Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk nailed down the very primary defense of the WBC light heavyweight domain, knocking out Doudou Ngumbu from the fifth round.
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Ngumbu (38-9, 14 KOs) injured his right calf and could not last forcing referee Eric Dali to block the fight.
Gvozdyk (17-0, 14 KOs) commanded the action and had been well on his way to success once Ngumbu’s injury happened. He landed 4-7 of 204 punches, while Ngumbu landed 18 of 108.
“It wasn’t exactly what I expected, but that I did my best,” Gvozdyk explained. “Sometimes this occurs in the game of boxing. This is exactly what it is.
“My objective is to unite titles. I will wait to find out exactly what my team informs me to do next. ”
A 10-round majority draw against the upset-minded Philadelphia indigenous Ray Robinson left both fighters unsatisfied.
Kavaliauskas (21-0-1, 17 KOs) pushed the action, but guy has been hurt in what was primarily a strategic competition. Even the scorecards (97-93 Robinson, 95-95 2x) reflected a fight with numerous wing rounds.
To get Kavaliauskas, he hopes this bout leads to a name prospect.
“I won the fight, and that I won it clearly,” Kavaliauskas explained. “The Warriors didn’t agree, and I could ’t control what fight they were watching. I want to fight for a world title because I think this fight a success. I am still undefeated, and now that I understand I can beat all the winners at the welterweight division. ”
Robinson (24-3-1, 12 KOs) thinks he should be in line for an attempt at the pound-for-pound king.
“” I think every one in Philadelphia knows that I won this fight,” Robinson said. “In the end of the evening time, ” I understand I beat him. I’m the last person to beat Terence Crawford in the amateurs, and that’s that the fight that I want. ”
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