Adonis Stevenson vs Oleksandr Gvozdyk

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Adonis Stevenson vs Oleksandr Gvozdyk
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Date: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Location: 
Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
175
Titles at Stake: 
WBC Light Heavyweight World Title (Stevenson's 10th defence)
Referee: 
Michael Griffin

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Canadaian 175lb WBC champion, 41 year old Adonis Stevenson, makes the 10th defence of his title, taking on undefeated Olympic bronze medallist, Ukrainian, Oleksandr Gvozdyk. Stevenson takes on Gvozdyk in his home country, coming off a hard fought draw against former WBC 168lb champion, Vegas based Swedish fighter, Badou Jack, coming from the brink of defeat, to rally late, hurt Jack, and keep his belt. Gvozdyk comes off an underwhelming UD win over 36 year old Frenchman, former European champion, Mehdi Amar.

Stevenson starts fast, but Gvozdyk is able to have his way for the early-mid rounds, hurts Stevenson, and appears to score a knockdown which the referee misses, Stevenson has his own success, but doesn't sustain it, and Gvozdyk is more consistent, Stevenson does rally later, appears also to score a missed knockdown, but in round 11, Gvozdyk hurts him badly, inflicts a beating, and finishes Stevenson off brutally, landing a jarring right hand against a vulnerable Stevenson to finish the fight.

Gvozdyk beats Stevenson by stoppage, wins the WBC title, puts himself in the mix amongst the best in his division, Stevenson is defeated for only the 2nd time in his career, losing his title.

After 10 rounds, Stevenson was ahead, one card had the fight even at 95-95, another had Stevenson in a slight lead at 96-94, whilst a third scored Stevenson ahead by a lot, 98-92, he was called 'criminal' by Gvozdyk's hotheaded trainer, Teddy Atlas, after the fight.

Tragically, Adonis Stevenson collapses in his dressing room after the fight and is rushed to hospital, he is in intensive care for a day, he does later gain stability and seems likely to live, but days after the fight, he is diagnosed with a severe traumatic brain injury. Stevenson's family thank thousands of concerned boxing fans and fighters for their support, but ask for people to respect their privacy.




Fan Cards: Adonis Stevenson vs Oleksandr Gvozdyk


scorecard by ITESTR
Round
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Total
ADONIS STEVENSON
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
96
OLEKSANDR GVOZDYK
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
94


scorecard by MJARSULIC
Round
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9
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Total
ADONIS STEVENSON
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
94
OLEKSANDR GVOZDYK
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
96


scorecard by THEICEMANJDOG
Round
1
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Total
ADONIS STEVENSON
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
95
OLEKSANDR GVOZDYK
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
95


scorecard by MARTIN EDEN
Round
1
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Total
ADONIS STEVENSON
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
96
OLEKSANDR GVOZDYK
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
94


scorecard by LUKASZRPB
Round
1
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Total
ADONIS STEVENSON
10
10
8
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
94
OLEKSANDR GVOZDYK
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
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95


scorecard by POWERPUNCHER999
Round
1
2
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4
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Total
ADONIS STEVENSON
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
94
OLEKSANDR GVOZDYK
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
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96


scorecard by THEUNDEFEATED
Round
1
2
3
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10
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12
Total
ADONIS STEVENSON
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
97
OLEKSANDR GVOZDYK
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
93


scorecard by NOCTISSOLID
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
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8
9
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12
Total
ADONIS STEVENSON
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
93
OLEKSANDR GVOZDYK
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
98


scorecard by FLOYD TOUGH COMPETITOR MAYWEATHER
Round
1
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ADONIS STEVENSON
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
94
OLEKSANDR GVOZDYK
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
96


scorecard by AKHMAT
Round
1
2
3
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9
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Total
ADONIS STEVENSON
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
94
OLEKSANDR GVOZDYK
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
96


