Egidijus Kavaliauskas: Nationality, Ethnicity, and Religion

Published 08/14/2021, 5:02 AM EDT


‘Mean Machine’ Egidijus Kavaliauskas is yet to experience his breakthrough battle in the boxing universe. 22-1 as a pro, he could have been a superstar in 2019 had he beaten Terence Crawford for the WBO belt. However, against ‘Bud’ Kavaliauskas suffered what remains his sole loss in the professional circuit. The defeat prevented him from entering the top-tier slot and becoming a popular face as a belt holder.

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Nevertheless, traditional fans are well aware of the 33-year-old welterweight boxer.

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Kavaliauskas can thrill people of two countries with his success. A lot of it has to do with his nationality and current residence.

Despite residing and appearing in the USA, Kavaliauskas’ home country is Lithuania. Hence, he is a Lithuanian (nationality and ethnicity) by birth. However, Egidijus Kavaliauskas now stays in California, USA. These major transitions came because of his active participation in boxing.

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Egidijus Kavaliauskas was born on June 29, 1988, in Kaunas City of Lithuania. He began boxing over there and took part in a championship-level matchup in 2006. However, he made a name for himself with two Olympic appearances in 2008 and 2012. Following that, he turned professional in 2013.

According to Box Rec, the Lithuanian pugilist now stays in Camarillo, California. ‘Mean Machine’ is a great ambassador for the sport of boxing. Here’s more look into his carer.

Egidijus Kavaliauskas and his professional ride

After an unsuccessful stint at the London Olympics 2012, Kavaliauskas became a professional boxer a year later. The first bout saw him claim a UD win before he earned 11 straight KOs, which began from his second appearance. The Lithuanian boxer went unscratched for six years before a draw and loss against Ray Robinson and Terence Crawford, respectively.

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As of now, his record reflects 22 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw, with 18 of his 22 victories coming via stoppage. So, Egidijus Kavaliauskas has rightly alarmed the welterweight division. But can he secure that crucial win and get a crack at the world title again?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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