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Mikael Zewski
Weightclass:
Welterweight
Age:
26
Birthplace:
Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
Record:
26-1, 20 KOs
Height:
5’11”
Reach:
72”
Managers:
Cameron Dunkin
Trainers:
Jean Zewski
biography

Twitter: @MikaelZewski
Ranked WBO #7, WBC #10 at 147 pounds…
Former NABF welterweight champion, one successful defense…
2009 Canadian Final Team Selection (amateur), 151 pounds – Gold Medalist…
2006 Canadian Junior National Championships (amateur), 132 Pounds – Gold Medalist…

At the age of 26, Mikaël is a five-year pro. A rising young contender at 147 pounds, he is a former amateur standout.
On December 13, he won a 10-round majority decision against Jeremy Bryan.
ESPN.com's Dan Rafael reported from ringside [excerpts]: Mikael Zewski got a serious test from Jeremy Bryan in a 10-round majority decision. Two judges favored the harder-punching Zewski 97-93 and one scored the fight 95-95. Zewski suffered a cut over his right eye from a punch in the first round but his corner did a fine job of keeping it closed for the rest of the fight. [End Rafael item]
Mikaël said, “My father, who also trains me, taught me to believe in ‘old school,’ whether it’s training or fighting or lifestyle. You have to earn it with your work and your sweat. You run, work in the gym, you focus your mind on it and then on fight night, you fight. I’m young, I’m healthy and I’m ready.”
Manager Cameron Dunkin said, “I have a lot of confidence in the abilities of Mikaël and his father and trainer Jean. I’ve had the good fortune of managing a good many world champions, and I think Mikaël has all the important ingredients to become one in the future.”
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fight history
Fight by Fight – 2014 – 1ST NABF W TITLE DEFENSE - on 12-13-14 in Las Vegas, NV, he won a 10 round majority decision against Jeremy Bryan (17-4): the bout was on the undercard of the Timothy Bradley Jr.-Diego Chaves main event, and it was a good fight; Mikaël pressed forward and consistently landed the harder punches, but Bryan kept him off-balance with almost constant movement and scored with counterpunches; scored 97-93, 97-93, 95-95...
On 10-4-14 in Atlantic City, NJ, he won by knockout (2nd round, 2:22) against Roberto Ventura (13-9)...
WON VACANT NABF W TITLE – on 6-28-14 in Omaha, NB, he won by knockout (4th round, 1:05) against Prince Doku Jr. (18-5)...
On 1-18-14 in Montréal, QUE, he won by TKO (7th round, 0:46) against Krzysztof Szot (18-10-1)...
 
2013 – on 11-30-13 in Québec City, QUE, he won by TKO (3rd round, 2:01) against Ryan Davis (24-11-3)...
On 10-12-13 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (5th round, 3:00) against Alberto Herrera (9-9-1)...
On 6-15-13 in Dallas, TX, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against lefthanded Damian Frias (19-7-1): scored 77-74 on all three scorecards...
On 4-13-13 in New York, NY, he won by knockout (2nd round) against Daniel Sostre (11-8-1): Mikaël scored two knockdowns in the 2nd round, and the referee stopped the fight at 0:49...
On 1-19-13 in New York he won by TKO (4th round, 1:42) against Brandon Hoskins (16-3-1)...
 
