March 31, 2019
PHILADELPHIA (March 30, 2019) — Oleksandr "The Nail" Gvozdyk nailed down the first defense of his WBC light heavyweight world title, knocking out Doudou Ngumbu in the fifth round.Ngumbu (38-9, 14 KOs) injured his right calf and could not continue, forcing referee Eric Dali to stop the fight.Gvozdyk (17-0, 14 KOs) controlled the action and was well on his way to victory when Ngumbu's injury occurred. He landed 47 of 204 punches, while Ngumbu landed 18 of 108.“It wasn’t what I expected, but I did my best,” Gvozdyk said. “Sometimes this happens in the sport of boxing. It is what it is. “My goal is to unify titles. I will wait to see what my team tells me to do next."