8 months Gvozdyk retains WBC light heavyweight title as Ngumbu hurt Manilatimes |Sports
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Unbeaten Oleksandr Gvozdyk retained his World Boxing Council light heavyweight title Saturday (Sunday in Manila) with a fifth-round technical knockout of Doudou Ngumbu, who was halted by a right leg injury. Ukraine’s Gvozdyk, making his first defense of a title he won with a devastating knockout of Adonis Stevenson in December, improved to 17-0 with 14 knockouts. Although Gvozdyk had some trouble with Ngumbu’s awkward style, he connected with a hard right in the first round and a left hook in the fourth. The champion was leading on the cards when the proceedings at the 2300 Arena in ... more