Willmar's Zalavas wins Medina Dinner Fights
Eloy Zavalas, Jr. of Willmar won a crowd-pleasing 3-round bout over Kevin Harper of Wadena at the Medina Ballroom in front of 480 attending the annual Dinner Fights on Saturday.
The evening features the state's top boxer at a fundraiser to send the Upper Midwest team to the Golden Gloves Nationals.
Zalavas won the first two rounds and then survived a third stanza of round-house hooks to the head in toe-to-toe fighting.
The next scheduled outing for the Willmar fight club is at Wadena on Feb. 11.