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Who won Gvozdyk vs Gonzalez?
Oleksandr Gvozdyk beat Yunieski Gonzalez by technical knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 8th April 2017 at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill.
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).
Gvozdyk vs Gonzalez stats
Back in April 2017, Oleksandr Gvozdyk stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 12 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Yunieski Gonzalez made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Gvozdyk had a slight advantage in power over Gonzalez, with a 83% knock out percentage over Gonzalez's 78%.
Oleksandr Gvozdyk was the younger man by 2 years, at 30 years old.
Gvozdyk had a height advantage of 3 inches over Gonzalez.
Both Oleksandr Gvozdyk & Yunieski Gonzalez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Gvozdyk was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 3 year and 4 months later than Gonzalez, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 4 less professional rounds, 112 to Gonzalez's 116.
Oleksandr Gvozdyk went into the fight ranked number 8 by the WBA, 6 by the WBC, 6 by the WBO and 7 by the IBF at light heavyweight.
Gvozdyk vs Gonzalez form
Oleksandr Gvozdyk had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Isaac Chilemba on 19th November 2016 by technical knockout in the 8th round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Tommy Karpency on 23rd July 2016 by technical knockout in the 6th round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Nadjib Mohammedi on 9th April 2016 by knockout in the 2nd round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Mike Snider on 13th February 2016 by knockout in the 1st round at Sportsmans Lodge, Studio City.
He had defeated Cleiton Conceicao on 20th November 2015 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas.
Gvozdyk's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 4 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.
What time did Gvozdyk vs Gonzalez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 AM EST / 9:00 PM PST at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, United States, which was around 5:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Gvozdyk vs Gonzalez?
Gvozdyk vs Gonzalez was broadcast on HBO in the US.
What were the odds on Gvozdyk vs Gonzalez?
Oleksandr Gvozdyk was a 3/25 (-830) favourite going into the contest, while Yunieski Gonzalez made his way into the ring at 5/1 (+500) with oddsmakers.