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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Zewski Will Compete In The Most Important
Bout Of His Pro Boxing Career

By Daniel Cloutier

MONTRÉAL - The promoter of the GYM Group in Montréal, Yvon Michel, believes that Mikael Zewski, a welterweight from Trois-Rivières, Québec, will have the most important bout of his pro boxing career September 12th at the MGM Grand hotel-casino in Las Vegas. Zewski (34-1-0) will face the Lithuanian Egidijus Kavaliauskas (21-1-1) in a NABO North American championship.

The winner of this bout televised by ESPN, should be ranked first, second or third contender in the IBF and WBO ratings in the 147 pounds division before the end of October.

“No doubt that Mikael is preparing himself very seriously for the most important bout of his pro boxing career,” said Yvon Michel. “The winner should be ranked in the Top three of the IBF and WBO ratings and will be in good position to compete this year or next year a world championship bout. I saw Kavaliauskas in action against the American Terence Crawford, he is a talented fighter, he is fast and strong physically. And he has been involved twice in a Olympic boxing tournament. No doubt that it’s a big challenge for Zewski. However, no doubt that Mikael is a more complete fighter than his opponent, and I really believe that our fighter is gonna win this significant fight.”

Zewski said he trained intensively for five weeks for this challenge. “I got a very intense training camp in Trois-Rivières, and trust me, I am really prepared for this challenge,” said Zewski Thursday afternoon in a internet press conference. “I am extremely motivated to have this fight although no spectator will be in the stands in Las Vegas (because the Covid 19). This bout is extremely crucial for my future in boxing. I know that a win September 12th will place me in a great position to get a world championship bout in the months to come. It’s my dream to get a shot for a world championship fight.”

Zewski is actually ranked seventh contender by the WBO and eight by the IBF. At his last fight, in November at the Videotron Centre in Québec City, Zewski became the first fighter to beat the Mexican Alejandro Davila (21-1-2). He won by TKO in the seventh round.

“I fought very well in this fight, but I injured my right-hand thumb. However, I am in perfect health now,” said Zewski. “I never felt pain in my right hand during my five weeks training camp. It’s absolutely perfect. I will be able to attack intensively September 12th and I am positive I am gonna win this significant bout.”

Zewski won 23 times by KO or TKO in pro boxing, Kavaliauskas 17 times.


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