Gvozdyk: Stevenson Is a Great Fighter but It’s My Time
The two will square off tonight in Canada at 9.pm. local time or 4 a.m. Kyiv time
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WBC interim light heavyweight champion, Oleksandr Gvozdyk of Ukraine, said that his upcoming opponent, WBC champion Adonis Stevenson of Canada, was definitely the biggest challenge in his career, but he has trained well and is ready for the fight, Ukrinform reports.
Stevenson (29-1-1, 24 knockouts), one of boxing’s most devastating punchers, will make his 10th title defense when he squares off with Gvozdyk (15-0-0, 12 knockouts), who will go into the fight with famed cornerman Teddy Atlas as his trainer for the first time.
“I respect Adonis Stevenson as a fighter, he’s a great champion, but I am ready to accept this challenge. I have one of the greatest trainers in the history of boxing, so I’m very confident. We have a good strategy. We had an excellent training camp and I’m ready. Adonis is a great fighter. He’s a dangerous southpaw and this is a real step-up for me, but it’s my time,” Boxing News 24 quoted Gvozdyk as saying.
The Ukrainian boxer trained in California, in the United States.
The mandatory fight between Stevenson and Gvozdyk will take place tonight at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City, Canada, at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time or 4 a.m. Kyiv time.