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  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 than offensively.

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 intensively.

After a close fifth and sixth rounds, Dicaire got a productive seventh round offensively.

The eight was another close round, each fighter having her good sequences.

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 power punches.

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 Zuniga (16-5-1).

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 Canadian.

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 rounds.

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.


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