Alexander Gvozdik (17-0, 14 KO’s) for the first time hold a unification bout in the light heavyweight division.
the company “Top Rank” has officially confirmed that on October 18 in Philadelphia
in the arena of “Liacouras Center” the WBC champion Alexander Carnations
will meet with IBF title holder Arthur
Beterbiev (14-0, 14 KO’s).
🚨 We interrupt tonight’s fights to bring you this important announcement:
A Light Heavyweight unification is set. @ABeterbiev faces Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk on Friday, Oct. 18 on @ESPN at Philadelphia’s @LiacourasCenter. #BeterbievNail pic.twitter.com/LpWIW1thII
— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) August 18, 2019
Alexander Gvozdik (Ukraine): “First, I have set a goal to win the title. And now I want to become undisputed world champion. And this mission starts with the game against Beterbiev. It will be an exciting fight. The match, which will delight fans.”
Arthur Beterbiev (Russia): “I Want to thank “Top Rank” and a Carnation for the fact that they made this a unification fight a reality and gave fans what they demanded us. Expect a great fight between two Champions who are aiming for the title of absolute. Looking forward to the fight.”
and Beterbiev first crossed in 2009 in the preliminary round of the Amateur
“tournament Ahmet Comert Memorial” in Istanbul. That battle is a boxer from Russia in the first
round Kharkiv broke his nose and won by TKO.
Carnations became the world champion in December last year after a dramatic victory
on Adonis Stevenson. Artur Beterbiev IBF belt won in November 2017 and has held two successful defense
of his title.