Former light heavyweight world champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk has shared his thoughts on his upcoming bout against Ricards Bolotniks.
Gvozdyk, the Ukrainian fighter, states that he is not focused on ending the fight early but aims for a decisive victory to evaluate his future prospects.
"The target is to beat Bolotniks anyway. If it’s a decision, that’s OK. If it’s a stoppage, why not? It’s also good,” he said. “I’m not focused on stopping him. I just have to beat him in an impressive way. To get as less a damage as possible, that’s the goal."
"I want to fight top guys but, for now, my only target is Bolotniks. I take the rust off in my last fight but I don’t think it really counted because it wasn’t a challenge but this will be. Like a first real challenge. After this fight, we’ll figure out who to fight next. We know who the champions are today. Obviously they’re my target in the future," Gvozdyk said, as quoted by The Ring.
Gvozdyk is set to fight Bolotniks on May 6th in the undercard of the Saul Alvarez - John Ryder match.