Ukraine's boxer Oleksandr Gvozdyk won the belt of the WBC light-heavyweight champion of the world. The Ukrainian knocked out the host of the ring 41-year-old Adonis Stevenson. The victory came in the 11th round during the fight in Québec, ESPN reports.
31-year-old Gvozdyk now has 16 victories (13 KOs) in 16 fights on the professional ring.
Stevenson was more active during the fight than his opponent and most likely was winning on points. In the 10th round, Gvozdyk took a powerful hit, although the referee didn’t count the knockdown. But yet in the next 11th round, the Ukrainian conducted several powerful and accurate hits to the opponent's head and knocked Stevenson out.
Thus, Ukraine now got four world champions in the professional boxing. Apart from Gvozdyk, Oleksandr Usyk, Artem Dalakian and Vasyl Lomachenko possess such titles, too.