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Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs Ricards Bolotniks report
Who won Gvozdyk vs Bolotniks?
Oleksandr Gvozdyk beat Ricards Bolotniks by technical knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 6th May 2023 at Estadio Akron in Zapopan.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Canelo Alvarez beating John Ryder for the IBF World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight, WBC World Super Middleweight and WBO World Super Middleweight championship. Also, on the undercard Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela beat Steve Spark and Julio Cesar Martinez defeated Ronal Batista for the WBC World Flyweight title.
Gvozdyk vs Bolotniks stats
Oleksandr Gvozdyk stepped into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
Ricards Bolotniks made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw.
Oleksandr Gvozdyk was the older man by 3 years, at 36 years old.
Gvozdyk had a height advantage of 1 inch over Bolotniks. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Oleksandr Gvozdyk & Ricards Bolotniks fought out of an orthodox stance.
Gvozdyk was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 7 months later than Bolotniks, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 43 less professional rounds, 110 to Bolotniks' 153.
Ricards Bolotniks was ranked number 4 by the WBA in the 175lb division.
Gvozdyk vs Bolotniks form
Gvozdyk had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Josue Obando on 11th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their 6 round contest at The Derby Room Pomona at Fairplex, Pomona, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Artur Beterbiev on 18th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Light heavyweight and IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at Liacouras Center, Philadelphia.
Going into that contest, he had beat Doudou Ngumbu on 30th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Light heavyweight championship fight at 2300 Arena, Pennsylvania.
Before that, he had won against Adonis Stevenson on 1st December 2018 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBC World Light heavyweight championship fight at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.
He had beat Mehdi Amar on 17th March 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC Interim World Light heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Bolotniks had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Joshua Buatsi on 14th August 2021 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA Super World Light Flyweight eliminator fight at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Serge Michel on 2nd December 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Production Park Studios, Yorkshire.
Going into that contest, he had won against Hosea Burton on 26th September 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Studio 69, Riga, Latvia.
Before that, he had defeated Steven Ward on 14th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Brentwood Centre, Essex, United Kingdom.
He had beat Gasan Gasanov on 15th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Ricards Bolotniks had been fighting more than Oleksandr Gvozdyk.
Going to this contest, Oleksandr Gvozdyk had last fought 3 months and 27 days ago, while Ricards Bolotniks' last outing had been 1 year, 9 months and 24 days ago.
Gvozdyk's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
Bolotniks' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
What time did Gvozdyk vs Bolotniks start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 1:00 AM UTC at Estadio Akron, Zapopan, Mexico, which was 9:00 PM EST or 6:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 2:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Gvozdyk vs Bolotniks?
Gvozdyk vs Bolotniks was broadcast on DAZN Global in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by DAZN PPV.
What were the odds on Gvozdyk vs Bolotniks?
Oleksandr Gvozdyk was a 7/50 (-710) favourite going into the contest, while Ricards Bolotniks made his way into the ring at 4/1 (+400) with oddsmakers.
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