Alexander Gvozdyk Inks Promotional With Top Rank
LAS VEGAS, NEV. -- It's Valentine's Day and for Top Rank that means glove is in the air! Boxing's premier promotional company announced the signing of yet another nonpareil 2012 Olympian -- light heavyweight bronze medalist ALEXANDER GVOZDYK of Ukraine. He will make his professional debut in the spring of 2014. Gvozdyk narrowly missed advancing to the gold medal round, losing a controversial 13-13 semifinal decision on countback to Adilbek Niyazymbetov of Kazakhstan.
"Top Rank is delighted to have signed Alexander. We expect him to rise to the top level of his division," said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum.
"Alexander is another great addition to the light heavyweight division which is quickly becoming the hottest weight class in boxing," said Egis Klimas, Gvozdyk's manager.
Gvozdyk joins a sterling list of Olympians already on Top Rank's roster, including gold medalists Zou Shiming of China, Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine, Ryan Mūrata of Japan and Egor Mekhhontcev of Russia, silver medalist Esquiva Falcäo of Brazil and three other exciting prospects -- American Jose Ramírez, Puerto Rican Felix Verdejo and Mexican Óscar Valdez -- all of whom aspire to become Top Rank's next generation of world champions
[QUOTE=Hougigo;14237360]What do you mean? That division is pretty weak. They could probably be near the top within a few years....unless somebody new comes out from the rubbish. All the title holders (except the WBA's) are damn good. The rest of…Comment by PainfromUkraine on 02-15-2014
Great signing, this guy is an excellent fighter, and some might say he is already 9-0 in the pros after his undefeated World Series of Boxing run. He will definitely make some noise in the division. :boxing:Comment by Hougigo on 02-15-2014
[QUOTE=Koba-Grozny;14237348]As with the other recent LHW Olympian signings Beterbiev (with GYM) and Mekhontsev (TR) I suspect the plan is to cash in on the [B]newly revitalised LHW division[/B] and probably to do it fairly quickly. The success of Kovalev has…Comment by Koba-Grozny on 02-15-2014
[QUOTE=LomaUsykKlichko;14236440]Good signing by Top Rank I think hes going make some noise in the Light heavyweight devision hope he gets pushed fast[/QUOTE] As with the other recent LHW Olympian signings Beterbiev (with GYM) and Mekhontsev (TR) I suspect the plan…Comment by LomaUsykKlichko on 02-14-2014
Good signing by Top Rank I think hes going make some noise in the Light heavyweight devision hope he gets pushed fastPost a Comment/View More User Comments (6)