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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
Back in December 2018, 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 10 years, at 41 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 42 more professional rounds, 154 to Gvozdyk's 112.
Stevenson vs Gvozdyk form
Stevenson 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 drawn with Badou Jack on 19th May 2018 by majority draw in their WBC World Light heavyweight championship fight at Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada.
Previous to that, he had won against Andrzej Fonfara on 3rd June 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBC World Light heavyweight championship fight at Bell Centre, Montreal.
Going into that contest, he had beat Thomas Williams Jr on 29th July 2016 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBC World Light heavyweight championship fight at Centre Videotron, Quebec City.
Before that, he had defeated Tommy Karpency on 11th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Light heavyweight and The Ring Light Heavyweight championship fight at Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto.
He had won against Sakio Bika on 4th April 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Light heavyweight and The Ring Light Heavyweight championship fight at Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City.
Gvozdyk had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated 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.
Previous to that, he had defeated Craig Baker on 19th August 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Pinnacle Bank Arena, Nebraska.
Going into that contest, he had beat Yunieski Gonzalez on 8th April 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill.
Before that, he had won against Isaac Chilemba on 19th November 2016 by technical knockout in the 8th round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had beat Tommy Karpency on 23rd July 2016 by technical knockout in the 6th round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Oleksandr Gvozdyk had been fighting more than Adonis Stevenson.
Going to this contest, Adonis Stevenson had last fought 6 months and 12 days ago, while Oleksandr Gvozdyk's last outing had been 8 months and 14 days ago.
Stevenson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.6 rounds on average.
Gvozdyk's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 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 (+140) underdog going into the contest, while Oleksandr Gvozdyk made his way into the ring at 57/100 (-180) with oddsmakers.