Zhilei Zhang Crushes Craig Lewis In Two Rounds!

Zhilei Zhang Gets A Quick KO!

Zhilei Zhang poses at weigh-in for heavyweight fight with Craig Lewis
Zhilei Zhang

Zhilei Zhang Quickly Blows Passed Craig Lewis!

In rather predictable fashion, heavyweight Zhilei “Big Bang” Zhang (23-0-1,18 KO’s) bounced back into the win column following his February draw with Jerry Forrest. Zhang achieved this by toppling Craig Lewis (14-5-1, 8 KO’s) by way of second round stoppage. Lewis is now on a four-fight losing streak as the Michigan native has not tasted victory since August of 2017.

Clearly Zhang was looking for a soft touch following his draw with Forrest. Currently ranked #8 (WBO) and #13 (IBF), it’ll be interesting to see how the Chinese heavyweight follows this win up. Zhang, 38, does not have a great deal of time to squander if he hopes to get his hands on a heavyweight title.


In the opening round, southpaw Lewis came out and set the pace with his foot work and jab. For his part, Zhang followed behind trying to find his range. Neither fighter landed anything of real note. This would change in a hurry!

After a lowkey first minute in the second, the Big Bang nailed Lewis with a wide left hook that stole his equilibrium and sense of self. If not for the ropes, Lewis would have gone down. Instead he began weakly beating his chest in disoriented fashion and did some drunk stripper shoulder shimmy while shuffling across the ring.

The fight was allowed to continue for about another minute when Zhang caught Lewis with a straight left. This time he did touch the canvas and once again he was ready to fight after the eight count was administered. Yet before the fight could proceed, Lewis’ own corner threw in the towel. 

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By: Bakari Simpson

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