Artur Beterbiev vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk Fight Results

King Artur: Beterbiev KOs Gvozdyk

Artur Beterbiev unifies WBC/IBF Light Heavyweight titles with 10th-round TKO over Oleksandr Gvozdyk

PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 18, 2019) — It was a savage Light Heavyweight battle that lived up to the Philadelphia billing.

Artur Beterbeiv, in a back-a-forth affair, knocked out Oleksandr Gvozdyk in the 10th round to unify the WBC/IBF light heavyweight titles Saturday evening at the Liacouras Center.

Beterbiev knocked down Gvozdyk three times in the 10th, as referee Gary Rosato immediately waved off the fight following the third knockdown.

Beterbiev (15-0, 15 KOs) was behind on two of the three judges’ scorecards at the time of the stoppage.

“We work in the gym We work hard, and we have some targets,” Beterbiev said. “My first target, second target and other one comes soon.

“It doesn’t matter {who I fight next.} Anyone. I’m focused on title, not on name.”

Abdukakhorov Defeats Collazo

Kudratillo Abdukakhorov (17-0, 9 KOs) maintained his status as the IBF No. 1 welterweight contender, scoring a unanimous technical decision (99-91, 98-92 and 97-93) over former world title challenger Luis Collazo (39-8, 20 KOs) after a cut opened up above Collazo’s right eye in the 10th and final round.

“I am the IBF No. 1 contender, and I would like to fight for the title fight next,” Abdukakhorov said. “I wanted to fight Errol Spence Jr., but unfortunately he got in a car accident. I wish him a speedy recovery, and if he’s ready to fight soon, I would like to fight him. If he has to vacate the title, then I will fight whoever they put in front of me.”

Collazo injured his biceps in the fifth round and was unable to throw his left hand much throughout the second half of the fight.

“Hey, it is what it is. This is part of the sport,” Collazo said. “We’ll see what’s next.”

— South Philadelphia-born heavyweight sensation Sonny “The Bronco” Conto (5-0, 4 KOs) knocked out Steven Lyons (5-6, 2 KOs) following the conclusion of the first round after Lyons cited an injury.

— Light heavyweight contender Michael Seals (24-2, 18 KOs) knocked out Elio Trosch (14-9-2, 7 KOs) with a left hook at 1:38 of the opening round. Seals has won three in a row by knockout.

— Joseph “Blessed Hands” Adorno (14-0, 12 KOs) made quick work of Damian Sosa (9-3, 7 KOs), knocking out the Argentine veteran in the second round of a scheduled eight-round lightweight bout.

— Josue “The Prodigy” Vargas (15-1, 9 KOs) won his ninth consecutive bout, securing an eight-round unanimous decision (80-72 3X) over Johnny Rodriguez (9-5-1, 6 KOs).

— Super bantamweight prospect Jeremy “Magic Hands” Adorno (3-0, 1 KO) cruised to a four-round unanimous decision over Misael Reyes (1-3, 0 KOs) by scores of 40-35 2X and 38-37.

— Julian “Hammer Hands” Rodriguez (18-0, 12 KOs) notched his second victory in three months, knocking out Leonardo Doronio (17-17-3, 11 KOs) in the sixth round of a super lightweight fight.

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Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Artur Beterbiev

Artur Beterbiev vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk

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Oleksandr Gvozdyk and Artur Beterbiev gave fight fans an incredible show, going tit-for-tat for the better part of 10 rounds.

Beterbiev landed vicious shots to the body throughout the bout and stopped Gvozdyk after scoring three knockdowns in Round 10.

Luis Collazo vs. Kudratillo Abdukakhorov

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Veteran Luis Collazo was hoping to pull one more rabbit out of his hat on Friday night as he took on undefeated Uzbekistan fighter, Kudratillo Abdukakhorov.

Collazo, who in his older age has become much more of an inside fighter, gave as good as he got as he streamrolled his way forward.

Although blood began streaming down his face in Round 3, Collazo began having success as he forced the action.

Abdukakhorov overcame the rought moments and did eventually settle in. He began picking Collazo off and scoring the cleaner shots.

“I was worried early in this fight [for Abdukakhorov],” said Andre Ward who called the fight ringside on ESPN. “But he settled down.”

The judges had the fight 99-91, 97-93 and 98-92 all for Abdukakhorov who won the bout by technical decision after Collazo suffered a serious gash from an accidental headbutt.

Michael Seals vs. Elio Heraldo Trosch

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Michael Seals (24-2, 18 KOs) scored an easy first round knockout tonight in Philadelphia Pa. His opponent, Elio Heraldo Trosch (14-9-2, 7 KOs) did absolutely nothing on the night.

Josue Vargas vs. Johnny Rodriguez

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Josue Vargas scored his 15th professional victory by taking an eight-round unanimous decision over Johnny Rodriguez.

Joseph Adorno vs. Damian Alejandro Sosa

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Joseph Adorno kept things rolling for the Adorno family, stopping Damian Sosa in Round 2 to improve to 14-0, 12 KOs.

Julian Rodriguez vs. Leonardo Doronio

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Julian Rodriguez dropped and stopped his opponent in Round 6 to improve to 18-0, 12 KOs.

Jeremy Adorno vs. Misael Reyes

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Jeremy Adorno scored the third victory of his young career, earning a unanimous decision over Misael Reyes to give the Adorno family one of two victories on the night.

Sonny Conto vs. Steven Lyons

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Sonny Conto made a grand entrance in front of his hometown Philly fans, accompanied by lineal Heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury.

Conto gave his fans something to cheer about, stopping his opponent to improve to 5-0, 4 KOs.

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