Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Dicaire & Zewski In The Winning Circle
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer Marie-Eve Dicaire proceeded to a
second successful defense of her world female championship
Friday evening at the Montréal Casino Cabaret. Dicaire kept
her IBF super welterweight (154 pounds) championship of the
world in beating the Swedish Maria Lindberg (17-5-2) by
unanimous decision in 10 rounds. The judges scored the fight
98-92, 99-91 and 99-91 for the Montrealer.
“I got a great preparation and a great win,” said Dicaire in
getting out of the ring. “No doubt I did deserve the win. I
was the aggressor in almost every rounds and I connected
more power shots than my opponent. I will take a rest, and
after, I will prepare myself for another defense of my word
title. I am ready to take the best fighters of my division.”
In the first round, the two fighters fought more defensively
More action in the second round, each fighter having her
good moments offensively.
Dicaire attacked intensively in the third round, but her
rival didn’t look intimated at all.
Lindberg dominate the action in the two first minutes of the
fourth round, but in the last minute, Dicaire attacked
After a close fifth and sixth rounds, Dicaire got a
productive seventh round offensively.
The eight was another close round, each fighter having her
Agressive, Dicaire did well offensively in the nine round.
And Dicaire dominate lightly the 10th and last round.
Significant Win For Zewski
Just before the main event, Michael Zewski, a welterweight
from Trois-Rivières, Québec, scored one of the most
important win of his pro boxing career. He beat the Mexican
Abner Lopez (27-10-1) by unanimous decision in 10 rounds, in
a NABO and IBF North American championships.
Zewski attacked intensively in the first round, and Lopez
replied with good counter-attacks.
In the second round, Lopez was the aggressor and Zewski was
intense in counter-attacks.
The third round was intense and each fighter got his
efficient moments offensively.
A productive fourth round for Zewski, who connected several
The fifth round was spectacular and close, each fighter
having his good sequences.
In the sixth round, Lopez provoked the first knockdown of
the bout with a solid right hand on the jaw.
The seventh, eight, nine and 10th rounds were extremely
intenses, the two fighters attacked furiously in each round.
“It was a war, and I won it,” said Zewski after the bout. “I
was hoping to win by KO or TKO, but the most important
thing, it’s the win. I really believe I will be ranked
eventually in the Top 10 of the international boxing ratings
with this significant victory. It’s a very important moment
in my boxing career. Each round were intense and
spectacular, but I connected more power shots than my
opponents in most of the rounds.”
Zewski improved his pro boxing record to 33-1-0.
Clearly frustrated, Lopez said after the fight: “The result
is extremely frustrating for me. I really believe I was
deserving the win. I think I connected more punches than
him, but the local judges saw it differently than me.”
Francis Lafrenière, a super middleweight from Cöteau-Du-Lac
(West Island of Montréal), obtained his 19th win in pro
boxing (19-7-2), with a victory by unanimous decision in
eight rounds over the former Mexican champion, Jose Luis
The two fighters attacked furiously from the beginning to
the end of the bout, but Lafrenière connected more powerful
shots than his opponent.
The judges cards were:78-71, 78-74 and 79-73, all for the
The Montrealer light heavyweight Wilfred Seyi stayed
undefeated in six pro bouts (6-0-0) in beating the Mexican
Brian Galvez (4-1-1) by unanimous decision in six rounds.
The three judges scored the fight 60-54 for the Montrealer,
who became the first fighter to inflict a defeat to Galvez.
Taller, Seyi was attacking constantly with his jabs and left
hooks,and Galvez replied with solid body shots and few good
shots to the head.
The bout was intense and pretty spectacular, but Seyi
controlled the action in most of the rounds.
The cruiserweight Yan Pellerin, from Granby, Québec, scored
his eight win in pro boxing (8-1-0) in beating the Mexican
Michel Meija Borja (1-2-0) by unanimous decision in four
The three judges scored the bout 40-36 for Pellerin, who
connected more punches than his rival in each round.
In the opening bout of the evening, the welterweight
Marie-Pier-Houle, a female from Trois-Rivières, Québec,
improved her pro boxing record to 2-0-0 with a win by TKO
over the Mexican Veronica Diaz Marin (0-3-0).
Taller and faster than her opponent, Houle dominated easily
the first three rounds. In the fourth and last round, Houle
provoked a knockdown and few seconds after, the referee
declared Marin TKO.