“Nail” Gvozdyk wins WBC title, stops Adonis Stevenson
In not the most interesting world title fight we have ever seen as we have a new WBC light heavyweight world champion as well as lineal light heavyweight champion and his name is Oleksandr Gvozdyk as he defeated Adonis Stevenson at the Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
The bout was not the most exciting as mentioned above as Gvozdyk negated Stevenson’s power with movement, but neither landed a ton of clean punches Gvozdyk appeared to get the better of the action, but at the same time, it appeared it was more because of Adonis Stevenson being 41-years-old.
The bout saw Gvozdyk using angles and outboxing Stevenson, but never pressed the action, which on enemy soil, is never the best thing. In the tenth round, Adonis Stevenson landed a clean left hand that nearly dropped Gvozdyk who went into the ropes and barely stayed upright.
Nonetheless, after reffing his own fight Gvozdyk called a headbutt without the referee’s discretion, Gvozdyk stopped Adonis Stevenson after a flurry of punches in the corner crumbled as he was motionless for moments after a straight right hand put Stevenson away.
With Stevenson, no longer holding the WBC light heavyweight title, it appears the division he held up for roughly five-and-a-half years can now move on.