Artur Beterbiev knocks out Oleksandr Gvozdyk

Source : 112 Ukraine

It was intersting in Philadelphia
12:37, 19 October 2019

East Side Boxing

A unifying battle took place in the USA for the titles of the world light heavyweight champion according to WBC and IBF between Ukrainian Oleksandr Gvozdyk and Russian fighter Artur Beterbiev

Vasyl Lomachenko and Oleksandr Usyk came to support the Ukrainian boxer. Tyson Fury, the British boxer, was also presented at the fight. Usyk called Fury his potential dangerous rival, they looked at each other, shook hands and dispersed. 

Gvozdyk won the first round as he fought on the distance. But then Beterbiev drove the Ukrainian into the ropes and attacked his left and Hvozdyk fall down. The referee counted the knock-down but it was cancelled later. 

Up to the ninth round Hvozdyk was active and attacked with a small breaks. He blocked attacks of Artur Beterbiev and contreattacked with the shots in head and body. On its part Beterbiev responded with powerful side kicks and direct punches. 

"We work in the gym We work hard, and we have some targets," Beterbiev said. "My first target, second target and other one comes soon."

"It doesn’t matter {who I fight next.} Anyone. I’m focused on title, not on name," he added. 

In the ninth round Gvozgyk was exhausted and he started to miss the punches. Things got worse for the Ukrainian boxer in the tenth round. He fall on the ring but the knock down was dissallowed again. 

As the East Side Boxing reports, Beterbiev knocked down Gvozdyk three times in the 10th, as the referee Gary Rosato immediately waved off the fight following the third knockdown.

Beterbiev (15-0, 15 KOs) was behind on two of the three judges’ scorecards at the time of the stoppage.

It stands to mention that it was the first loss for Oleksandr Gvozdyk in his carreer. 

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