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Mikael Zewski: “My Objective? Be The WBC #1 Contender Before The End Of 2019”
Stevenson Ready For A War; Gvozdyk - The Biggest Test

By Daniel Cloutier

QUÉBEC CITY, Canada - Mikael Zewski, a welterweight from Trois-Rivières (a historic city located between Montréal and Québec City), believes sincerely that his boxing career will progress substantially in the months to come. Clearly, he is extremely motivated to go to the top.

“I am ranked 14th contender by the WBC in the 147 pounds division, and my objective is to ranked first contender before the end of 2019,” said Zewski before a training session held Monday afternoon at the Sportium in Québec City. “I made substantial progress since two years, and I really believe that I will be ready to fight for a world championship in 2020. Obviously, to reach my goal, I got to stay undefeated in my next bouts, and I will do it. I am training very seriously and I am taking all the fights very seriously. I really want to face the best welterweights in the world in the months to come. I have now enough experience to do it with 32 pro bouts, and I will be 30 years very soon (in February). It’s not anymore the time to learn for me, it’s the time to produce… and produce at the maximum.”

Saturday evening in the ring of the Videotron Centre in Québec City, before the WBC light heavyweight world championship bout opposing the Montrealer southpaw Adonis Stevenson (29-1-1) to the Russian Oleksandr Gvozdyk (15-0-0), Zewski (31-1-0) will face the Mexican Aaron Herrera (35-8-1). It will be his first presence in the ring since last May, since his win by unanimous decision over the Argentinian Diego Gonzalo Luque (21-7-1) in Montréal.

“Herrera has not the most impressive pro record in the world, but he is a very competitive fighter,” said Zewski. “He fought big names like Jessie James, Brandon Rios and Mike Reid, and all these fighters has been obliged to work hard to beat him. Me too I am ready to work hard to beat him. I as perfectly prepared for this challenge, and I am very motivated to proceed to my WBC welterweight international championship. Trust me, I will do the necessary to please my team and my fans.”

Gvozdyk - The Biggest Test

Bernard Barré, the scout of the GYM Group, is impatient to assist to the fight Stevenson-Gvozdyk. “It will certainly be a huge challenge for Adonis,” said Barré. “Trust me, it won’t be a walk in the park. I really believe he will face in few days the best opponent of his pro boxing career. Gvozdyk is a talented fighter, an athlete of 6’2’’ who won a bronze medal at the London Olympics. Stevenson will need to hurt this guy soon in the bout, to try to affect his confidence. Several boxing writers in Europe believe that Gvozdyk is the new super star of the light heavyweight division, and he will beat Stevenson. Personally, I think that Adonis will be able to hurt Gvozdyk in the first rounds of the bout, and he will take the control of the action. I won’t be surprised at all if Adonis wins the fight by KO or TKO. He is certainly the most powerful puncher of the light heavyweight division.”

Stevenson Ready For A War

The WBC light heavyweight champion of the world, the Montrealer southpaw Adonis Stevenson (29-1-1), smiled when Canadian boxing writers told him that several European boxing writers believe that Oleksandr Gvozdyk is the new super star of the light heavyweight division, and he will end the Stevenson’s career Saturday evening in the ring of Québec City Colisée. Stevenson is 41 years old, Gvozdyk 10 years less.

“No matter my age, I am in perfect shape fight after fight, and you know it,” said Stevenson Tuesday after a public training session held at the Québec City Sportium. “I got a fantastic preparation, mentally, physically, technically and strategically, and trust me, I am ready for a war. Yes, I am laughing when I am hearing that people believe that Gvozdyk will end my boxing career. I will end my boxing career when I will decide it, period. Like I said few days ago, my trainer, Sugar Hill, and me, watched videos of Gvozdyk's bouts, and I am not worry at all. I am positive I will dominate the action and I will hurt him several times in this fight with my both hands. I really believe I gonna win this fight by KO or TKO.”

Stevenson is certainly right when he talks about his great preparation fight after fight, because he compiled a record of 15-0-1 at his last 16 fights.


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