Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Mikael Zewski: "I Believe That My Speed
& My Technique Will Produce A Win For Me"
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Canadian welterweight Mikael Zewski, from
Trois-Rivières, Québec, will have a major fight Saturday
evening at the MGM Grand hotel-casino in Las Vegas. Ranked
seventh contender by the WBO and eight contender by the IBF,
Zewski (34-1-0) will face Egdijus Kavallaukas (21-1-0), from
Lithuania, in a WBC Continental Americas championship
“I am more than ready for this challenge,” said Zewski in a
press conference Thursday afternoon. “I know it will be a
war, but I am ready to live it. I saw my opponent in action,
he is fast and strong physically, but I know I have the
weapons necessary to beat him. I got a great preparation,
and I am positive I will deliver a great performance
Saturday evening. I know I have the speed and the technique
to win this significant bout. I know exactly what to do to
be in the winning corner.”
Zewski is determined to have a world championship bout this
year or next year. “A win Saturday will certainly help me to
get a world championship bout in the months to come,” said
Zewski. “It’s my goal. I would love to fight Terrence
Crawford in a WBO welterweight championship of the world.”
December 14th 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York,
Crawford won by TKO in the nine round against Kavallauskas.
“The bout Crawford-Kavallauskas was a great fight, and I am
sure that Saturday between Kavallaukas and me it will be
another great fight,” said Zewski.
Kavallaiuskas said: “Zewski is a good opponent, no doubt
about it, but I really believe I have the weapons to win it.
Zewski said that he hopes to have eventually a world
championship bout, but I have the same ambition. I lost my
last fight with Crawford, but I am positive that this event
increases my confidence in the ring. I know I have the
weapons to beat Zewski. I got a fantastic preparation and I
am extremely impatient to be in the ring. I really believe
that Saturday evening it will be a magic moment in my boxing
career. I know I got to stay concentrate on my fight’s plan
from the beginning to the end of the fight and I will do
The weigh in will be Friday at the MGM Grand.