Yuri GROMOV, “FACTS”
Ukrainian boxer-light heavyweight Alexander Gvozdik (17 wins, 14 of them by knockout, 1 loss), living in the United States, spoke about the factors that influenced his decision to end his professional career, which became a surprise to many.
“I’m totally fine with the thoughts, I feel good. It seems to me that now is the right time for a change.
First, no one gave me a chance at an immediate title fight. I always try to look at things soberly. At the moment I understand that Beterbiev is not obliged to give me a rematch. The contract had no reservations about it, so for him to decide. If I were them, I wouldn’t go for it. He looked forward to the unification of the titles and wants to become the undisputed champion. Why should he look back again to fight me? I understand that he is not interested in the fact that it happened. So he needs to do this for me? No, we’re not friends with him.
Second, there is an uncertainty due to the coronavirus. I am 33 years old, I am healthy and want stay healthy. I’m looking for new opportunities in life apart from Boxing. I feel stronger than ever. I’m glad I have my health. Being in the sport for 22 years, I have met many people involved in Boxing and business. I will not say that I am going to do, but trust me, I’m fine.
When thinking about a possible return, then we will see what happens. It all depends on how that goes my business. Now I’m not sure I want to go back, but never say never“, — said our compatriot with the website Boxing Scene.
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Note that in an interview with “FACTS” the President of the National League of professional Boxing Mikhail Zavialov expressed the assumption that a Stud can still return the ring and spend a few championship fights.
Earlier, the “FACTS” reported that Beterbiev could fight a rematch with Studs, only when the Ukrainian will be the championship belt.