The previous world gentle heavyweight boxing champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk has retired, his supervisor stated Wednesday. Egis Klimas wrote on Instagram that “he’s retiring” and wished the 33-year-old Ukrainian luck in his new profession. Gvozdyk gained the WBC title in December 2018 when he knocked out Adonis Stevenson, who had held the belt for 5 years.
His Canadian opponent suffered a mind harm within the battle in Quebec which left him needing surgical procedure and long-term care. Gvozdyk retained the belt in his first title protection when Doudou Ngumbu suffered a leg harm, however misplaced it final yr in a stoppage loss to Russian fighter Artur Beterbiev. That was Gvozdyk’s solely lack of a 17-1 professional profession.
Gvozdyk additionally gained a bronze medal for Ukraine at gentle heavyweight on the 2012 Olympics. Gvozdyk has beforehand spoken of his curiosity in shifting into enterprise and informed Ukrainian web site Tribuna final yr that he would “by no means say by no means” to politics.