Gvozdyk-Beterbiev lands in Philly

WBC light heavyweight world champion Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk (17-0, 14 KOs) and IBF light heavyweight world champion Artur Beterbiev (14-0, 14 KOs) will fight in a highly anticipated title unification bout Friday, October 18 at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ESPN will televise.

“This could very well be the fight of the year,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “These are two evenly matched, undefeated light heavyweight champions. There is nothing better in the sport of boxing.”

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  • One of the best matchups in all of boxing right now. The winner of this fight needs to be listed in the Ring magazine top 10 pound-for-pound.

  • I love that this will be on ESPN! This is a pick em type fight, but promises action.

    There was a time that this level fight would be paired with a mega fight on PPV. While I’m thrilled to get this fight on ESPN, I definitely miss the higher quality cards we used to get for our PPV dollars.

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