World Boxing Council light heavyweight champion, Oleksandr Gvozdyk, steps up to a unification battle, against Russian Artur Beterbiev, presented by Top Rank, on October 18 in Philadelphia, United States.
Gvozdyk has a 17-0 record with 14 knockouts, while Beterbiev is 14-0 and 14 knockouts.
On March 20, Gvozdyk made the first defense of his crown by defeating the Frenchman Doudou Ngumbu, also in Philadelphia.
This is a highly anticipated fight between two of the best boxers at 175 pounds. Gvozdyk has victories over Adonis Stevenson, Isaac Chilemba, Doudou Ngumbu, Mehdi Amar, Yunieski Gonzalez, Tommy Karpency and Nadjib Mohammedi.
Both were Olympic boxers and both are very big hitters. Gvozdyk, 32, won a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games for Ukraine, while Beterbiev fought in two Olympic Games in 2008 and 2012, but was eliminated in dubious decisions.