Oleksandr Sergeyevich Gvozdik is a Ukrainian professional boxer.
A brief biography of Oleksandr Gvozdyk
Oleksandr Gvozdik was born on April 15, 1987, in Kharkiv.
He took up sports at an early age - in the fifth grade he tried his hand at kickboxing, but only four months later he joined the boxing section.
During his amateur career Alexander Gvozdik made his debut on the big ring in 2009, when he took part in the World Boxing Championship, and later in 2011. However, in both cases Gvozdik remained without medals, although he reached the quarterfinals of the 2011 world championship.
However, Gvozdik got his first serious gold in the gap between the two World Championships. At the European Cup 2010, which was held in Kharkov, the Ukrainian boxer took the first place.
In 2012, Oleksandr Gvozdik performed successfully on the Olympics, which were held in London. He reached the semifinals there, winning the bronze medal.
After the Olympics, Alexander Gvozdik joined Ukrainian Atamans semi-professional team which he played for till 2014, winning the gold medal at the Universiade in Kazan.
Since 2014, Oleksandr Gvozdik has been fighting in the professional boxing category.
Alexander Gvozdik's statistics
Alexander Gvozdik is an undefeated boxer. During his professional career, Gvozdik fought a total of 17 fights, each of which ended in his victory.
Gvozdik currently holds the WBC championship belt.
Alexander Gvozdik's best fights
Alexander Gvozdik - Adonis Stevenson. The 2018 fight in Canada against Adonis Stevenson for the WBC world title. Despite the fact that the judges awarded more points to Stevenson, Gvozdik won by a confident knockout, after which Stevenson had to lie in an induced coma for three weeks.
Alexander Gvozdik - Dudu Ngumba. Champion fight of 2019, Oleksandr Gvozdyk's first defense of his newly acquired title. Ngumbu was defeated by technical knockout.
Alexander Gvozdik - Artur Beterbiev. The fight for the WBC and IBF championship belts will take place in October 2019 in Pennsylvania, USA.