Whether it’s the amateurs or the pros, Artur Beterbiev (15-0, 15 KOs) has Oleksandr Gvozdyk’s (17-1, 14 KOs) number.
In a highly anticipated light heavyweight unification clash, the Russian stopped Gvozdyk in the 10th round to become the new WBC light heavyweight champion, in addition to defending his IBF title. As a unified champion, Beterbiev has the strongest case out of any to be the #1 fighter at 175 lbs. Ten years ago, he stopped Gvozdyk as an amateur, and now history repeats itself in a higher stakes matchup.
It was a great bout that saw Gvozdyk ahead on two of the three scorecards, but Beterbiev’s brilliant body attack broke the Ukrainian down steadily until he was noticeably hurt in the ninth round.