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Naim Nelson, Joey Dawejko Win in South Philadelphia

Undefeated junior welterweight Naim Nelson, of Philadelphia, scored a unanimous eight-round decision over previously undefeated southpaw Jerome Rodriguez, of Allentown, PA, in the main event as pro boxing returned to the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.

Scores were 77-75, 79-73, 80-72 for Nelson, now 12-0, 1 K0.  Rodriguez drops to 6-1-3, 2 K0s.

In the co-feature, heavyweight Joey Dawejko, fresh off a week of sparring with Wladimir Klitschko in Austria, earned a unanimous eight-round decision over fellow-Philadelphian Mark Rideout.

Scores were 78-74, 79-73, 80-72 for Dawejko, now 10-3-2, 3 K0s.  Rideout suffers his first loss and now is 4-1-2, 1 K0.

In other bouts on the card: 

Anthony Burgin W 6 Ramon Ellis, lightweights
Milton Santiago, W 6 Josh Beeman, junior welterwweights
Nathaniel Rivas W 4 Jovan Sosa, welterweights
David Gonzales W 4 Jorge Omar Brito, junior welterweights
Hector Perez K0 3 Aaron Leonard, heavyweights
Vincent Floyd W 4 Sharif Jones, middleweights

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