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Eimantas Stanionis, a 2016 Lithuanian Olympian—who won a gold medal at the 2015 European Championships—has displayed similar power and smooth punching ability in the early bouts of his pro career that made him such a highly-decorated amateur. Read Bio
Dec 16, 2020 / Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall, Los Angeles, California
Rising welterweight contender Eimantas Stanionis defeats Janer Gonzalez by ninth-round KO, delivering the second KO of the night in their headlining battle.
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Eimantas Stanionis News
The rising undefeated welterweight records his fourth straight knockout Wednesday night on FS1 PBC Fight Night.
The unbeaten welterweight graduates from prospect to contender with a clinical performance in the main event Wednesday night on FS1 PBC Fight.
The undefeated former Olympian is taking a huge step up in class versus dangerous Justin DeLoach in a welterweight showdown Saturday night on FS1.
Eimantas Stanionis Fights
Win vs Janer Gonzalez 19-3-1
Dec 16, 2020 • Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall, Los Angeles, California
Eimantas Stanionis WINS against Janer Gonzalez by KO in Round 9 of 10
Win vs Justin DeLoach 19-5-0
Nov 04, 2020 • Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California
Emantas Stanionis WINS against Justin DeLoach by KO in Round 9 of 10
Win vs Julio Cesar Sanchez 11-2-0
Dec 21, 2019 • Toyota Arena, Ontario, California, USA
Eimantas Stanionis WINS against Julio Cesar Sanchez by KO in Round 3 of 10
Win vs Evincii Dixon 9-23-2
Oct 26, 2019 • Santander Arena, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
Eimantas Stanionis WINS against Evincii Dixon by TKO in Round 1 of 8
Win vs Samuel Figueroa 11-1-0
Mar 09, 2019 • Dignity Health Sports Park , Carson, California, USA
Eimantas Stanionis WINS against Samuel Figueroa by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Erick Daniel Martinez 13-16-1
Jun 16, 2018 • The Ford Center at The Star, Frisco, Texas, USA
Eimantas Stanionis WINS against Erick Daniel Martinez by TKO in Round 3 of 8
Win vs Hector Munoz 25-19-1
Mar 10, 2018 • Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Eimantas Stanionis WINS against Hector Munoz by TKO in Round 4 of 8
Win vs Todd Manuel 14-13-1
Oct 14, 2017 • StubHub Center, Carson, California, USA
Eimantas Stanionis WINS against Todd Manuel by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Oscar Valenzuela 9-2-1
Sep 23, 2017 • Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Eimantas Stanionis WINS against Oscar Valenzuela by KO in Round 1 of 6
Win vs Isaac Freeman 3-5-1
Jul 30, 2017 • Rabobank Theater, Bakersfield, California, USA
Eimantas Stanionis WINS against Isaac Freeman by KO in Round 3 of 6
Win vs Rasheed Olawale Lawal 1-4-1
Apr 09, 2017 • The Novo at L.A. Live, Los Angeles, California, USA
Eimantas Stanionis WINS against Rasheed Olawale Lawal by KO in Round 1 of 4
Eimantas Stanionis Bio
2016 Lithuania Olympian Eimantas Stanionis fights with a veteran's poise and the kind of skill found only in the elite. Much is expected of the undefeated welterweight, who is being moved quickly as he prepares to take on the world's best 147-pounders.
From Fatherless To A Fighting Chance
As a fatherless, hyper-active eight-year-old in Kaunas, the second-largest city in Lithuania, Eimantas Stanionis was always fighting in the streets.
“[I was] always winning, winning, winning,” said Stanionis, who was raised by his mother, Aiste Dzidolikiene, and maternal grandparents after his father departed when he was two-years-old. “I’ve been fighting my whole life. My dad left us when I was a kid. My mother raised me and she’s the toughest person that I know.”
Aiste finally took her son to a local gym, where he learned mixed martial arts and, eventually, laced on a pair of boxing gloves at the age of 13 even though his head was often handed to him.
“That’s what motivated me to come back,” said Stanionis. “When you’re always winning and you lose, you want to get back at the guy who beat you. That’s what kept me coming back to boxing. I always like using my hands.”
As an amateur, Stanionis won 141 of 160 bouts, twice winning a pair of youth national titles, four senior national crowns and the 2015 European Championships. He also qualified to represent Lithuania in the 2016 Olympics in Rio, where he lost to the eventual welterweight silver medalist Shakhram Giyasov of Uzbekistan, 3-0, in the second round.
Stanionis earned his bachelor’s degree in Sports Science in 2017, the same year he turned pro by going 4-0 with three knockouts.
“When I became a professional after the Olympics, [his father] tried coming back into my life,” said Stanionis.
“I didn’t want to see him, because he left us when the times were tough. [His mother is] the one who used to drag me off the streets after I beat someone up. That’s what started me in boxing.”
Mowing Them Down
Stanionis won thrice more, two by stoppage, in 2018: Fourth- and third-round TKOs of Hector Munoz (March) and Erick Daniel Martinez (June) preceding a hard-earned eight-round unanimous decision over Levan Ghvamichava (August), who entered at 18-3-1 (13 KOs).
In 2019, Stanionis yet again won two of three bouts by stoppage, in succession, handling Samuel Figueroa (March) by eight-round unanimous decision before halting Evincii Dixon (October) and Julio Cesar Sanchez (December) by first- and third-round knockouts.
Figueroa, a southpaw, entered at 11-1 only to succumb to a Stanionis who had suffered torn ligaments and a broken right wrist during training two weeks prior to their fight.
“At the time, I didn’t know I broke my wrist. It was painful, but I had to fight. It was on TV and could not miss that chance. It’s funny, because my mother still doesn’t like me fighting. She stays in Lithuania when I fight,” said Stanionis.
“She is a very strong woman, and she never complained about anything. She did everything in a hard way and she had a hard life. I learned a lot of lessons from her. Nothing can break her. She’s the one who taught me to never run away from anything. I want the best fighters. I want to face the best welterweights in the world today.”
From Prospect to Contender
On Wednesday, November 4, 2020, Stanionis returned to the ring against the toughest opponent of his career, skilled boxer-puncher Justin DeLoach. Stanionis was at his best, delivering a ninth-round TKO victory in the main event of FS1 PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
In the early rounds, DeLoach had some success moving around the ring and by being the busier fighter against the patient Stanionis. The 2016 Lithuanian Olympian Stanionis continued to push forward and stay in the face of DeLoach, slowly finding a place to land left hooks and numerous body shots.
In round seven, Stanionis broke through with a combination straight right hand followed by a left hook to the head that staggered DeLoach. Stanionis was able to capitalize on the moment and continued to punish DeLoach, who was able to hold enough to make it through the round.
Stanionis finished the fading DeLoach in round nine, hitting him with a left hook to the head and body shot combo that put DeLoach on the canvas midway through the round. After rising from a second knockdown moments later, DeLoach was swarmed by Stanionis until referee Ray Corona stopped the bout 2:53 into the ninth round. Stanionis was the more accurate fighter according to CompuBox, landing 29% to DeLoach's 20% while besting him in total punches landed with a 124 to 118 mark.