WASHINGTON: 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 with a hard proper in the first round and a left hook in the fourth.
The champion turned into leading on the cards while 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

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