Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Stevenson vs Gvozdyk?
Oleksandr Gvozdyk beat Adonis Stevenson by knockout in the 11th round on Saturday 1st December 2018 at Bell Centre in Montreal.
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.
Stevenson vs Gvozdyk stats
Adonis Stevenson stepped into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 24 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Oleksandr Gvozdyk made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 15 wins and 0 draws, with 12 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Stevenson had a slight advantage in power over Gvozdyk, with a 83% knock out percentage over Gvozdyk's 80%.
Adonis Stevenson was the older man by 9 years, at 44 years old.
Gvozdyk had a height advantage of 3 inches over Stevenson. Despite this, he had 1-inch reach advantage.
Adonis Stevenson fought out of the southpaw stance, while Oleksandr Gvozdyk was an orthodox fighter.
Stevenson was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 16 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 7 years and 6 months earlier than Gvozdyk, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 56 more professional rounds, 154 to Gvozdyk's 98.
Stevenson vs Gvozdyk form
Oleksandr Gvozdyk had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Tommy Karpency on 23rd July 2016 by technical knockout in the 6th round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Nadjib Mohammedi on 9th April 2016 by knockout in the 2nd round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Mike Snider on 13th February 2016 by knockout in the 1st round at Sportsmans Lodge, Studio City.
Before that, 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.
Hehad won against Francisco Sierra on 19th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Sportsmans Lodge, Studio City.
Stevenson's last 4 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 11 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 11 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
Gvozdyk's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years and 8 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
What time did Stevenson vs Gvozdyk start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 1:00 AM UTC at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada, which was 8:00 PM EST or 5:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 1:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Stevenson vs Gvozdyk?
The fight was broadcast in the United States by ShowTime.
What were the odds on Stevenson vs Gvozdyk?
Adonis Stevenson was a 69/50 (+138) underdog going into the contest, while Oleksandr Gvozdyk made his way into the ring at 57/100 (-175) with oddsmakers.