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
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Total
ADONIS STEVENSON
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
95
OLEKSANDR GVOZDYK
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
95


scorecard by MCPHILLY84
Round
1
2
3
4
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9
10
11
12
Total
ADONIS STEVENSON
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
95
OLEKSANDR GVOZDYK
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
95


scorecard by THEALTERPLACE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ADONIS STEVENSON
10
10
8
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
93
OLEKSANDR GVOZDYK
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
96


scorecard by MIKE25
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ADONIS STEVENSON
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
93
OLEKSANDR GVOZDYK
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
97


scorecard by STEVEKRAZY
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ADONIS STEVENSON
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
93
OLEKSANDR GVOZDYK
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
97


scorecard by GOLD
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
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8
9
10
11
12
Total
ADONIS STEVENSON
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
94
OLEKSANDR GVOZDYK
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
96


scorecard by GOOSU
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
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8
9
10
11
12
Total
ADONIS STEVENSON
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
94
OLEKSANDR GVOZDYK
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
96


scorecard by SALTNUTZ1
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ADONIS STEVENSON
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
94
OLEKSANDR GVOZDYK
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
96


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

Interesting fight.

Stevenson proved to the world, just how much being a world champion means to him, as he came from the brink of defeat, to hurt Badou Jack with a sickening body shot, to then go to war with Jack, be virtually unable to stand at the last bell, to just hanging into his belts with a draw. Stevenson is good, we know that, he has been defended his WBC title 9 times, you can't be a world champion for that long if you are not good, but Stevenson is 40, he is very old, and if he was relatively fresh before the Jack fight, he isn't now, after that all out war, he must be declining, he is past his prime, but it is hard to consider him a shot fighter who just needs to retire, after his performance and effort against Jack.

Gvozdyk is 15-0, good record, he was a good amateur, 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, and as a professional, he has done well. I'm not sold on Gvosdyk, he is unbeaten, but I wasn't impressed by his last two performances, and I question whether he is good enough to achieve at this level. Gvozdyk did look great against Isaac Chilemba, on the Kovalev vs Ward undercard, made statements against Nadjib Mohammedi (stopped Mohammedi a round earlier than Kovalev) and Yunieski Gonzalez (stopped him in 3, Jean Pascal only edged Gonzalez 96-94), and some people are sold on Gvozdyk, think he is a good fighter, is amongst the best at 175, but he is unproven.

For Gvozdyk, this couldn't come at a better time, Stevenson's reputation has been helped by the Jack fight, so he would be more credited for beating him, but at the same time, he is fighting a 40 year old who was beaten up, almost stopped and pushed to his physical limit in his last fight, and Gvozdyk, at 31, 15-0, is as good as he will ever be, if he will ever be a world champion, this is probably his best chance.

Stevenson can be hurt, we know that, he was knocked out by Boone, dropped by Fonfara, in fights, when he is hit clean, he doesn't just walk through it, and he was so close to gone in his last fight, but how is Gvozdyk's chin?, he has been dropped, it was on the undercard of Crawford vs Postol, he fought Tommy Karpency (who Stevenson stopped in 3 a year earlier), he made a mistake in round 1, was hit clean, went down, wasn't seriously hurt, but it was a clean knockdown, Gvozdyk got up, came back to stop Karpency in 6, probably learned from that, it was a couple of years ago, but still, he was down, and in recent fights, I haven't been that impressed. Is Gvozdyk just not imoroving, and not world level? Is he underrated and does he just need a challenge? We'll find out on fight night.

Stevenson is a devastating puncher, he is explosive, has fast hands, throws every shot, attacks head and body, he is one heck of a front runner, and for 4-6 rounds, he is very dangerous, he is bound to gas out after 6 rounds, but for the opponent, getting to that stage is a challenge in itself, can Gvozdyk start the way Jack did and not let Stevenson hit him clean? If Stevenson hits Gvozdyk clean, can he soak it up? Can he recover quickly enough? Can he survive? If this goes past 6, and Gvozdyk isn't in a terrible way, how dangerous is he?, Jack couldn't put Stevenson away, Gvozdyk is bigger than Jack and hits harder, can he do what Jack couldn't? He doesn't have Jack's experience, probably not his output, he might not have Jack's offensive ability, variety.

