Gvozdyk will fight his next fight against Brazilian Rodriguez on September 30
WBC Ukraine President Nikolay Kovalchuk spoke about the preparation of the former world light heavyweight champion Alexandra Gvozdika (19-1, 15 KOs) for the next fight with the Brazilian Isaac Rodriguez (28-4, 22 KOs).
“Gvozdyk is going to the top. He is heading towards the championship and he has only such ambitions – champion ambitions. He was the WBC champion and his ambitions are very clear.”
“The war in Ukraine strengthened, became a catalyst, an impetus to resume the career of a professional boxer, and he did it. And when the heart is still beating for all of us here and you want to raise the flag of Ukraine so that the national anthem can be heard and the news spreads all over the world with the news that the light heavyweight champion Alexander Gvozdyk is again the champion – this motivates.”
“He trains very hard. Knowing now his daily routine, the number of training sessions and the amount of stress, and even analyzing his physical form before the last fight, we have never seen anything like this before. Moreover, the two world champions who now hold the belts of all boxing federations are representatives of our enemy – Bivol and Beterbiev.”
“He never talks about it, but I am convinced that for him the fundamental thing, the fundamental point, is to take away their belts from these guys, everything. Now his mood and attitude are such that he would box and win against both of these guys in one evening. He is so motivated, charged and athletic, and perhaps not only angry. And this is good. And his age, his sporting wisdom now only plays into his hands.”
Gvozdyk will fight his next fight against Brazilian Rodriguez on September 30 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas (USA) on the undercard of the fight between undisputed super middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and undisputed junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo.
The Ukrainian himself stated that his next goal is a rematch with Artur Beterbiev. In October 2019, Gvozdyk lost to Beterbiev in a unification fight for the IBF and WBC light heavyweight belts.
Gvozdyk fought his last fight in May. The Ukrainian knocked out Latvian boxer Richards Bolotniks in the 6th round, achieving his second victory after resuming his career.
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