By Alexey Sukachev
Just five fights into his professional career, light heavyweight prospect Olexander Gvozdyk (5-0, 4 KOs) of Ukraine shows no signs of slowing down, following into the footsteps of such fighters as Russian Artur Beterbiev or his compatriots Olexander Usyk and Vasyl Lomachenko.
According to Boxnews.com.ua, Gvozdyk will be matched up tough against veteran contender Chris Henry (26-2, 21 KOs). The fight is scheduled to take place on June 13 in Phoenix, Arizona. It’s to be noted, however, that the 34-year old American was last seen in the ring almost three years ago and had just one fight since March 2010, when he scored his biggest win – the first-round kayo of 32-4 former champion Hugo Hernan Garay.
Gvozdyk, 28, is 2011 world champion and an integral part of an ultra-talented Ukrainian squad, which captured five gold medals that year. Four other champions were rapidly emerging contenders Usyk and Ievgen Khytrov, reigning WBO 126lb champion Lomachenko and another undefeated prospect Taras Shelestyuk. Gvozdyk is managed by Egis Klimas.