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Heavyweight schedule Oct 7-14: Dawejko, Kristinsson, and Eddie Chambers

By Lee Cleveland - October 6, 2022

October 7: Joey Dawejko (22-10-4, 13 KO) vs Terrell Jamal Woods (28-53-9, 20KO)

Philadelphia tough guy Joey Dawejko (22-10-4, 13 KO) returns on October 7 against Terrell Jamal Woods (28-53-9, 20KO).

Dawejko vs Woods will take place at Parx Casino in Bensalem, PA.

Rumored to have KO’d then-unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in sparring in 2019, Dawejko is 3-3, 2KO in his last six fights while his opponent is 2-4, 2KO since October 2021.

A 5’10” heavyweight, Dawejko has faced some stiff competition over the last three years, including Zhan Kossobutskiy (18-0, 17 KO), Stephan Shaw, and Frank Sanchez. The aforementioned fighters account for his three most recent losses.

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Dawejko’s opponent, Woods, has 59 losses but is far from a professional loser. In May, he defeated then 8-0 Rolando Soto and in July 2022 he decisioned JD Chapman who was 30-0 at the time.

  • This bout will be Woods’ seventh in just 11 months
  • Dawejko is fresh off a KO win over Mike Marshall in September
  • At 6’3″, Woods will have a five-inch reach advantage
  • Woods will enter this bout having lost his previous three
  • Woods earned a draw against then 43-year-old former contender Aleksandr Ustinov in March 2021
  • Dawejko and Woods are ranked No. 76 and 171, respectively, in the division by BoxRec

October 8: Gunnar Kolbeinn Kristinsson (12-0, 6 KO) vs Santander Silgado (31-13, 25 KO)

Gunnar Kolbeinn Kristinsson (12-0, 6 KO) faces Santander Silgado (31-13, 25 KO) at Tennis Center in Delray Beach, Florida.

  • Kristinsson is from Iceland; We don’t see many boxers from there
  • Kristinsson will be fighting for the first time since January 2020 (Won KO 2 Dell Long).
  • Silgado, 37, of Colombia, has lost 5 of his last 6 bouts
  • Silgado is BoxRec’s No. 2 Colombian heavyweight (John Brand) and is rated No. 390 in the division overall by the same website
  • Silgado, a former cruiserweight, has shared the ring with the likes of Tyrone Spong, Chazz Witherspoon, Cassius Chaney, Krzysztof Glowacki, and Denis Lebedev but doesn’t have a win against a name opponent.
  • A seven-time Columbian National Amateur champion, Silgado began boxing at age 8, and had over 200 amateur bouts
  • Nicknamed ‘The Demolition Man’, Silgado knocked out 18 of his first 20 opponent

Has Kristinsson bitten off more than he can chew? Will Silgado has 13 losses, he still has more than twice as many KOs as Kristinsson has fights. Moreover, Silgado has been in the ring with some solid opponents.

October 14: Eddie Chambers (42-5, 23 KO) vs Tyler Canning (5-5)

Former top-level heavyweight contender Eddie Chambers (42-5, 23 KO) will face Tyler Canning (5-5) on October 14. The fight will be the Chambers’ first in 6 1/2 years.

Now 40, Eddie debuted in 2000 at the tender age of 18 and subsequently amassed a 30-0 record, defeating quality opponents Robert Hawkins, Dominick Guinn, Calvin Brock, and in the process. He tasted defeat for the first time in his 31st bout, losing to Alexander Povetkin in an IBF Heavyweight Title Eliminator in January 2008.

Known for his speed and clever boxing style, the 6’1″ undersized heavyweight, battled back with wins over Sam Peter and Alexander Dimitrenko to earn a shot at then-lineal heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in March 2010. Eddie orchestrated a formidable account of himself en route to being stopped in the 12th Round.

Chambers vs Canning will take place at Outlaw Saloon in Cheyenne, WY.

  • The 6’1″ Chambers last fought in October 2016 and dropped an 8-round unanimous decision to Gerald Washington.
  • Canning is only 5’8″

Tags: heavyweight boxing