Unbeaten Oleksandr Gvozdyk retained his World Boxing Council light heavyweight identify Saturday (Mar 30) with a 5th-spherical technical knockout of Doudou Ngumbu, who become halted using 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 problem with Ngumbu’s awkward fashion, he related a hard proper in the first round and a left hook in the fourth. After that, the champion turned into leading on the cards. At the same time, the court cases on the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia came to an anti-climactic ending as Congolese-born French fighter Ngumbu pulled returned within the fifth round and limped right into a corner.
The bout changed into paused for a couple of minutes earlier than referee Eric Dali in the end known as a halt at fifty-eight seconds of the 5th round. A distraught Ngumbu, his first global identify venture in ruins, wept in his corner after falling to 38-9 with 14 knockouts. “It actually failed to manifest what I predicted and wasn’t what he predicted,” Gvozdyk stated. “I simply tried to do my first-class. I don’t know what took place surely.” Gvozdyk’s preceding fight towards Stevenson had near-tragic results because the 31-yr-antique Canadian, who become making his 10th name protection, suffered traumatic mind harm and was in a coma for several weeks