One of the world's most famous boxing trainers Teddy Atlas spoke about an expected retirement of former WBC light heavyweight champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk during one of the episodes of his podcast.
According to Atlas, his fighter was ready to fight in April.
"I wanted him to have six months off after that tough Beterbiev fight. He fought a great fight. Then his promoter was going to bring him back. He was ready to return in April, we were ready to come back, and the promoters talked about the fight, but it did not take place. Then another one was canceled. Those things happen. If one of these fights took place, he would still be boxing. However, the fight did not happen," he stated.
Gvozdyk announced his retirement from the profession boxing last month. According to his manager, Egis Klimas, his client is stepping away from the ring to pursue business opportunities.
As we reported earlier, Gvozdyk's last bout against 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.