London 2012 Olympic bronze medalist and former WBC World light-heavyweight champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk intends to make a sensational return to the ring following a long hiatus after the decision to take early retirement. The decision came following a defeat to the hard-hitting Arthur Beterbiev in October 2019 which saw the Ukrainian who holds a record of 17-1 in an outing which was a fight of the year contender and would serve to be the last time we saw Gvozdyk grace a professional boxing ring.
ESNEWS managed to catch up with Gvozdyk who confirmed that he is “Looking for a comeback, getting in shape.” and that he can make the 175lb weight limit in “a month”.
The landscape of 175lb has become a lot clearer since Oleksandr’s time in the division which as seen Beterbiev go from strength to strength following his fight with Gvozdyk which in 2019 saw Beterbiev unify the WBC after defeating the Ukrainian. The hard-hitting Russian then made light work of Adam Deines and Marcus Browne before adding the WBO title in June of 2022 beating Joe Smith Jr in brutal fashion inside two rounds.