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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Christian Mbilli (14-0, 13 KOs) had been taken the distance for the very first time as a pro, pounding out an eight-round unanimous decision over Humberto Gutierrez (33-8-2, 22 KOs) at a super middleweight bout. Scores were followed: 80-72 and 79-73 (2x).

Jose “Chino” Lopez made quite the statement, forcing guy 140-pound prospect Askhat Ualikhanov to retire on his feces following sixth round. Lopez (12-1, 10 KOs) reignited his career, even since he gasped out of a second-round knock out loss last August. Ualikhanov (4-2, 2 KOs) saw his four-fight winning streak come to a finish.

In another of the largest plantations of 20-19, Juan Ruiz (22-4, 14 KOs) scored a fourth-round stoppage over long-time welterweight contender Fredrick Lawson (27-2, 21 KOs). Ruiz knocked Lawson down once and ended matters with a follow-up flurry.

Acosta got to his feet, but he had been in no position to keep on.

Jeremy “Magic Hands” Adorno was successful in his professional debut, shutting out Sebastian Baltazar (1 4, 0 KOs) via four-round unanimous decision (40-36 3x) at a super bantamweight bout.

Philadelphia indigenous Donald Smith (9-0, 6 KOs) knocked out Jose Antonio Martinez (11-18, 6 KOs) in round four to get a super featherweight fight.


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