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Who won Gvozdyk vs Rodrigues?
Oleksandr Gvozdyk beat Isaac Rodrigues by knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 30th September 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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 Jermell Charlo 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 Yordenis Ugas was overcome by Mario Barrios for the WBC Interim World Welterweight belt, Jesus Ramos was defeated by Erickson Lubin, Elijah Garcia beat Jose Armando Resendiz and Frank Sanchez defeated Scott Alexander.
Gvozdyk vs Rodrigues stats
Back in September 2023, Oleksandr Gvozdyk stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
Isaac Rodrigues made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws.
Oleksandr Gvozdyk was the younger man by 2 years, at 36 years old.
Gvozdyk had a height advantage of 5 inches over Rodrigues. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Oleksandr Gvozdyk & Isaac Rodrigues fought out of an orthodox stance.
Gvozdyk was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 8 year and 6 months later than Rodrigues, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 46 less professional rounds, 112 to Rodrigues' 158.
Oleksandr Gvozdyk went into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBA, 5 by the WBC, 8 by the WBO and 11 by the IBF at light heavyweight.
Gvozdyk vs Rodrigues form
Gvozdyk had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Ricards Bolotniks on 6th May 2023 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Estadio Akron, Zapopan, Mexico.
Previous to that, he had defeated Josue Obando on 11th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their 6 round contest at The Derby Room Pomona at Fairplex, Pomona, United States.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
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.
Gvozdyk's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 18 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 Rodrigues start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 12:30 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Gvozdyk vs Rodrigues?
Oleksandr Gvozdyk was a 1/25 (-2500) favourite going into the contest, while Isaac Rodrigues made his way into the ring at 11/1 (+1100) with oddsmakers.