David Benavidez vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk: Live round-by-round updates

David Benavidez and Oleksandr Gvozdyk fought on June 15 [Image courtesy: @benavidez300 on Instagram]
David Benavidez and Oleksandr Gvozdyk fought on June 15. [Image courtesy: @benavidez300 on Instagram]

David Benavidez and Oleksandr Gvozdyk will lock horns for the WBC interim light heavyweight belt on June 15 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Benavidez is undefeated with an impressive 28-0 record. Meanwhile, Gvozdyk walks into the fight with a 20-1 record. Many are curious to see whether or not 'The Monster' will be able to continue his undefeated run.

Follow Sportskeeda for live play-by-play analysis of this exciting fight.


David Benavidez vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk: Live round-by-round updates

Round 1

Benavidez lands several body shots on his opponent. Gvozdyk puts his jab to good use and lands several blows of his own.

Round 2

Benavidez opens the round by landing multiple jabs. 'The Monster' lands several strikes to his opponent's body. Gvozdyk lands a good right hand and subsequently a combo of punches.

Round 3

'The Nail' keeps putting his jab to good use. Meanwhile, Benavidez sticks to his strategy and keeps going to his opponent's body. 'The Monster' lands a three-punch combo on Gvozdyk.

Round 4

Benavidez keeps his focus on Gvozdyk's body. 'The Monster' lands a right hand and follows it up with a two-punch combo. Benavidez then hits his opponent with a left uppercut. The 27-year-old closes the round by landing several heavy blows to Gvozdyk's head.

Round 5

The Ukrainian lands shots to his opponent's head and body. Benavidez continues his aggressive approach and lands multiple body shots. Gvozdyk attempts several jabs but finds little success. Benavidez lands a flurry of punches to the Ukrainian's head and body.

Round 6

Benavidez continues to invest in body shots. 'The Monster' lands a spectacular three-punch combo that appears to affect Gvozdyk. The 27-year-old American lands several lead left hooks. Gvozdyk counters with a right hand.

Round 7

Benavidez starts the round by landing a left hook. Both fighters land multiple jabs on each other. 'The Monster' keeps digging to the body and finds success with a heavy right hand in the closing seconds of the round.

Round 8

The round starts with a jab from Gvozdyk. 'The Nail' lands a left hook and then a combo of punches. Benavidez lands an uppercut and follows it up with a heavy body strike. He also has success with a counter left hand.

Round 9

Benavidez finds success with his punches in the first minute of the round. The 27-year-old lands several jabs and maintains distance. Gvozdyk responds with a counter right hand. 'The Monster' throws a couple of body shots and receives a right hand from the Ukrainian in return.

Round 10

Benavidez appears a bit slower but continues to throw jabs at his opponent. He goes to the body and then throws multiple jabs.

Round 11

Benavidez continues to attack Gvozdyk's body. The Ukrainian faces difficulty getting around his opponent's defense. That said, Gvozdyk lands multiple strikes but receives heavy body blows in response.

Round 12

Gvozdyk opens the round by landing a combo. Both fighters land uppercuts on each other. Benavidez hits the Ukrainian multiple times. Gvozdyk tries to land shots but Benavidez remains elusive.

The fight goes the distance and ends in a unanimous decision victory for Benavidez.

The three judges scored the bout 116-112, 117-111 and 119-109 in favor of 'The Monster'.

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Edited by Puneet Sharma
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