Gvozdyk Wins Interim Title

Former Olympian wins UD

From The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden Oleksandr Gvozdyk (15-0,12KO’s) took on Mehdi Amar (34-6-2,16KO’s) for the Interim WBC Light Heavyweight Title on Top Rank on ESPN. Gvozdyk came out pumping his jab as Amar stood in front of him, from the onset you could see the difference in skills. Gvozdyk was being methodical giving Amar different angles and putting on a lot of mental pressure on Amar.

In the fourth round Gvozdyk hurt Amar with a textbook one, two combination the pushed Amar to the ropes. By the midway point Gvozdyk was having his way but Amar kept coming landing a few shots of his own, just not enough to win rounds. Gvozdyk however would tend to go straight back and stay squared up in front of Amar which made for a good exchange in the seventh round.

Amar was game throughout but simply didn’t have the power to keep Gvozdyk off him. Gvozdyk for his part must work on some defense as he had way too many lapses in there. Amar showed a tremendous amount of heart as he was taking a beating but never stopped trying. Gvozdyk would go on to get the unanimous decision (117-111,116-112,118-110) to give him the Interim WBC Light Heavyweight Title.

Credit: Top Rank on ESPN

Basically this puts him in line to face the Winner of Badou Jack vs Adonis Stevenson and a shot at the WBC Light Heavyweight Title.

By: Wilson Urena