Oleksandr Gvozdyk had to get off the canvas in the first round, but ultimately the top light heavyweight prospect knocked out Tommy Karpency with a body shot in the sixth round to remain unbeaten.
Gvozdyk (11-0, 9 KO) was caught with a right hook from Karpency (26-6-1, 15 KO) in the first round, a shot he never saw coming that put him down, and it wasn’t a flash knockdown, either. Gvozdyk was legitimately hurt and had to survive the remainder of the frame.
From there, though, he was able to take over, frustrating Karpency, who seemed to be upset about his conditioning after the third round. After the fifth round, where he was cut on the bridge of the nose, he went back to his corner looking discouraged. A shot to the liver ended his night the next round, and after the fight he said he had blurred vision from a punch, and chose not to continue.