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Oleksandr Gvozdyk knocks out Doudou Ngumbu in fifth round in Philadelphia

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Oleksandr Gvozdyk continued his undefeated streak on Saturday night at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He defeated Doudou Ngumbu for the World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight Championship.

Gvozdyk improved to 17-0 in his boxing career. The 31-year-old Kharkov, Ukraine native — who now resides in Oxnard, California — won via a fifth-round TKO knockout.

Boxer Oleksandr Gvozdyk threw a punch at Doudou Ngumbu during their fight
Oleksandr Gvozdyk threw a punch at Doudou Ngumbu during their fight (Photo by Top Rank Boxing)

“It wasn’t what I expected, but I did my best,” Gvozdyk said. “Sometimes this happens in the sport of boxing. It is what it is.

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“My goal is to unify titles. I will wait to see what my team tells me to do next.”

This is his second straight win by knockout. He also defeated Adonis Stevenson by knockout on Dec. 1, 2018, at the Videotron Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

When he defeated Stevenson, he won the WBC and lineal light heavyweight titles. The fight with Ngumbu was his first successful title defense.

This was his first fight within Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The 37-year-old Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of The Congo native — who now resides in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France — fell to 38-9 in his boxing career. This is just his second knockout in his nine losses.

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This was his second fight within the United States. He also lost in a unanimous decision bout to Andrzej Fonfara on Nov. 1, 2014.

Ngumbu has lost two of his last three fights. He also lost to Igor Mikhalkin in France on December 2nd, 2017.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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