2012 – on 11-3-12 in Montréal he won by knockout (1st round, 0:37) against Cesar Chavez (20-2)...
On 9-13-12 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (1st round) against Xavier Toliver (23-8): Mikaël scored a knockdown in the 1st round, and...
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background
AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Mikaël started boxing at the age of nine, trained by his father, a former boxer…he reportedly had 167 amateur fights, with a record of 138-29…
He told Anson Wainwright of 15rounds.com [excerpts]: “My father is my coach and we have a one of a kind relationship, boxing is his passion and he is the best to me.
“When I was young I used to do all the sports, before boxing I played Football, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Snowboard, skateboard…. My dad was a boxer when he was younger and once I was in a basketball tournament and he told me – if you score a couple times I will bring you to the boxing gym. I was amazed. I scored, he brought me to the gym, and my great career began.
“The great thing about amateur boxing is that it made me travel a lot. In 2004 I won a Silver Medal at the Youth Pan Am Games in Colorado Springs. In 2005 I went in Liverpool, England for the Youth World Championship and I got ranked 5th. In 2007 I went to the Junior World Championship in Morocco, and in 2009 In Italy for the Senior World Championship. In Italy I fought the Moroccan guy and I won 10-2. Then I fought the Cuban Carlos Banteuax Suarez and I won 5-2, and finally I lost to the guy from Uzbekistan. I got ranked 5th in that tournament. Early in 2009 we had a dual match in Canada against Germany, I won against Jack Culcay and he is the one who won the 2009 World Championship in Italy.” [End Wainwright item]
AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS:
2009 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Milan, Italy, 151 pounds: in his first fight on 9-6-09 he wo a 10-2 decision against Medhi Khalsi of Morocco; in his second fight on 9-7-09 he won a 5-2 decision against Carlos Banteur of Cuba; in the quarterfinals on 9-9-09 he lost a 5-2 decision against Boturjon  Mahmudov of Uzbekistan…
2009 BATALLA DE CARABOBO –...
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Biography
  • Twitter: @MikaelZewski
  • Ranked WBO #7, WBC #10 at 147 pounds…
  • Former NABF welterweight champion, one successful defense…
  • 2009 Canadian Final Team Selection (amateur), 151 pounds – Gold Medalist…
  • 2006 Canadian Junior National Championships (amateur), 132 Pounds – Gold Medalist…

At the age of 26, Mikaël is a five-year pro. A rising young contender at 147 pounds, he is a former amateur standout.

On December 13, he won a 10-round majority decision against Jeremy Bryan.

ESPN.com's Dan Rafael reported from ringside [excerpts]: Mikael Zewski got a serious test from Jeremy Bryan in a 10-round majority decision. Two judges favored the harder-punching Zewski 97-93 and one scored the fight 95-95. Zewski suffered a cut over his right eye from a punch in the first round but his corner did a fine job of keeping it closed for the rest of the fight. [End Rafael item]

Mikaël said, “My father, who also trains me, taught me to believe in ‘old school,’ whether it’s training or fighting or lifestyle. You have to earn it with your work and your sweat. You run, work in the gym, you focus your mind on it and then on fight night, you fight. I’m young, I’m healthy and I’m ready.”

Manager Cameron Dunkin said, “I have a lot of confidence in the abilities of Mikaël and his father and trainer Jean. I’ve had the good fortune of managing a good many world champions, and I think Mikaël has all the important ingredients to become one in the future.”

Fight History

Fight by Fight – 2014 – 1ST NABF W TITLE DEFENSE - on 12-13-14 in Las Vegas, NV, he won a 10 round majority decision against Jeremy Bryan (17-4): the bout was on the undercard of the Timothy Bradley Jr.-Diego Chaves main event, and it was a good fight; Mikaël pressed forward and consistently landed the harder punches, but Bryan kept him off-balance with almost constant movement and scored with counterpunches; scored 97-93, 97-93, 95-95...

On 10-4-14 in Atlantic City, NJ, he won by knockout (2nd round, 2:22) against Roberto Ventura (13-9)...

WON VACANT NABF W TITLE – on 6-28-14 in Omaha, NB, he won by knockout (4th round, 1:05) against Prince Doku Jr. (18-5)...

On 1-18-14 in Montréal, QUE, he won by TKO (7th round, 0:46) against Krzysztof Szot (18-10-1)...

 

2013 – on 11-30-13 in Québec City, QUE, he won by TKO (3rd round, 2:01) against Ryan Davis (24-11-3)...

