• Fri, Oct 18, 2019

On Friday, October 18 at the Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, USA Artur Beterbiev will meet Oleksandr «The Nail» Gvozdyk for WBC and IBF titles in a 12-round light heavyweight fight.

Artur Beterbiev vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk
Artur Beterbiev
Artur Beterbiev
Oleksandr Gvozdyk
Oleksandr Gvozdyk
The Nail
Country RussiaRussia UkraineUkraine
Age 34 age 32 age
Height 5′ 11½″ (182 cm) 6′ 2″ (188 cm)
Reach 73″ (185 cm) 75½″ (192 cm)
Division light heavyweight
(175 lbs / 79,38 kg)
light heavyweight
(175 lbs / 79,38 kg)
Stance orthodox orthodox
Titles
IBF

WBC
Record 14 - 0 - 0
(14 KOs)
17 - 0 - 0
(14 KOs)
KO% 100% 82%
Artur Beterbiev won by technical knockout (TKO).

Date and Time

The fight night will begin on Friday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. (Philadelphia).

Arena

The professional boxing match will be held at the Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, USA.

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Beterbiev vs. Gvozdyk Full Fight Highlights

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Who is fighting on the undercard on Fri, Oct 18, 2019?

Division Boxer №1 Boxer №2 Notes
light heavyweight (175 lbs) Artur Beterbiev Oleksandr Gvozdyk For IBF and WBC titles
welterweight (147 lbs) Luis Collazo Kudratillo Abdukakhorov
light heavyweight (175 lbs) Michael Seals Elio Heraldo Trosch
super lightweight (140 lbs) Josue Vargas Johnny Rodriguez
super lightweight (140 lbs) John Bauza Donald Ward
lightweight (135 lbs) Joseph Adorno Damian Alejandro Sosa
super lightweight (140 lbs) Julian Rodriguez Leonardo Doronio
super bantamweight (122 lbs) Jeremy Adorno Misael Reyes
heavyweight (200+ lbs) Sonny Conto Steven Lyons
Artur Beterbiev

Artur Beterbiev

Artur Beterbiev is a Russian professional boxer.

Beterbiev remains undefeated as a professional.

Professional boxing record

  • Total fights: 14
  • Wins: 14
  • Wins by KO: 14
  • Losses: 0
  • Draws: 0
Oleksandr Gvozdyk

My first goal was to win a light heavyweight world title. Now, I want to unify the belts, and that mission starts with Artur Beterbiev. This is going to be a spectacular fight, one that the fans will enjoy. The fans asked for this fight, and we will deliver.
One thing I know is that I will be the unified champion. I have the best trainer, Teddy Atlas, in my corner. This is our third fight together, and under his guidance, I will continue to get better.

- Oleksandr Gvozdyk,
WBC light heavyweight champion

Artur Beterbiev Highlights

Oleksandr «The Nail» Gvozdyk

Oleksandr «The Nail» Gvozdyk

Oleksandr Gvozdyk is a Ukrainian professional boxer.

Gvozdyk remains undefeated as a professional.

Professional boxing record

  • Total fights: 17
  • Wins: 17
  • Wins by KO: 14
  • Losses: 0
  • Draws: 0
Artur Beterbiev

I wish to thank Top Rank and my opponent, Oleksandr Gvozdyk, for making this unification bout possible and giving the fans around the world what they want. This will be a great fight between the two champions who aspire to become the undisputed light heavyweight world champion.
I am looking forward to stepping into the ring on October 18.

- Artur Beterbiev,
IBF light heavyweight champion

Oleksandr «The Nail» Gvozdyk Highlights

Latest Odds

  • Beterbiev to win: 15/14
  • Gvozdyk to win: 5/6
  • Draw: 28/1

Prediction

Sergey Loktev
Who will win: Beterbiev or Gvozdyk?

Fans are always looking forward to the fights of boxers who do not yet have defeats. Especially if both boxers are world champions.
What will be the tactics of the battle of Beterbiev is clear to everyone - he will drag forward, throwing Gvozdyk powerful blows from both hands. The main intrigue of the battle is whether Oleksandr will be able to do something against this force pressure?
Gvozdyk is a real boxer. He works great on his feet, pulls his opponent with jabs, confuses, he has high boxing intelligence. But he really relies on his trainer Teddy Atlas, who first of all does the work of a psychologist, proving to his learner “don’t be afraid, you can do it”. Really, Gvozdyk is not confident in his abilities and he needs a person nearby who will always convince him that he is a “real champion”?

I believe that the repetition of the battle of Gassiev against Usyk will not take place. Beterbiev will win by knockout.

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sports editor

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