Oleksandr Gvozdyk (WBC) vs. Artur Beterbiev (IBF) - October 18th 2019

Gvozdyk vs. Beterbiev Winner and How?

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Didnt expect it to get made so quick cant wait, think Beterbiev stops him but he could get caught rushing in this is as 50/50 as you can get they are both vulnerable and dangerous
 
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Agreed with the 50-50 assessment. I can't pick. Both big, strong punchers. Gun to my head and forced to pick, I'd say Gvozdyk, though. He's a bit more composed and technically-savy than Beterbiev. Uh, I wish we got to see Beterbiev/Kovalev before this, though. Unless it ends early, this is probably one of those prime-killer fights.
 
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Agreed with the 50-50 assessment. I can't pick. Both big, strong punchers. Gun to my head and forced to pick, I'd say Gvozdyk, though. He's a bit more composed and technically-savy than Beterbiev. Uh, I wish we got to see Beterbiev/Kovalev before this, though. Unless it ends early, this is probably one of those prime-killer fights.
I think Beterbiev moves better, though, and almost definitely hits (even) harder. His long-questionable defense has also been looking much improved in his last few fights.

Gvozdyk won't be afraid, and he won't be thrown off by Artur's aggressivenes, but I think it's 75 -25 Beterbiev. By KO, of course.

Hmmm. Then again, Gvozdyk has ALSO been improving, esp his defense & his lateral movement. (Credit to Teddy Atlas.)

I hate that one of these guys has to lose !
 
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One factor might be Beterbiev's astounding inactivity:

He only fought twice in 2016, once in 2017, and once in 2018. IF he fights Gvozdyk this year, that will still only be 2 fights in 2019. Beterbiev is already 34 y-o. What the heck are they waiting for?
 
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Sweet!

Possible FOTY.
I dont think so i think its who ever lands first these guys hit way too hard and both of their chins are shakey, if Gvozdyk hurts Beterbiev then they might start trading if Beterbiev lands its over
 
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Man, these Eastern Euros don't fucking play. These guy didn't make a fuss on Twitter bitching about money. These dudes just put ink to paper. I wish more fighters had that mindset.
 
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I dont think so i think its who ever lands first these guys hit way too hard and both of their chins are shakey, if Gvozdyk hurts Beterbiev then they might start trading if Beterbiev lands its over

Respectfully, what makes you say either of these guys has a shaky chin? I can't recall either ever going down from a light punch.

Gvozdyk took a lot of hits from Mehdi Amar & didn't blink. Granted, Amar isn't a heavy hitter, but Gvozdyk took a few from Stevenson, as well, which says a whole lot more. - And some of those were FLUSH, right on the cheek & forehead. I was actually stunned that Gvozdyk didn't go down.
(IMO, he fought very stupidly in that bout.)

Beterbiev? All I can think of is the KD by Johnson, which looked light more of a balance issue than a real KD. - And then he got up and destroyed Johnson afterwards. Plus, Johnson landed a number of flush hooks, earlier in the fight, and Artur didn't even blink. - And Callum Johnson hits HARD.

So... well, if I'm forgetting something, (possibly) then please post it here.

And again, although Beterbiev has crazy 1-punch power, Gvozdyk has fantastic head slips. (Except in his foolish approach to Stevenson, which I doubt he'll ever repeat.) A flush shot will not come easy for Beterbiev, at least not in the first 6 rounds.

I'm telling you, we could be in for a real treat.
 
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Respectfully, what makes you say either of these guys has a shaky chin? I can't recall either ever going down from a light punch.

Gvozdyk took a lot of hits from Mehdi Amar & didn't blink. Granted, Amar isn't a heavy hitter, but Gvozdyk took a few from Stevenson, as well, which says a whole lot more. - And some of those were FLUSH, right on the cheek & forehead. I was actually stunned that Gvozdyk didn't go down.
(IMO, he fought very stupidly in that bout.)

Beterbiev? All I can think of is the KD by Johnson, which looked light more of a balance issue than a real KD. - And then he got up and destroyed Johnson afterwards. Plus, Johnson landed a number of flush hooks, earlier in the fight, and Artur didn't even blink. - And Callum Johnson hits HARD.

So... well, if I'm forgetting something, (possibly) then please post it here.

And again, although Beterbiev has crazy 1-punch power, Gvozdyk has fantastic head slips. (Except in his foolish approach to Stevenson, which I doubt he'll ever repeat.) A flush shot will not come easy for Beterbiev, at least not in the first 6 rounds.

I'm telling you, we could be in for a real treat.
He was also down in the 1st round against Page. Think it also might have been more of a balance issue because the punch wasn't too clean. I don't think Beterbiev was expecting it. But yeah I wouldn't consider either of these guys to have a shaky chin.
 

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Beterbiev always hunting for that 1 punch. Very low output. Going with Gvozdyk decision.
 
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At 5:54

Definitely a punch, but yeah Artur's feet were squared & in bad position.

He got clocked right in the forehead & wasn't really hurt at all. It wasn't a massive punch, but clearly the guy isn't packing china.
 

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That's true, but you really see this going 12 rounds?
Good point. I can obviously see Beterbiev (t)ko'ing him. Beterbiev will catch/hit him at some point just like Adonis. For some reason I feel that if Gvozdyk were to win it'll be on points.