While trailing to the scorecards to acquire the planet light-heavyweight title unification clash artur Beterbiev produced an stoppage of Oleksandr Gvozdyk.
The floored Gvozdyk to force the finish also had been on two of the scorecards behind 87-84, 86-85, together with the third judge scoring it 87-83 for him.
As it was adjudged a push after a second replay review, beterbiev had been denied that a knockdown in the first round, and the two fighters traded a string of power punches since the exciting battle unfolded.
But the Ukrainian was the very first to wilt, carrying a knee in the 10th, along with he was bludgeoned by Beterbiev to the canvas twice more before the bout was waved off.
The Callum Johnson of britain shared the ring with Beterbiev at 2018, falling the IBF champion only to undergo a stoppage at the fourth.
He told Sky Sports that the winner of Beterbiev-Gvozdyk should be considered the No 1 at the branch.
„The fight tonight is the best two, I think we will find out who’s the best tonight,“ said Johnson, who hopes to secure another world title fight in 2020.
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