World Boxing Council light heavyweight champion, Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk (16-0, 13 KOs), is putting the finishing touches to his preparation in Oxnard, California, guided by the experienced trainer Teddy Atlas.
Gvozdyk says he has done an excellent training camp, knowing the abilities of his rival, Congolese Doudou Ngumbu (38-8, 14 KOs). On March 30th, Gvozdyk will make the first defense of his crown at the 2300 Arena of Philadelphia.
Gvozdyk comes from defeating champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson in round 11, thus conquering the WBC world crown.
Ngumbu comes from scoring the most important triumph of his career, a 12-round majority decision over the previously undefeated Yoann Kongolo in May of last year.
Gvozdyk-Ngumbu will be broadcast live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.