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Dawejko Received Death Threats Over Joshua Sparring Rumors

Heavyweight contender Joey Dawejko has been receiving a lot of attention in the press as of late.

There were rumors that Dawejko knocked out former world champion Anthony Joshua in sparring, as the British superstar prepared for the recent fight with Andy Ruiz.

In one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight history, Ruiz captured the WBO, IBO, WBA, IBF world titles when dropped Joshua four times before the contest was stopped in the seventh round.

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Eddie Hearn, promoter for Joshua, denied any chatter that Joshua was knocked out in camp - as some observers made attempts to blame the sparring sessions for Joshua's defeat.

Dawejko also denied the rumors that he was handed a fight with Murat Gassiev, scheduled for July, in order to keep him quiet about the sparring sessions with Joshua.

“Listen there’s a lot of stuff going on about me right now, when I was in camp with Anthony Joshua and everything. People have this conspiracy theory that what happened in camp, Eddie Hearn gave me an offer to fight Gassiev like he’s throwing me a bone or something," Dawejko told

“But that’s not the case. I got offered that fight back in May and I was supposed to fight him and that was way before the Joshua camp. I hope people see this video and realise that. I was already offered that fight back in May then something happened and it got pushed back to July. It’s not true.

“I respect Anthony Joshua so much, I’m not going to talk about nothing, no sparring stories. I was never that type of fighter, I was in camp with a lot of people, a lot of heavyweight champions, I’ll never speak about sparring. That’s a boxing brotherhood thing. I’ll never talk about that. People are coming out on the internet saying that I said that. I don’t even want to talk about it. It’s annoying.

“I was getting death threats and everything on my Instagram for that. It is what it is. I don’t talk about sparring stories. I never said anything, people are saying I said this and said that, I didn’t say nothing."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by john l on 06-26-2019

[QUOTE=Squ□redCircle34;19858932]We all know who the real puśśified culprits is.... Robbie Barrett EnglishOxide Boksfan Sid-Knee None who would ever have the bàlls to say it to Dawejko’s face![/QUOTE] Amen and how is that if true a positive???"He got KTFO in sparring…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 06-26-2019

if this is true then this is pitiful, why would anyone do that? If AJ wasn't able to get in the ring that night then it should have been postponed..

Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 06-26-2019

We all know who the real puśśified culprits is.... Robbie Barrett EnglishOxide Boksfan Sid-Knee None who would ever have the bàlls to say it to Dawejko’s face!

Comment by pollywog on 06-25-2019

I'm reminded of the invincible once in a lifetime fighter, Ronda Rousey. Full contract sparring in training but you can't punch her in the face. So what happens the first time she gets punched in the face in a real…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 06-25-2019

kafkod and TonyGE..... stop sending Joey death threats you casual-fan fukwits :lol1:

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