Alexander Gvozdik. Photo: Reuters
As informed TVA Sports that the battle for the title of world champion WBC light heavyweight champion between the winner of the canadian Adonis Stevenson (29-1-1, 24 KOs) and mandatory Challenger “interim” champion in this version, Ukrainian Alexander Stud (15-0-0, 12 KO’s) can most likely be held on 3 November at the home of the rival of our compatriot in Quebec.
Canadian promoter Yvon Michel of GYM, the company, under whose leadership appears Stevenson, won the bidding for the right to host this title fight.
His bet in the amount of $ 2.1 million killed suggested by Top Rank promoter Carnation famous Bob Arum 1.65 million dollars. According to the rules of the WBC 65% of the fee (1,365 million) provided by Adonis and 35% (735 thousand) Alexander.
Knowing that the fight apparently will take place in the territory of his rival, Alexander Carnations in an interview Luckypunch.net. said, “Quebec, Quebec. The fight there won’t be a problem. Well, the situation with the match is allowed and starts normal training. After all, to prepare for the specific battle easier than it is unclear what. Don’t know when will fly to the United States for training. Most likely, after the match, Sasha Usik vs Murat Gassieva…”
And Bob Arum in an interview with BoxingTalk spoke about his tête-à-tête with Yvon Michel.
“First of all, I congratulated Michelle on winning the auction – said Arum. – Although it was a typical Hejmanowski trades – continuous scheme. One of the promoters working on Haimona (TCB Promotions), first set $ 3 million, and immediately after the auction has abandoned its bid. That’s the victory of Michel. Yvonne said that it has great sponsors, and we will try to do a show in Quebec. I confirmed that we are ready to cooperate, and he asked that the match was attended by the Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko. I promised that I will try to fix it – talk to the Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada and canadian Ambassador to the United States, known as the true Boxing fan”.
Note that the left-hander Adonis Stevenson for 40 years. His height is 180 cm right-handed Alexander Gvozdik – nine years younger than his opponent and 10 cm taller.
Vladimir KAZIMIROV, Sport-Express in Ukraine