There is no proof that Gvozdyk isn't good, as I think he isn't, I would not be surprised if I was proven wrong, and he beat Stevenson, proved himself at world level, but I think Stevenson will win this, I think it's levels, and when a fighter isn't good enough, fights a dangerous, fast starter like Stevenson, it will probably be a short fight. I think Stevenson will stop Gvozdyk in 4 rounds, I think the first 3 rounds will be tentative, negative, Stevenson will get Gvozdyk's respect as soon as he so much as hits his glove, Stevenson might nick the first few rounds by doing what work is done, but in round 4, he will find an opening, land a counter, hurt Gvozdyk, and it will take him about 25 seconds to blast him out of there.

For those that don't already know, this fight will be free on Showtime's youtube channel.

Oh damn nice...I didn't know that. Available in every country ? I'm from the Netherlands.

Gold's picture

I believe the youtube broadcast will be a rebroadcast after the Wilder vs. Fury main event. It probably is region locked to the US unless there isn't a network deal in the Netherlands, but there are easy ways around region locked content.

I actually think it is going to be free as a lead in to Wilder vs Fury. That is what was posted on r/boxing anyways.

I'm not sure, it depends on whether there is a different network there that has the rights to the content. However, you can easily mask your location with a VPN. I use epic privacy browser when content is locked for the US.

SalTnutZ1's picture

Just saw the latest betting line on this fight. They have Gvozdyk as the favorite, with a -175. That was the same number they had on Wilder earlier in the week, but that has moved over the week to -155. Will be interesting to see where those ends up after weigh ins, and into tomorrow. Could be an indicator, at least from the big boxing bettors, who they believe the real favorite is. Just thought that was interesting.

Gold's picture

I think Stevenson to win is a good value as the underdog, so it doesn't surprise me there was some betting activity on Stevenson. It's kind of surprising he's an underdog at all though.

SalTnutZ1's picture

I was surprised, too. I bet on OG, because I think he will win. I have a 3 fight parlay with him, Wilder, and Conquest, so we'll see how it goes, haha. I also laid one large one on Wilder straight up. But that number moving closer to Fury worries me as a Wilder fan. We'll see how it ends as more big money comes in tonight. I got him at -175 on Monday, and it shifted to -155 by this morning. This was all Bovada odds, BTW, Don't know what all the LV casinos have the numbers at.

Gold's picture

What made you put Conquest in the parlay? I don't know anything about him or Turchi.

SalTnutZ1's picture

Just good money to be made if it hits. Nothing in particular made me lean on him. I hit a decent one a couple weeks ago playing it a similar way, so taking a shot. Both have faced limited opposition. Both about the same size. But if I'm leaning on an relatively unknown guy, I'll go with the one who seemingly, had tougher comp, as I'd guess that a bad record in British boxing is better than a bad record in Italian boxing(that is bad records when looking at who each have faced).

That was an obvious KD. What BS.

House fighter gets hit with the most obvious clean KD and it is called a slip. Ridiculous.

Lol, ref misses a KD for Stevenson this time. Ridiculous.

Champion97's picture

Haven't seen the fight because it is not available in the UK, but I take my hat off to Gvozdyk, he's a good world level fighter. Stevenson has to retire now.

By the looks of it, Stevenson's speed, power, strength, early, was too much for Gvozdyk, but Stevenson is not a fighter who carries his attributes into the late rounds.

Stevenson should get recognition as a good fighter, and a fighter who wasn't acknowledged in his era, he proved he can dig deep, against Badou Jack, but his refusal to fight Kovalev has damaged his reputation, a shame, because he is underrated, was a champion for a while, didn't get dethroned until he was 40, that's some going.

Gvozdyk was very, very cautious for the first few rounds. That is how Stevenson won the first few rounds. Gvozdyk didn't want to get caught by that crazy power early, and the rounds ended up being close ones where Stevenson won by being the only one to land a few clean shots. Turned around after that.

