Former light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson fought for his life in 2018, when after a defeat to Alexander Gvozdyk he suffered a stroke in December and was induced into a pharmacological coma. Superman’s brain was saved, the boxer woke up, and now gradually undergoes the recovery process at home. Unfortunately, his personal life after that was destroyed.
Former WBC light heavyweight champion Alexander Gvozdyk (17-1, 14 KOs) announced his desire to face Arthur Beterbiev (15-0, 15 KOs) in a rematch. In October 2019 in Philadelphia, Gvozdyk lost to the Russian by knockout in the 10th round and lost his WBC belt, although at the time of the stoppage he was leading on points.
In this episode Danny Z and Michael "Shep" Shepherd review Beterbiev vs Gvozdyk fight and preview Josh Taylor vs Regis Prograis and Shakur Stevenson vs Joet Gonzalez battles.
Full fight video, which became the main event of the evening in Philadelphia at the Liacouras Center arena, and where two undefeated world champions Artur Beterbiev (14-0, 14 KOs) and Oleksandr Gvozdyk (17-0, 14 KOs) met. It was the first match in the history of the light heavyweight division in which two unbeaten boxers collided. Also it was a rematch a kind of their amateur meeting in 2009, when Beterbiev scored a second TKO win due to Gvozdyk's nose injury.
WBC light heavyweight champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk (17-0, 14 KOs) and IBF title holder of Artur Beterbiev (14-0, 14 KOs) successfully passed the official weigh-in procedure. The Ukrainian was 174.3, the Russians was 174.5. Live broadcast of the match will take place on October 19 beginning at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.