On 10-12-13 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (5th round, 3:00) against Alberto Herrera (9-9-1)...

On 6-15-13 in Dallas, TX, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against lefthanded Damian Frias (19-7-1): scored 77-74 on all three scorecards...

On 4-13-13 in New York, NY, he won by knockout (2nd round) against Daniel Sostre (11-8-1): Mikaël scored two knockdowns in the 2nd round, and the referee stopped the fight at 0:49...

On 1-19-13 in New York he won by TKO (4th round, 1:42) against Brandon Hoskins (16-3-1)...

 

2012 – on 11-3-12 in Montréal he won by knockout (1st round, 0:37) against Cesar Chavez (20-2)...

On 9-13-12 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (1st round) against Xavier Toliver (23-8): Mikaël scored a knockdown in the 1st round, and Toliver did not continue after the round...

On 6-9-12 in Las Vegas, NV, he won by knockout (3rd round) against John Grimaldo (8-1): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley Jr. main event, and Mikaël quickly overpowered him; Grimaldo was cut over his left eye in the 2nd round; Mikaël scored a knockdown with a left hook that dropped Grimaldo to one knee in the 3rd, and he was counted out at 0:59…

On 4-14-12 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (6th round, 2:46) against Brandon Baue (12-5)…

On 3-17-12 in Atlantic City, NJ, he won by TKO (1st round, 1:32) against Joel Vargas (3-5-1)…

 

2011 – on 11-11-11 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (5th round, 2:43) against TKOd Gundrick King (16-6)…

On 10-22-11 in New York, NY, he won by knockout (1st round) against Keuntray Henson (4-3): Mikael scored a knockdown in the 1st round, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:27…

On 5-21-11 in Montréal, QUE, he won by knockout (3rd round, 1:44) against Ruben Galvan (27-16-4)…

On 4-9-11 in Las Vegas he won a 4 round split decision against Clint Coronel (4-1-2): scored 60-54, 59-55 Zewski, 60-54 Coronel…

On 3-4-11 in Indio, CA, he won by TKO (3rd round) against Gerardo Prieto (6-10-1)…

On 2-4-11 in Lares, PR, he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Joseph de los Santos (4-7-3): scored 59-55, 59-55, 60-54…

 

2010 – on 12-18-10 in Québec City, QUE, he won by TKO (2nd round, 2:59) against Leonardo Rojas (8-11-3)…

On 11-6-10 in Newark, NJ, he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Ardrick Butler (5-2): scored 40-36 on all three scorecards…

5-28-10 in Québec City he won by TKO (1st round, 1:45) against John Hoffman (11-24)…

On 5-1-10 in Iowa City, IA, he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Alexander de León (2-1-1): scored 40-36, 40-36, 39-37…

On 3-25-10 in Commerce, CA, he won by knockout (2nd round) against Moses Alvizo (debut)…

He debuted at the age of 21 on 2-27-10 in Augusta, GA, and won by TKO (3rd round, 1:39) against Kelvin Kibler (0-0-1)…

Amateur / Personal Background

AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Mikaël started boxing at the age of nine, trained by his father, a former boxer…he reportedly had 167 amateur fights, with a record of 138-29…

He told Anson Wainwright of 15rounds.com [excerpts]: “My father is my coach and we have a one of a kind relationship, boxing is his passion and he is the best to me.

“When I was young I used to do all the sports, before boxing I played Football, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Snowboard, skateboard…. My dad was a boxer when he was younger and once I was in a basketball tournament and he told me – if you score a couple times I will bring you to the boxing gym. I was amazed. I scored, he brought me to the gym, and my great career began.

