Former WBC world light heavyweight champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk hopes to get another shot at division’s unified champion Artur Beterbiev, Ready to Fight reports.
"Would I like to get a rematch? Of course. I will do everything in order to get this fight. But I clearly understand that it is out of the question at this moment. Now we need to be as pragmatic as possible. First, we need to restore confidence and get into combat rhythm. My goal is to become a champion of another organization. After that, I could have a unification bout against Artur. If he keeps the titles, of course. But I think he will because he is world's strongest light heavyweight fighter at this moment,” Gvozdyk said.
As we reported earlier, the unification bout in the light heavyweight division between Ukrainian Oleksandr Gvozdyk and Russian fighter Artur Beterbiev took place in the USA on October 18, 2019.
Beterbiev knocked Gvozdyk down three times in the 10th round, as the referee Gary Rosato immediately stopped 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.