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Artur Beterbiev vs Oleksandr Gvozdyk Odds & Picks

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Updated Apr 9, 2020 · 12:20 PM PDT

Beterbiev vs Gvozdyk
Beterbiev vs Gvozdyk goes down in the name of unifying light-heavyweight gold in Philadelphia. Photo credit to Boxing News 24
  • Beterbiev vs Gvozdyk goes Friday, October 18th at 11 PM ET
  • Can Beterbiev maintain his one hundred percent KO rate while collecting more light-heavyweight hardware?
  • Can Gvozdyk gain a measure of redemption as he acquires more gold?

Beterbiev vs Gvozdyk is projected by pundits and fans alike to be a potential all-time great fight in the history of the light-heavyweight division.

The event emanates from the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and will be a twelve round light-heavyweight contest for the IBF and WBC world titles.

Two undefeated professionals with astonishing KO rates will be pitted against one another. These men both bring styles to the table that, on paper, will give the other guy some potential headaches.

Artur Beterbiev vs Oleksandr Gvozdyk Odds

Fighter Odds
Artur Beterbiev EVEN
Oleksandr Gvozdyk -130

*Odds taken 10/15/19

Beterbiev beat Gvozdyk a decade ago, and the second-round stoppage loss seems to still bother Gvozdyk.

There’s a redemptive element in this title unification bid. But I don’t think Gvozdyk will get that redemption Friday night.

Beterbiev Goes 2-0 Over Gvozdyk

This fight could also net them a big future paycheque in addition to championship glory. The winner of the November 2nd bout between Sergey Kovalev and Canelo Alvarez could very well be waiting in the wings for yet another title unification bout at light-heavyweight.

Gvozdyk has a slight reach advantage and also is slightly younger than Beterbiev heading into this tilt. Gvozdyk also has the benefits of training with one of the best minds in the game, Teddy Atlas. I’m sure Atlas will create a thorough gameplan. The question becomes whether his young charge can execute the plan or not.

After all, he is fighting an undefeated world champion who has knocked out every opponent that has stepped into the ring with him.


Gvozdyk has strong technical skills with power that he can sustain over the course of an entire fight championship bout.

In fact, he’s been known to lull opponents into a false sense of security by giving away several rounds, then attacking them with an unexpected flurry in the later rounds.

Beterbiev certainly has a wealth of savvy ring craft to his credit but he’s also a hard-charging berzerker. A lackadaisical game plan against Beterbiev could lead to becoming his latest victim/part of the highlight reel.

Beterbiev vs Gvozdyk Tale of the Tape

14-0 Record 17-0
14 Knockouts 14
5’11.5 Height 6’2
73″ Reach 75.5″
Callum Johnson, Isidro Ranoni Prieto, Radivoje Kalajdzic Significant Wins Adonis Stevenson, Mehdi Amar, Tommy Karpency
orthodox Stance orthodox

Gvozdyk can’t play too mobile of a game with Beterbiev. He’ll eventually have to engage him and meet him in the middle. Beterbiev is too intelligent and destructive for Gvozdyk to try that Stevenson approach with. If Gvozdyk uses that methodology, Beterbiev will just keep taking rounds and run away with the fight to a huge deficit.

I think Beterbiev knocks him out inside of ten rounds.

Pick: Beterbiev (EVEN)

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