Alexander Gvozdik believes that his bout against Artur Beterbiev is the beginning of determining the absolute champion in the light heavyweight division. Boxers will meet in a unification match at stake which will stand the WBC and IBF belts.
The Ukrainian world champion in the WBC convinced to become the absolute world champion is to defeat all opponents.
How to determine the absolute champion? Here one way is perepechenova with each other. Our battle with Beterbiev will be a good start and example. Oh, and then solved. Championship? It’s a project, which in this case isn’t as profitable. Better, perhaps, to hold that such unification fights. Then athletes have more opportunities and better leverage to get himself more comfortable stay than to move strictly according to the contract, where you can oblige. The beginning of my battle with Beterbiev, and then we will see
– said Alexander.
Unification match Alexander Gvozdik – Artur Beterbiev to be held on 18 October in the USA. The exact venue will be announced later.
Carnations got the WBC on 1 December last year, when in Quebec city (Canada) knocked out veteran Adonis Stevenson. On the night of March 31, Alexander Gvozdik in Philadelphia held its first title defense. The Ukrainians confidently defeated the Frenchman Doudou Ngumbu.
Beterbiev won the IBF title on November 11, 2017. He met with the German Enrico kölling in the battle for the vacant title of world champion light heavyweight champion under version IBF. The Russian won by knockout in the 12th round.
After that, the Russians had two defenses of his belt. In October 2018, he knocked out the Briton Callum Johnson, and in may 2019 TKO defeated Radivoje of Kaleidico.
Other holders of the championship belts in the light heavyweight division
WBA – Russian Dmitry Bivol (Marcus brown is the interim champion)
WBO Russian Sergey Kovalev
The Ukrainian world champion
In the history of Ukrainian Boxing there was only one world champion. Oleksandr Usyk in the heavyweight division has collected all the championship belts in 2018. 22 July in Moscow was held the final of the world Boxing series between the Ukrainian Alexander Usik and Russian Murat Gassiev.
The unanimous decision of judges the victory was won by the Tendril. In 2019, the Mustache lost all the belts, and then the title of absolute world champion, as decided to change weight class.
At the moment the title of absolute world champion walks Vasyl Lomachenko. Ukrainian already has a belt WBO and WBA. 31 August in a fight against Luke Campbell Basil tries to win the WBC title. There will be only the IBF belt, which is owned by Richard Comm.