KOs) in the fourth round of a bout for the vacant WBC Latino title. A quick left hook finished Silgado at :59.

Middleweight Avni “Mr. Robot” Yildrim (22-4, 13 KOs) ended a three-defeat losing streak with a first round knockout over Slavisa Simeunovic (37-52, 31 KOs). Yildrim dropped Simeunovic three times, the final time for the count. Time was 2:45. Yildirim was coming off defeats to Jack Cullen and two world title losses to Canelo Alvarez and Anthony Dirrell.

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  • How many heavyweight WBA titles are there? I swear every time I read about a heavyweight fight it’s for a WBA title fight.

    • I do believe there is a door knob in Afghanistan that is also a heavy weight champion.

  • I don’t know if Zhan is the goods just yet, but Dawejko is a legitimate tough guy. He’s only ever been stopped once and that was a while ago. Stopping him in the second is pretty impressive.

    • It’s Europe. The scorecards were filled out 100-90 for the other guy before your fight started!

      This is why I love boxing – you would never see professional athletes interact with the fans like this in any other sport!

    • He fought you smart. Working that mid section paid dividends. When I heard you were stopped I had to see for myself because you are a solid outing for anyone but this was a legit stoppage. you may have gotten hit behind the head once but that guy is not dirty and I see you are using veteran tactics to get some time back but the referee was counting so you can’t expect the odds would work in your favor. Even though the referee almost considered your plea.

  • I watched a few videos of Zhan Kossobutskiy on YouTube. Didn’t think he was anything special despite the glossy record, but this is an impressive result assuming it wasn’t on a foul (I didn’t see the fight, and can’t find a replay). I was fully expecting this to go the distance, with Joey maybe keeping it somewhat close.

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