“The great thing about amateur boxing is that it made me travel a lot. In 2004 I won a Silver Medal at the Youth Pan Am Games in Colorado Springs. In 2005 I went in Liverpool, England for the Youth World Championship and I got ranked 5th. In 2007 I went to the Junior World Championship in Morocco, and in 2009 In Italy for the Senior World Championship. In Italy I fought the Moroccan guy and I won 10-2. Then I fought the Cuban Carlos Banteuax Suarez and I won 5-2, and finally I lost to the guy from Uzbekistan. I got ranked 5th in that tournament. Early in 2009 we had a dual match in Canada against Germany, I won against Jack Culcay and he is the one who won the 2009 World Championship in Italy.” [End Wainwright item]

AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS:

2009 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Milan, Italy, 151 pounds: in his first fight on 9-6-09 he wo a 10-2 decision against Medhi Khalsi of Morocco; in his second fight on 9-7-09 he won a 5-2 decision against Carlos Banteur of Cuba; in the quarterfinals on 9-9-09 he lost a 5-2 decision against Boturjon  Mahmudov of Uzbekistan…

2009 BATALLA DE CARABOBO – Valencia, Venezuela, 151 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: in his first fight on 6-21-09 he stopped Yorman Amundaray of Venezuela in the 3rd round; in the quarterfinals on 6-22-09 he won a 4-1 decision against Carlos Sanchez of Ecuador; in the semifinals on 6-23-09 he won a 5-0 decision against Pedro Lima of Brazil; in the finals on 6-24-09 he lost a 5-0 decision against Carlos Banteur of Cuba…

2009 DUALS CANADA-GERMANY – Regina, Alberta, Canadad, 151 pounds: on 5-1-09 he won a 21-18 decision against Jack Culcay of Germany…

2009 CANADIAN FINAL TEAM SELECTION – Edmonton, Alberta, 151 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) on 2-24-09 he won a 29-19 decision against Josh Cameron; in the semifinals on 2-26-09 he won a 19-2 decision against Adam Trupish; in the finals on 2-27-09 he won a 15-1 decision against Nathan Kulczycki

2009 CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada, 151 pounds: in his first fight on 1-21-09 he won a 21-19 decision against Nathan Kulczycki; in the quarterfinals on 1-22-09 he lost a 7-4 decision against Custio Clayton

2008 CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, 141 pounds: in his first fight on 11-29-07 he lost a 23-16 decision against Jonathan Bochner

2008 CANADIAN FINAL TEAM SELECTION – Windsor, Ontario, 141 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: in the semifinals (his first fight) on 1-25-08 he won a 20-14 decision against Karim Ebead; in the finals on 1-26-08 he lost a 22-16 decision against Jonathan Bochner

2006 JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Agadir, Morocco, 132 pounds: in his first fight on 9-10-06 he lost a 14-13 decision against Hu Richabilige of China…

2006 BRANDENBURG JUNIOR CUP – Frankfurt and Oder, Germany, 132 pounds:in his first fight on 7-20-06 he lost a 35-21 decision against Gabor Gorbics of Hungary…

2005 WORLD CADET CHAMPIONSHIPS – Liverpool, England, 119 pounds: in his first fight on 10-12-05 he won a 19-8 decision against Ervin Szabo of Hungary; in the quarterfinals on 10-14-05 he lost a 40-28 decision against Viktor Maiseuev of Bulgaria…

2006 CANADIAN JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – St.Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada, 132 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) on 1-16-06 he stopped Corey Chase in the 2nd round; in the semifinals on 1-28-06 he stopped Jason Williams in the 2nd round; in the finals on 1-29-06 he won a 27-22 decision against Showcat Ali

2004 PAN AMERICAN CADET CHAMPIONSHIPS – Colorado Springs & Pueblo Colorado, 110 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST [incomplete results]: in the finals he lost a 14-8 decision against Jacinto Zambrano of Ecuador…

 

STRENGTHS: Has good skills and movement…has good punching power…had a strong amateur background…

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 5 years, 2 months…26 fights…95 total rounds…

AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 3.6 rounds…

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 76 %...

DISTANCE FIGHTS: 10 rounds – 1 (1-0)…8 rounds – 1 (1-0)…