If Oleksandr Usyk didn’t quite put in a performance up to some expectations in the opener, Oleksandr Gvozdyk made up for that and then some in the night’s second HBO fight, smashing Yunieski Gonzalez in just under three rounds.
Gvozdyk improved to 13-0 (11 KO) with the stoppage win, which officially came at 2:55 of round three. Gonzalez drops to 18-3 (14 KO). Gvozdyk scored a pair of knockdowns in round three, and simply physically dominated the fight, which was stopped after the second knockdown, when Gonzalez’s corner alerted referee Harvey Dock to call the fight.
It’s another impressive win for Gvozdyk, 29, and adds to a nice streak of victories over Nadjib Mohammedi, Tommy Karpency, Isaac Chilemba, and now Gonzalez, all fighters who have competed at high levels.
CompuBox: Gvozdyk landed 116 of 256 (45%) of his total punches, and a shocking 72 of 106 (68%) of his power punches. Gonzalez landed a paltry 26 of 165 (16%) of his total punches, and just 18 of 100 (18%) of his power shots.