Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Clear Domination For Zewski
By Daniel Cloutier
TORONTO - Very determined, Mikael Zewski won what he was
considering as the most important and significant fight of
his pro boxing career. Saturday evening in the ring of the
Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Zewski captured the WBC super
welterweight international championship, with a win by
unanimous decision over the Argentinian Diego Gonzalo Luque,
a former Latino’s champion.
Zewski was the master of the ring from the beginning to the
end of this 10 rounds bout. Zewski controlled the action in
the first round with his jabs and hooks. In the second
round, Zewski sent Luque on the floor with a solid shot to
In the third round, again, Zewski used brilliantly his jabs
and hooks. In the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh rounds,
Zewsky used intelligently his jabs to prepare his power
punches. He connected several power shots in each of these
The fight was stopped for few minutes in the eighth round,
because a fight started between spectators sitting close to
the Zewsky’s corner. Apparently, one of the spectator tried
to enter in the ring, and the other one jumped on him.
In the 10th and last round, Luque attacked desperately, but
he gave to Zewski opportunities to connected several solid
The judges scored the bout 100-89, 99-90 and 99-90.
“No doubt, I was deserving the win, because I controlled the
action from the first to the 10th round,” said Zewski. “I
was the aggressor in each round. And I fought with
discipline and concentration. It’s certainly the most
important win of my pro boxing career, because this title
will open me the door for the Top 10 or the Top 15 of the
The heavyweight Kristian Prenga, from Niagara Falls,
Ontario, improved his pro record to 8-1-0 in beating the
Argentinian Ricardo Humberto Ramirez (14-5-0) by TKO.
Better technically than his opponent, Prenga sent Ramirez on
the floor in the second round, and he provoked three others
knockdowns in the third round. After the third knockdown,
the referee declared the Argentinian TKO.
Christian M’Billi, an excellent middleweight from Cameroon
living in Montréal since two years, obtained his 10th win in
pro boxing (10-0-0), beating the Argentinian Marcos Jesus
Cornejo ( 19-3-0) by TKO.
M’Billi was attacking constantly, he hurt his opponent more
than 10 times, and in the third round, the Cornejo’s trainer
threw the towel.
The Montrealer middleweight Patrice Volny stayed undefeated
in 11 pro bouts (11-0-0), beating Janks Trotter (10-5-2),
from Calgary, Alberta, by TKO at the end of the first round.
Volny provoked a knockdown in the last seconds of the first
round, and Trotter was seriously hurt. The referee stopped
The super middleweight Sébastien Bouchard, from Baie
Saint-Paul, Québec, increased his record to 16-1-0 with a
win by TKO over Sladan Janjanin (24-3-0), from Bosnia.
Janjanin was agressive in the first two minutes of the bout,
but Bouchard hurt him twice in the last minute of the round.
And Bouchard sent his rival on the floor three times in the
second round. After the third knockdown, the referee
intervened to stop the bout and declared Janjanin TKO.
The Montrealer welterweight Mazlum Akdenis scored his fifth
win in pro boxing (5-0-0), with a victory by KO over Lloyd
Reyes (0-2-0), from Toronto.
Akdenis sent Reyes on the canvas in the last seconds of the
first round. Akedenis attacked energitically in the second
round, and he knock Reyez out with punches to the head.
In the opening bout of the evening, the light heavyweight
Nick Fantauzzi, from Toronto, improved his pro record to
5-0-0 in beating Stephen Clement (3-4-1), from Moncton, New
Brunswick, by TKO in the fourth round.
Clement surprised Fantauzzi in the third round, in provoking
a knockdown with a solid hook to the head. But Fantauzzi
took his revenge in the fourth and last round.
Fantauzzi send twice Clement on the floor, and after the
second knockdown, the referee stopped the bout. Clement was
And finally, the eight rounds fight between welterweights
Kane Heron (11-0-1), from Toronto, and the Mexican Ivan
Alvarez (27-10-1), finished by a draw.