What a finish! Gvozdyk followed his gameplan very well from start to finish outside of being caught by a left in the 10th round. Worked Stevenson with volume while punishing him with the right hand more often than Stevenson could land the left. Most of the time cut better angles to land that right. That's the southpaw killer. Never stayed in front of him and showed good defense picking off shots on his gloves. When Stevenson gassed, he capitalized with accurate powerful combos.

Great gameplan by Gvozdyk and Teddy Atlas.

Champion97's picture

What was more key in the fight?, Gvozdyk being a good fighter?, or more about Stevenson's age?, it is obviously both, but having seen the fight, which of the two would you say was more key in the fight?

It could go either way. Like you said, both definitely contributed. I'd say Gvozdyk being a good fighter. My reasoning would be that Stevenson smashed Badou Jack for the first six rounds. Gvozdyk lost rounds early, but they were relatively close cautious rounds, and he turned it around in the 3rd round by KDing Stevenson with a right hand(it wasn't called). Stevenson wasn't gassed by that point, Gvozdyk was just the first guy to consistently catch Adonis from the outside in a long time. Age definitely contributed to the late finish with Stevenson gassing, but most would agree Jack is one of the top LHWs, and Gvozdyk capitalized where Jack let Stevenson off the hook.

Champion97's picture

I would say that is because Stevenson has a vulnerable chin, but Stevenson, after 6 rounds, will always tire. Do you think Gvozdyk had the extra size and power to put a tired, hurt Stevenson over like Jack didn't?, because Stevenson was on tne absolute brink in rounds 7-9, Jack just didn't quite have the power to get him out of there. To catch Stevenson from the outside consistently is good, especially coming on strong as early as round 3, because before he blows a gasket, Stevenson is a monster. Where do you rate Gvozdyk based on this win? I assume definitely top 4, probably about as impressive a win as Alvarez's win over Kovalev would you say?

I think Gvozdyk had maybe a little extra power/size contributing, but he was also landing cleaner right hands than Jack did, and he definitely performed better in the first six rounds when Stevenson is at his best. Jack did more in the middle rounds, but I definitely still rate Gvozdyk's overall performance better. I had him ahead on points by multiple rounds when he finished Adonis.

I'd say about as impressive as Alvarez's win. That is right around where he'd rate(even with Alvarez). Not the guy I expect to be the man at LHW, but a solid boxer who impressively beat a longtime former champ.

Champion97's picture

I think the Russians are the top 2 at 175, you agree?

I have Bivol at the top. I'm not sure on Beterbiev, but I think his power makes him dangerous for anyone. I don't think there is a lot of separation in general.

Gold's picture

Woodburn, the Canadian judge, had it 98-92 Stevenson. An inexcusable scorecard.

Terrible card. Some of those rounds were close, I could see a draw, or maybe Stevenson up 1 if we're really pushing it and giving him every swing round. No way in hell he was up 6 points.

Gvozdyk did way better than Jack..he dominated really. Only lost the early 2 rounds because not much happened and 1 0r 2 rounds because he was careful. He beat Adonis up good and proper

Gold's picture

I agree. I think Jack would beat Stevenson in a rematch but not as easily as Gvozdyk. Gvozdyk proved a lot in this fight, Stevenson obviously still has great power and he was able to negate most of it, take what did get through and launch his own offense. Jack was too risk-averse in his fight to push Stevenson as Gvozdyk did.

Champion97's picture

https://www.boxingscene.com/adonis-stevenson-remains-hospitalized-intens...

I will pray for Stevenson's well being, this is a very dangerous sport.

Damn...there was a hell of a lot going on tonight sports wise, so I didn't really watch anything past a little bit of the immediate excited reaction from Gvozdyk/Teddy at the capture of a belt. I didn't realize Stevenson was in a bad way at the end of the fight. I hope for all involved that he recovers. It would be terrible to see his life taken in the ring.