Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Purse Bid For Stevenson vs. Gvozdyk
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The WBC championship committee will hold a purse
bid July 2nd in Mexico, for the WBC light heavyweight
championship of the world opposing the Montrealer southpaw
Adonis Stevenson to his first WBC contender, the Ukrainian
Stevenson was hoping to get a rematch with the Swedish
African Badou Jack, but the WBC ordered him to fight before
his first contender.
Gvozdyk is undefeated in 15 bouts (15-0-0), and he won 12
times by KO or TKO. Stevenson (29-1-1) on his side, won 24
times by KO or TKO. The Montrealer is considered as one of
the best puncher pound for pound in the world.
May 19th in the ring the Air Canada Centre in Toronto,
Stevenson and Badou Jack (22-1-3) dominate each one six
rounds, and the bout finished by a majority draw. Two of the
three judges scored the fight 114-114.
After the event, Stevenson and Badou Jack mentioned both
their strong desire to get a rematch.
We can expect a rematch Stevenson-Jack at the end of the
year or next year.