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Beterbiev mapped out his game plan and was determined to stick with and immediately after the opening bell forced Gvozdyk to fight on the back foot but this seem to work for Gvozdyk, who Immediately got the Ukrainian crowd behind him as he fought behind his Jab. Tested Beterbiev with a big right but the Russian took it well.
Beterbiev appeared to have wrestled his opponent to the canvas towards the endeof the first and was awarded a Knockdown by referee Rosato but Pennsylvania boxing Commissioner overruled Rosato’s rule, canceled the knock down.
Beterbiev landed a clean straight right hand towards the end of the second round and Gvozdyk took it very well, landing some quick shots to fend off Beterbiev,who had stalked him the whole round.
The third round was much more competitive than the first two rounds and to make Beterbiev note, Gvozdyk landed a big right hand to the body and to the head of his Russian opponent.
Gvozdyk sent Beterbiev to the ropes early in the fifth round landing some big rights, which were mostly blocked by the then defensive Beterbiev. Gvozdyk was careful of Beterbiev’s right throughout the round but was clipped with a left hook.