Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Zewski Beats Macias By
By: Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Canadian super welterweight Mikael Zewski,
who hopes the be ranked in the top 5 of the international
boxing ratings before the end of the year, made another step
in that direction Saturday evening in the ring of the
A fighter from Trois-Rivières, Québec, who left Top Rank
Inc. to join the GYM Group in Montréal last summer, Zewski,
a former NABF North American champion, scored his 30th win
of his pro boxing career (30-1-0). He beat the Mexican Jose
De Jesus Macias by unanimous decision in eight rounds. After
this violent and spectacular fight, the three judges scored
the bout 77-74, 78-74 and 78-74 for the Canadian.
Macias connected few good power shots in the first round,
but Zewski, more aggressive, touched the target more often
than his opponent.
Zewski dominated the second round with several intense
attacks. The third round was spectacular and close.
Macias was more aggressive in the fourth round, but he paid
the price for that. Zewski floored him in the last minute
with a superb left hook on the chin.
The fifth and sixth rounds provided a lot of action for the
crowd, the two fighters trying to scored a KO with power
shots to the head.
Intense, Zewski dominated the seventh round. He connected
several power shots the the head and the body.
The eight round was extremely violent, like a street fight.
Clearly, the two fighters tried the KO on each punch.
“I knew that this fight would be very intense and
spectacular,” said Zewski when he got out of the ring.
“Macias proved in the past that he was able to win on the
international boxing scene. In 2014, he was not ranked 10th
contender in the world for nothing. However, no doubt I’m my
mind; I deserved the win tonight. I dominated six of the
eight rounds in being more aggressive, more consistent than
Macias. I liked to give spectacular performances, and I am
sure that the crowd appreciated the action we provided
tonight. My promoter, Yvon Michel, knows I want to fight the
best super welterweights in the world, and I am sure he will
involve me in very significant bouts in the months to come.
As I said, I want so much to see my name in the Top 5 of the
international ratings before the end of the year. I did well
in the welterweight (147 pounds) division, and I want to do
more in the super welterweight division (154 pounds).”
Bernard Barré, the scout of the GYM Group, believes in the
Zewski’s future. “We have great plans for Mikael for this
year and next year, and trust me, he will face big names in
2018,” said Barré. “He is talented, and he has now the
experience necessary to fight back on the international
scene. I really believe that his name will appear in the Top
10 and the Top 5 of the international boxing ratings in the
months to come.”
The Montrealer Romanian Bruno Bredicean obtained his 10th
win in pro boxing (10-0-0), in beating the super
middleweight Mexican Cesar Chavez (32-13-0) by TKO in the
Bredicean provoked a two knockdowns, the first one in the
first round and the second one in the second round. The
referee stopped the bout after the second knockdown. Chavez
looked seriously hurt when the referee declared him TKO.
Bredicean has the former world champion Lucian Bute as
advisor, and Howard and Otis Grant as trainers.
Yan Pellerin, a cruiserweight from Granby, Québec, made
successful pro debut with a victory by majority decision of
the judges over the Mexican Fernando Castillo (2-3-0).
Pellerin, like Bossé, is a former UFC fighter. One judge
scored a draw, the two others scored the bout 39-37 in
favour of Pellerin.
A former star in UFC (ultimate fighting), the Montrealer
Steve Bossé made also successful pro boxing debut, beating
the heavyweight Bolivian Julio Cuellar Cabrera (12-7-0) by
KO in the first minute of the second round.
Bossé provoked a knockdown in the last seconds of the first
round, and he finished the job in the second round. Cabrera
went on the floor for the second time in the second round,
and this time, he has been unable to get back on his legs
before the count of 10.
The Montrealer female Marie-Eve Dicaire won the NABF
welterweight North American championship, with a win against
the Mexican Marisa Gabriela Nunez (7-9-2) by majority
decision of the judges in 10 rounds.
A judge scored a draw, the two others scored the fight 98-96
Dicaire is undefeated in 11 pro bouts (11-0-0). She hopes to
be involve in a world championship bout this year or next
In the first female bout of the evening, the Montrealer
super lightweight Jessica Camara improved her pro record to
4-0-0 in beating the Mexican Guadelupe Lincer Ortiz (2-6-0)
by majority decision of the judges.
In the opening bout of the evening, the Montrealer super
lightweight southpaw Mazlum Akdenis stayed undefeated in
three bouts (3-0-0) with a win by unanimous decision in four
rounds over the Mexican Luis Acuna Rojas (2-2-0).
Akdenis, a Canadian Turk, dominated clearly the four rounds
of the fight.