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.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 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
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.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.