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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.