Another Ukrainian hope in the world of boxing will struggle for the WBC world champion's belt on Saturday. Oleksandr Gvozdyk, the undefeated fighter from Kharkiv, northeastern Ukraine is to stand against the reigning champion Adonis Stevenson.
Bell Centre arena in Montreal, Canada, will host the bout on December 1. It will be the 12-round contest for the champion's title in the light-heavyweight category.
Let's have a look at the statistics before the fight - as provided by Box Live:
According to badlefthook.com, 'Gvozdyk turned pro in 2014 after striking bronze at the London 2012 Olympics in a competitive light-heavyweight division; it is now that the 31-year-old is looking to join his former amateur teammates (Ukrainski Otamany boxing team, which used to include the famous world champions from Ukraine, Oleksandr Usyk and Vasyl Lomachenko - 112 International) in picking up a world title this weekend'.
'My entire career has prepared me for this fight. I have wanted to fight for a world title for a very long time, and the opportunity is finally here. Stevenson is a great champion, but his time is up. It doesn’t matter to me where I fight. The Canadian fans will boo me when I enter the ring, but the boos will turn to cheers after I show them what I am made of', the Ukrainian said when talking to the press before the fight, as quoted by the outlet.