Adonis Stevenson faces Oleksandr Gvozdyk on Dec.1

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By Tim Royner: World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman says WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis ‘Superman’ Stevenson will be defending his title against interim WBC champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk on December 1. This will be the first mandatory defense for the 40-year-old Stevenson in five years since his defense against Tony Bellew in 2013.

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Adonis Stevenson and Oleksandr Gvozdyk possibly headed for second purse bid

Image: Adonis Stevenson and Oleksandr Gvozdyk possibly headed for second purse bid

By Chris Williams: Due to the controversy surrounding Monday’s purse bid for WBC World light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson’s defense against mandatory challenger Oleksandr Gvozdyk, the World Boxing Council will be ruling this Thursday whether to stage a second purse bid. Monday’s purse bid took place in Manhattan in New York with Stevenson’s promoter Yvon Michel putting in the winning bid of $2.101 million in topping Gvozdy’s promoter Top Rank’s bid of $1.675.

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