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Who won Gvozdyk vs Amar?
Oleksandr Gvozdyk beat Mehdi Amar by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 17th March 2018 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The scorecards were announced as 117-111, 116-112, 118-110 in favor of winner Oleksandr Gvozdyk.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
This contest was for the vacant WBC light heavyweight championship of the world.
Gvozdyk vs Amar stats
Oleksandr Gvozdyk stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Mehdi Amar made his way to the ring with a record of 34 wins, 5 loses and 2 draws.
Oleksandr Gvozdyk was the younger man by 5 years, at 35 years old.
Both Oleksandr Gvozdyk & Mehdi Amar fought out of an orthodox stance.
Gvozdyk was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 27 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 10 year and 5 months later than Amar, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 98 more professional rounds, 98 to Amar's 0.
Oleksandr Gvozdyk went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBC at light heavyweight.
Mehdi Amar was ranked number 10 by the WBC in the 175lb division.
Gvozdyk vs Amar form
Oleksandr Gvozdyk had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Craig Baker on 19th August 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Pinnacle Bank Arena, Nebraska, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Yunieski Gonzalez on 8th April 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill.
Going into that contest, he had won against Isaac Chilemba on 19th November 2016 by technical knockout in the 8th round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Tommy Karpency on 23rd July 2016 by technical knockout in the 6th round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Nadjib Mohammedi on 9th April 2016 by knockout in the 2nd round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Gvozdyk's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 9 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.
Amar's last 4 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 8 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
What time did Gvozdyk vs Amar start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was around 1:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Gvozdyk vs Amar?
Oleksandr Gvozdyk was a 1/100 (-10000) favourite going into the contest, while Mehdi Amar made his way into the ring at 18/1 (+1800) with oddsmakers.