Despite Yvon Michel originally intending to stage the fight on November 3rd in Quebec City, Mauricio Sulaiman reports that Adonis Stevenson’s WBC light heavyweight title defense against Oleksandr Gvozdyk will be on December 1st in Montreal.
Sulaiman did not specify the exact location.
Gvozdyk (15-0, 12 KO) will be the first mandatory challenger Stevenson (29-1-1, 24 KO) has faces since his 2013 knockout of Tony Bellew. “Superman” will turn 41 before fight night and ran out of steam halfway through his recent draw with Badou Jack, though, so I suppose he deserves some credit for facing the ever-dangerous “Nail.”
On the other hand, Stevenson is quite the step up for Gvozdyk, whose best wins arguably came against Isaac Chilemba and Yunieski Gonzalez.
Badou Jack is still ranked #1 by the WBC, meaning whoever wins this will likely have to face him next. Fingers crossed said winner fights the Alvarez-Kovalev II winner in the near future.