Gvozdyk looks great; Toney faces Sheppard on May 13- News

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By Allan Fox: Unbeaten light heavyweight contender Oleksandr Gvozdyk (13-0, 11 KOs) looked great in beating Yunieski Gonzalez (18-3, 14 KOs) in a 3rd round TKO last Saturday night in the performance of the night on the Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Jason Sosa card at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The 29-year-old Gvozdyk ramped up his offense in the 3rd round after testing out Gonzalez’s chin with some fast punches that sent him down.

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Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Yunieski Gonzalez – Results

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By Jim Dower: Highly ranked light heavyweight contender Oleksandr Gvozdyk (13-0, 11 KOs) destroyed Yunieski Gonzalez (18-3, 14 KOs) in an impressive 3rd round knockout on Saturday night in the co-feature bout on the Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Jason Sosa card on HBO World Championship Boxing at the MGM National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

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Lomachenko-Sosa, Gvozdyk-Gonzalez & Usyk-Hunter tonight

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By Allan Fox: WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko is fighting tonight against Jason Sosa at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Lomachenko (7-1, 5 KOs) was originally hoping to fight Sosa (20-1-4, 15 KOs) in a unification fight, but instead the fighter from Camden, New Jersey vacated his WBA title. Lomachenko will be fighting the 29-year-old Sosa with just his own WBO title on the line tonight.

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Lomachenko vs Sosa, Usyk vs Hunter & Gvozdyk-Gonzalez – Official weights

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By Allan Fox: WBO World super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (7-1, 5 KOs) made weight on Friday in coming in at 129.6 pounds for his title defense against former WBA World champion Jason Sosa (20-1-4, 15 KOs) on Saturday night on April 8 at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The Lomachenko-Sosa fight card will be televised on HBO World Championship Boxing at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Sosa came in over the limit at 130.2 lbs.

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Gvozdyk-Gonzalez and Usyk-Hunter on April 8

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By Jim Dower: Unbeaten WBO cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (11-0, 10 KOs) will be defending his title against unbeaten 2012 Olympian Michael Hunter (12-0, 8 KOs) on April 8 on the undercard of the Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Jason Sosa at the Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD. The fights will be on HBO Championship Boxing.

Also on the card is unbeaten #6 WBO, #6 WBC, #7 IBF light heavyweight contender Oleksandr Gvozyk (12-0, 10 KOs) facing Yunieski Gonzalez (18-2, 14 KOs) in a 10 round fight. All three of these fights – Lomachenko vs. Sosa, Usyk vs. Hunter and Gvozdyk vs. Gonzalez – will be televised on HBO Boxing. It should be a great televised card for the fans. It’s definitely be one of the best card on regular HBO that’s for sure.

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Beterbiev wants Barrera or Gvozdyk for eliminator fight

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By Allan Fox: Undefeated #2 IBF Artur Beterbiev (11-0, 11 KOs) is hoping that either #9 IBF Sullivan Barrera or Oleksandr Gvozdyk will agree to face him in an International Boxing Federation eliminator bout in his next fight to decide the #1 mandatory challenger to IBF light heavyweight champion Andre Ward.

Thus far, #4 Sean Monaghan and #5 Enrico Kölling has said to have chosen not to take the fight with Beterbiev. Beterbiev is counting on Sullivan Barrera agreeing to the fight. He recently picked up an impressive stoppage win over contender Vyacheslav Shabranskyy.

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Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Isaac Chilemba tonight

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By Eric Baldwin: Light heavyweight contenders Isaac Chilemba (24-4-2, 10 KOs) and the unbeaten NABF 175lb champion Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk (11-0, 9 KOs) will be facing each other tonight in a 10 round scheduled fight on HBO pay-per-view at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gvozdyk is a slight favorite to win the fight.

Bovada has the 29-year-old Gvozdyk as the favorite by the line -260 to +200 for Chilemba. They obviously feel that Gvozdyk’s punching power advantage will be the deciding factor in the fight. However, given that the odds are so close suggests that Gvozdyk is not a rock solid favorite to win the fight.

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Chilemba vs. Gvozdyk added to Kovalev-Ward

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Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (24-4-2, 10 KOs) will return to the United States on Saturday, Nov. 19 to face dangerous light heavyweight prospect and NABF Light Heavyweight Champion Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk (11-0, 9 KOs) in a ten round bout as part of the Kovalev vs. Ward “Pound for Pound” pay-per-view telecast live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The bout will be presented by Main Events in association with Top Rank. The event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Chilemba, 29, a native of Blantyre, Malawi fighting out of Johannesburg, South Africa, is coming off a hard-fought loss against WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev. Isaac holds the impressive distinction as only the second fighter in Kovalev’s career to go the full 12 rounds. The only is future Hall-of-Famer Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins. In doing so, Chilemba managed to raise more than a few eyebrows among boxing fans and media.

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