Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Kavallaukas Stops Zewski In The Eighth Round
By Daniel Cloutier
Photos: Mikey William - Top Rank
MONTRÉAL - Mikael Zewski, a welterweight (147 pounds)
from Trois-Rivières, Québec, said few days ago that his
fight with Egidijus Kavallauskas was crucial, because a
win over him would increase his chances to dispute a
world championship bout this year or next year.
Ranked seventh contender by WBO and eight contender by
the IBF, Zewski failed to reach his goal.
Saturday evening in the ring of the MGM Grand in Las
Vegas, Kavallaukas beat the Canadian by TKO in the eight
A fighter from Lithuania, Kavallaukas won the WBC
welterweight Continental Americas championship.
“ The more the fight was progressing, the more I was
dominating the action,” said Kasvallaukas after the
bout. “I hurt him in there seventh round, and I finished
him at the beginning of the eighth round. Zewski was
hopping to have a world championship bout, but this
chance will be mine now.”
For Zewski, it was a second defeat in pro boxing
Kavallaukas improved his pro record to 22-1-1.
Zewski was more aggressive than his opponent in the
first round. He placed several jabs and few good power
In the second round, Zewski stayed aggressive, and he
connected several power shots to the body and the head.
Zewski maintained his intensity in the third round, but
his rival worked very well in counterattacks.
The fourth, fifth and sixth rounds were spectacular and
close, each fighter fought intensively.
In the seventh round, Zewski fought well defensively and
offensively in the first two minutes, but in the last
seconds of the round, Kavallauskas provoked the first
knockdown of the fight in attacking furiously in the
At the beginning of the eight round, Kavallauskas
provoked another knockdown, and the referee stopped the
bout and declared Kavallaukas winner by TKO. Kavallaukas
scored his 19th win by KO or TKO.