• March 30, 2019

WBC light heavyweight champion Oleksandr "The Nail" Gvozdyk defends his title against Doudou Ngumbu.

Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Doudou Ngumbu
Oleksandr Gvozdyk
Oleksandr Gvozdyk
Doudou Ngumbu
Doudou Ngumbu
Country UkraineUkraine FranceFrance
Age 31 37
Weight 174.7 lbs (79.2 kg) 174.3 lbs (79.0 kg)
Height 6′ 2″ (188 cm) 5′ 11″ (180 cm)
Stance orthodox orthodox
Record 16 - 0 - 0
(13 KOs)
38 - 8 - 0
(14 KOs)
KO% 81% 37%
Oleksandr Gvozdyk won by TKO.

Date and time

The fight will take place on March 30, 2019 at 10 pm.


2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Division Boxer №1 Boxer №2
welterweight Kudratillo Abdukakhorov Keita Obara
middleweight Christian Mbilli Chris Pearson
welterweight Fredrick Lawson Juan Ruiz
super lightweight Jose Lopez Askhat Ualikhanov
heavyweight Cassius Chaney Christian Mariscal
featherweight Donald Smith Jose Antonio Martinez
heavyweight Sonny Conto Omar Acosta
super featherweight Josh Ortiz James Thomas
super bantamweight Jeremy Adorno Sebastian Baltazar
Oleksandr Gvozdyk

It was a long journey for me to become a world champion, and I plan on showing everyone why I am the best light heavyweight in the world.
Ngumbu is a tough fighter who I cannot afford to overlook. My goal in 2019 is to unify with the other champions, but before I can do that, I have to take care of business on March 30.

- Oleksandr Gvozdyk,
WBC light heavyweight champion

Doudou Ngumbu

After 12 years and 46 fights in my career with serious opposition, I get my first shot at a major world title. I have the utmost respect for Oleksandr Gvozdyk, a great champion who took the WBC title in a war against Adonis Stevenson. It is not going to be easy, but I believe I am much more experienced as a pro and I intend to use that to my advantage.

- Doudou Ngumbu,
WBC light heavyweight title challenger

Oleksandr Gvozdyk is a Ukrainian professional boxer.
As an amateur he won a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics in London.

Gvozdyk is a good friend of Vasyl Lomachenko.

Oleksandr Gvozdyk's victories

Oleksandr Gvozdyk defeated Isaac Chilemba (RTD), Craig Baker (TKO), Adonis Stevenson (KO).

Oleksandr Gvozdyk's victories

Oleksandr Gvozdyk's victories

Adonis Stevenson in hospital after a knockout blow to the head

The defeats of Oleksandr Gvozdyk

Oleksandr Gvozdyk is an undefeated world champion.

Doudou Ngumbu is Congolese born French professional boxer competing in the light heavyweight division.

Doudou Ngumbu's victories

Doudou Ngumbu defeated Yoann Kongolo (MD), Bilal Laggoune (SD), Carlos Esteban (UD).


All three boxers had no defeats before fight with Ngumbu

Doudou Ngumbu's victories

Doudou Ngumbu's victories

Doudou Ngumbu vs. Andrzej Fonfara

The defeats of Doudou Ngumbu

Ngumbu has 8 defeats in his professional career, but only one of them by TKO.

  • Nadjib Mohammedi (TKO),
  • Igor Mikhalkin (3 times: MD, SD, UD),
  • Umar Salamov (UD).
The defeats of Doudou Ngumbu

The defeats of Doudou Ngumbu

Egis Klimas
Who will win: Gvozdyk or Ngumbu?

I am telling you that Oleksandr is the champion and he's going to be the champion for a long time. He's very motivated and focused.
He's in very good shape and he's training hard. He's very concentrated in this training camp and I've no doubt he's going to win as well.

- Egis Klimas,
Oleksandr Gvozdyk's manager

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