Isaac Chilemba faces the highly touted, Ukrainian prospect Oleksandr Gvozdyk on the undercard of Kovalev vs Ward on Saturday, November 19. Check out the betting odds for Chilemba vs Gvozdyk and our prediction.
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Oleksandr Gvozdyk is the (-230) favorite while Isaac Chilemba is the (+180) underdog according to Bovada.
Isaac Chilemba recently impressed the boxing world when he took Sergey Kovalev the 12 round distance in a fight that many expected to be over quickly.
Now, Chilemba faces light-heavyweight prospect Oleksandr Gvozdyk, who is part of the much-lauded 2012 Ukrainian Olympic team, and the winner is expected to face either Ward or Kovalev in the near future.
Oleksandr Gvozdyk is 11-0 in his young career and most recently beat Tommy Karpency and Najib Mohammedi, the latter of whom he defeated in stunning fashion by second round knockout.
It should be noted that Gvozdyk was knocked down by Karpency in the first round, which shows that he is vulnerable. However, Chilemba is not known for scoring knockouts and only 2 of his last 18 fights have ended within the distance.
Meanwhile, Gvozdyk has shown devastating power, as evidenced by his KO of Mohammedi, and that will be the difference on this night as Gvozdyk looks to make himself a household name amongst boxing fans.
Prediction: Bet on Oleksandr Gvozdyk at (-230) odds