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WBC light heavyweight world titleholder Olexandr Gvozdyk faces contender Doudou Ngumbu in a fight that will air live on ESPN in the United States at 10 p.m. ET Saturday from the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Gvozdyk (16-0, 13 KOs) won the title by defeating Adonis Stevenson by 11-round KO in December. He has won nine of his past 10 fights by stoppage.
Ngumbu (38-8, 14 KOs) is 4-1 in his past five fights, including a majority decision over Yoann Kongolo in May at the Palais des Sports in Toulouse, France.The Gvozdyk-Ngumbu world title fight on ESPN will begin at 10 p.m. ET Saturday.
The main event includes unbeaten welterweight contender Egidijus Kavaliauskas against Ray Robinson in a 10-round battle. With a victory, Kavaliauskas could position himself for a fight against the winner of the April 20 Terence Crawford-Amir Khan welterweight title bout.Light heavyweight world champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk is a thoughtful man. Trainer Teddy Atlas, who has spent a lifetime in the sport, calls him the smartest and most mentally strong boxer he has ever worked with.
So as Gvozdyk heads into his first title defense, it comes as no surprise that he is handling the assignment with a seemingly appropriate dose of introspection and professionalism. He knows what has happened in the past but also knows what he must do in the future.
Gvozdyk will defend his 175-pound crown against Doudou Ngumbu in the main event of a Top Rank Boxing on ESPN card on Saturday (10 p.m. ET with preliminary bouts streaming on ESPN+ beginning at 6 p.m. ET) at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. It’s a bout that comes almost four months to the day since Gvozdyk won the title in a fight that ended with Adonis Stevenson nearly dying after suffering a catastrophic brain injury and spending weeks in a coma.
“This is part of the sport,” Gvozdyk told ESPN. “We are supposed to be professionals. It’s a sad situation, but (Stevenson is) getting better. I’m not feeling any burden because he is doing good. Still recovering, but as far as I know he is doing good.”
Boxing history is replete with examples of fighters who are never the same following the death or severe injury of an opponent. They carry mental anguish over what they did, even though they did not mean to inflict such serious harm, and even though such harm is an assumed risk of every prizefighter. Gvozdyk is confident he will be able to handle itOleksandr Gvozdyk returns to the ring tonight in Philadelphia, making the first defense of his WBC light heavyweight title against Doudou Ngumbu in the main event on ESPN.
The action starts at 6 pm ET with the prelim bouts streaming live on ESPN+, and continues at 10 pm ET with the main card on ESPN.Gvozdyk (16-0, 13 KO) is coming off of a December stoppage of Adonis Stevenson, ending Stevenson’s long 175-pound title reign. Ngumbu (38-8, 14 KO) isn’t much of a challenge on paper, a 37-year-old veteran who has always been a level below the top tier of the light heavyweight division.
The co-feature will see welterweight contender Egidijus Kavaliauskas (21-0, 17 KO) look to take perhaps a final step toward a world title shot, as he faces Ray Robinson (24-3, 12 KO) in a 10-round bout.
The light heavyweight championship reign of Oleksandr Gvozdyk is officially underway.The unbeaten boxer from Ukraine will make the first defense of his 175-pound crown as he faces France’s Doudou Ngumbu, which headlines Saturday’s edition of Top Rank Boxing on ESPN live from the sold-out 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Penn.
Gvozdyk (16-0, 13KOs) weighed 174.7 for his first bout since seizing the World light heavyweight championship in an 11th round knockout of Adonis Stevenson last December. The career-best victory came at a heavy price, as Stevenson was left fighting for his life from head injuries sustained in the contest, but whom has since recovered.
Ngumbu (38-8, 14KOs) tipped the scales at 174.3 pounds for his first shot at a major title (for those who don’t hold the IBO in the same regard as WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO). A ring veteran of 12 years, the 37-year old Congolese boxer from France is best known for a hard fought 10-round loss to Andrzej Fonfara in a Nov. ’14 Showtime-televised headliner.
The winner of Saturday’s main event will next be ordered to face mandatory challenger Marcus Browne later this year.A pair of welterweight contests grace the undercard, with all four participants comfortably making weight.
“It’s always difficult to train with Teddy because he’s always demanding to be the best, each day. No day can you drift or something. It’s always difficult, super difficult, but it’s worth it. We’re not here to make it easy. It’s no pain, no gain.”
Atlas admits that he isn’t for everybody. Every few weeks, a manager or promoter will inquire about Atlas’ availability to train their boxers. For the most part, he declines these requests. Atlas has a conflicted relationship with boxing. He loves the purity of the sport but absolutely detests the business and unseemly side of it. Like every other individual who has decided to become a trainer, he has had relationships with boxers go sideways. To say he’s cynical about the game is a vast understatement.