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Who won Gvozdyk vs Ngumbu?
Oleksandr Gvozdyk beat Doudou Ngumbu by technical knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 30th March 2019 at 2300 Arena in Pennsylvania.
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 WBC light heavyweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Kudratillo Abdukakhorov was victorious over Keita Obara and Ray Robinson beat Egidijus Kavaliauskas.
Gvozdyk vs Ngumbu stats
Oleksandr Gvozdyk stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 16 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Doudou Ngumbu made his way to the ring with a record of 38 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Gvozdyk had a massive power advantage over Ngumbu, boosting at 81% knock out percentage over Ngumbu's 37%.
Oleksandr Gvozdyk was the younger man by 5 years, at 34 years old.
Gvozdyk had a height advantage of 3 inches over Ngumbu.
Both Oleksandr Gvozdyk & Doudou Ngumbu fought out of an orthodox stance.
Gvozdyk was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 30 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 7 year and 1 month later than Ngumbu, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 229 less professional rounds, 98 to Ngumbu's 327.
Doudou Ngumbu was ranked number 8 by the WBC in the 175lb division.
Gvozdyk vs Ngumbu 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 5 years, 6 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.
Ngumbu's last 2 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 3 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 years, 1 month and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
What time did Gvozdyk vs Ngumbu start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 AM EST / 9:00 PM PST at 2300 Arena, Pennsylvania, United States, which was around 5:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Gvozdyk vs Ngumbu?
Oleksandr Gvozdyk was a 1/100 (-9999) favourite going into the contest, while Doudou Ngumbu made his way into the ring at 16/1 (+1600) with oddsmakers.