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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 round.

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 (34-2-0).

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 shots.

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 ropes.

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.


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