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Undefeated WBC mandatory light heavyweight challenger Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk (16-0, 13 KOs) scored an eleventh round KO to dethrone WBC champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (29-2-1, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the Videotron Center in Quebec City, Canada.
Gvozdyk knocked down Stevenson in round three but referee Michael Griffin ruled it a slip. Stevenson’s best moment was in round ten when he rocked Gvozdyk and had him holding on. Gvozdyk ended it with a series of shots in the eleventh that put Stevenson down and out.
Earlier, unbeaten NABF heavyweight beltholder Oscar Rivas (25-0, 17 KOs) outpointed Fabio Maldonado (26-1, 25 KOs) over ten rounds. Scores were 99-90, 100-89, 99-90. Next up for Rivas is a January 18 clash against Bryant Jennings.