Boxing: Gvozdyk retains WBC light heavyweight identify as Ngumbu hurt
WASHINGTON: Unbeaten Oleksandr Gvozdyk retained his World Boxing Council light heavyweight title Saturday (Mar 30) with a 5th-round technical knockout of Doudou Ngumbu, who turned into halted by means of right leg damage.
Ukraine’s Gvozdyk, making his first defense of a identify he received with a devastating knockout of Adonis Stevenson in December, progressed to 17-zero with 14 knockouts.
Although Gvozdyk had a few trouble with Ngumbu’s awkward fashion, he linked with a difficult right inside the first spherical and a left hook inside the fourth.
The champion became leading at the cards while the lawsuits at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia got here to an anti-climactic finishing as Congolese-born French fighter Ngumbu all of sudden pulled returned inside the 5th spherical and limped into a corner.
The bout becomes paused for a few minutes earlier than referee Eric Dali at the end known as a halt at fifty-eight seconds of the fifth round.
A distraught Ngumbu, his first global title undertaking in ruins, wept in his corner after falling to 38-9 with 14 knockouts.
“It genuinely didn’t occur what I anticipated and wasn’t what he expected,” Gvozdyk stated. “I simply attempted to do my high-quality. I do not know what passed off sincerely.”
Gvozdyk’s previous fight in opposition to Stevenson had close to-tragic consequences because the 31-year-old Canadian, who turned into making his tenth title defense, suffered demanding brain harm and was in a coma for several weeks.
LIVERPOOL: Liverpool moved again top of the Premier League in dramatic style as Toby Alderweireld’s last minute personal purpose beat Tottenham 2-1 at Anfield on Sunday (Mar 31).
Jurgen Klopp’s aspect moves two points clear of Manchester City once more on the top of the table, but City has a recreation in hand.
Liverpool’s hopes of ending a 29-year wait to win the identity seemed set to be dealt a massive blow as Lucas Moura’s strike 20 minutes from time canceled out Roberto Firmino’s early opener.
However, Hugo Lloris ought to most effective palm Mohamed Salah’s header into the path of the unfortunate Alderweireld to sentence Tottenham to a fourth defeat in five Premier League video games.
Spurs are now in critical danger of crashing out of the pinnacle four as they stay degree on points with Manchester United and maybe usurped with the aid of north London rivals Arsenal into 1/3 should the Gunners beat Newcastle on Monday.
And the visitors can be left to remorse a massive overlooked risk through Moussa Sissoko five mins from time while Liverpool has been wobbling.
The hosts had got off to the ideal begin whilst Firmino headed domestic the opener on sixteen mins from a delightful Andy Robertson pass.