Live~Stevenson vs. Gvozdyk Boxing on Dec. 1 in Quebec City
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Stevenson vs Gvozdyk
SAT, DEC 01, 2018 6:45PM ET Eastern Time / 3:45PM PT Pacific Time Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Adonis Stevenson vs Oleksandr Gvozdyk Fight set for Dec. 1 in Quebec City
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Stevenson vs Gvozdyk Fight set for Dec. 1 in Quebec City . The 40-year-old Stevenson (29-1-1, 24 knockouts) will defend his WBC light heavyweight title on Dec. 1 against undefeated interim champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk (15-0, 12 KOs) at the Centre Videotron in Quebec City.
Stevenson vs Gvozdyk
The WBC let Stevenson steer around his previous mandatory challenger Eleider Alvarez by giving him a step aside fee. It’s unclear if Stevenson attempted to offer Gvozdyk, 31, a step aside fee to get him out of the way temporarily so that he can make arguably easier title defenses.
GYM CEO Yvon Michel added that Marie-Eve-Dicaire (13-0, 0 KOs), Oscar Rivas (24-0, 17 KOs), Mikael Zewski (31-1, 22 KOs) and Sebastien Bouchard (16-1, 6 KOs) will also be a part of this event.
Michel, who promotes two other light heavyweight champions, has a very busy schedule to close out the year.
GYM will be part of a Matchroom card on October 6th, when Artur Beterbiev (12-0, 12 KOs) will stake his International Boxing Federation ( IBF) world title against his mandatory challenger, Callum Johnson (17-0, 12 KOs), in Chicago.
As for his newest champion, Eleider Alvarez (24-0, 12 KOs), he is waiting for the outcome of the negotiations between GYM and Main Events with respect to the rematch against Sergey Kovalev (32-3-1, 28 KOs).
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Stevenson (29-1-1, 24 KOs) is boxing’s longest reigning world champion, having won the WBC 175-pound title in 2013. The Montreal-based southpaw will face his WBC-mandated challenger in Gvozdyk (15-0, 12 KOs), a Ukrainian with 12 knockouts in his 15 professional fights since a standout amateur career that included a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics.
In Gvozdyk, Stevenson will face his second consensus top-10 light heavyweight of 2018, following his Fight of the Year candidate draw with Badou Jack in May on SHOWTIME. Gvozdyk, an amateur teammate of fellow Ukrainians Vasyl Lomachenko and Oleksandr Usyk, earned the mandatory status with a near-shutout decision over Mehdi Amar in March.
“I’ve been pushing myself in training to be ready to put on a great performance December 1 and defend my title once again,” said Stevenson. “My old trainer, the late great Emanuel Steward, used to tell me that ‘knockouts sell’ and that’s what I’m going for in this fight. I know I’m facing a good boxer who’s coming in very determined. He’ll be ready, but it won’t be enough. It’s going to be show time on SHOWTIME and another victory for ‘Superman’.”
“I have been waiting for this title shot for a very long time, and I will take full advantage of the opportunity,” said Gvodzyk. “It doesn’t matter where we fight. I am fully prepared to become the new WBC light heavyweight champion. Canada, ‘The Nail’ is coming to put on a show!”