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Gvozdyk discharged from hospital in Philadelphia, diagnosed with minor concussion

Ukrainian boxer spent two nights in the hospital after the bout with Beterbiev
11:28, 21 October 2019

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Ukrainian boxer, former world light-heavyweight champion, Oleksandr Gvozdyk was discharged from hospital in Philadelphia after being diagnosed with a minor concussion. Ukrainian athlete spent two nights in hospital after a fight with Russian Artur Beterbiev, ESPN reports.

Ukrainian trainer Teddy Atlas said: "All is clear, no [brain] bleed or anything. Thank God, just a minor concussion from the hits to the back of the head they said, but we needed to be sure”.

Related: Gvozdyk does not rule out potential change of weight category

As we reported earlier, a unifying battle for the WBO and IBF light-heavyweight titles between Ukrainian Oleksandr Gvozdyk and Russian fighter Artur Beterbiev took place in the USA, on October 18.

As the East Side Boxing reported, Beterbiev knocked down Gvozdyk three times in the 10th, 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.

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. 

Related: Artur Beterbiev knocks out Oleksandr Gvozdyk

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