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Oleksandr Gvozdyk Record

Total Fights22
Title Wins1
Title Defenses1
Title-Fight KOs2
KO Wins16
KO Losses1
Oleksandr Gvozdyk Record & Stats
Oleksandr Gvozdyk's Record
Oleksandr Gvozdyk's boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Oleksandr Gvozdyk's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 10 years and two months, Oleksandr Gvozdyk fought 22 times with 20 wins and 2 losses.

      Gvozdyk retired from professional boxing with a record of 20-2, which included one light-heavyweight world-title win and one successful title defense fight. He had a 72.7% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 16 of his total 22 fights being knockout wins, two of which were in title fights. The only knockout loss in Gvozdyk's career was a 10th round TKO loss to Artur Beterbiev in a light-heavyweight title fight.

      His latest fight was a 12-round unanimous decision defeat to David Benavidez on June 15, 2024.

      Some of Gvozdyk's best fights and notable victories include wins over Adonis Stevenson, Doudou Ngumbu, Yunieski Gonzalez, Ričards Bolotņiks, Isaac Rodrigues, Tommy Karpency, and Nadjib Mohammedi.

      22Jun 15, 202437David BenavidezLossUD
      21Sep 30, 202336Isaac RodriguesWinKO2
      20May 6, 202336Ričards BolotņiksWinTKO6
      19Feb 11, 202335Josué ObandoWinUD
      18Oct 18, 201932Artur BeterbievLoss *TKO10
      17Mar 30, 201931Doudou NgumbuWin *TKO5
      16Dec 1, 201831Adonis StevensonWin *KO11
      15Mar 17, 201830Mehdi AmarWinUD
      14Aug 19, 201730Craig BakerWinTKO6
      13Apr 8, 201729Yunieski GonzalezWinTKO3
      12Nov 19, 201629Isaac ChilembaWinRTD8
      11Jul 23, 201629Tommy KarpencyWinKO6
      10Apr 9, 201628Nadjib MohammediWinKO2
      9Feb 13, 201628Mike SniderWinKO1
      8Nov 20, 201528Cleiton ConceiçãoWinTKO3
      7Sep 19, 201528Francisco SierraWinRTD5
      6Jun 13, 201528Michael GbengaWinUD
      5Jan 24, 201527Cory CummingsWinKO2
      4Nov 15, 201427Otis GriffinWinTKO6
      3Sep 20, 201427Lamont WilliamsWinKO5
      2May 17, 201427Michael GbengaWinUD
      1Apr 12, 201426Mike MontoyaWinKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Oleksandr Gvozdyk (The Nail) is a 37-year old retired Ukrainian professional boxer. He was born in Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union on April 15, 1987. He is a former light-heavyweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 10 years — from 2014 to 2024.

      Gvozdyk made his professional boxing debut against Mike Montoya at the age of 26 on April 12, 2014, defeating Montoya via 1st round KO. He went on to win 16 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 13 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 31 on December 1, 2018 after 15 professional fights, against Adonis Stevenson for the light-heavyweight WBC title. He defeated Stevenson via 11th round KO to become the light-heavyweight champion of the world.

      Gvozdyk has won one world title at light-heavyweight. For all the details about Gvozdyk's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Gvozdyk had a total of two losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against American boxer David Benavidez on June 15, 2024. Gvozdyk lost the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.


      Gvozdyk had a total of three world-title fights, which includes winning one world title and one successful title defense. He won two of these fights and lost one.

      Title Wins

      Oleksandr Gvozdyk fought for a light-heavyweight world title in two fights and won once, which came via way of stoppage. He won one light-heavyweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Dec 1, 2018Adonis StevensonLight-heavyweightWBCKO

      Title Defenses

      Oleksandr Gvozdyk had two light-heavyweight world-title defense fights. He won once and lost once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Mar 30, 2019Doudou NgumbuLight-heavyweightWBCTKO

      Title Losses

      Oleksandr Gvozdyk lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Oct 18, 2019Artur BeterbievLight-heavyweightWBCTKO


      Gvozdyk fought a total of 22 times during his professional career, which includes 3 world-title fights at the light-heavyweight division. These five fights are the highlight of his career.

      • November 19, 2016: Oleksandr Gvozdyk puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating Isaac Chilemba via 8th round RTD.

      • April 8, 2017: Oleksandr Gvozdyk beats Yunieski Gonzalez via 3rd round TKO.

      • December 1, 2018: Gvozdyk wins his first world title by defeating Adonis Stevenson via 11th round KO. He is now the WBC light-heavyweight world champion.

      • March 30, 2019: Gvozdyk successfully defends the WBC light-heavyweight title against Doudou Ngumbu, winning the fight via 5th round TKO.

      • May 6, 2023: Oleksandr Gvozdyk beats Ričards Bolotņiks via 6th round TKO.


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