On Sunday night, May 7, former world light heavyweight champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk (19-1, 15 KOs) achieved his second victory since returning to the ring after a three-year hiatus, defeating Latvia's Ricards Bolotniks (19-7-1, 8 KOs).
The ten-round bout took place at Akron Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico, as part of the undercard for the Saul Alvarez vs. John Ryder match.
From the start, Gvozdyk skillfully kept his opponent at bay using precise jabs and a strong defense. In the third round, Bolotniks tried to up the tempo and apply pressure on Gvozdyk, targeting the body with his punches, but the Ukrainian boxer adeptly countered these offensive moves.
In the sixth round, Gvozdyk ramped up his aggression and managed to end the fight early. He intensified his strikes, stunning Bolotniks and pushing for a finish. Although Bolotniks managed to rise after falling to one knee, he failed to convince the referee he was prepared to continue, prompting the official to halt the match.
As a result, Gvozdyk claimed victory via technical knockout in the sixth round. This win marks his 19th professional victory and 15th early finish.