Oleksandr Gvozdyk and Artur Beterbiev made weight for one of the year’s most anticipated showdowns, a light heavyweight title unification bout and lineal championship heat which takes place Friday evening live on ESPN from the Liacouras Center on the campus of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (photos by Mikey Williams)

Ukraine’s Gvozdyk hit the scales at a fighting fit 174.3 pounds; Beterbiev—a Russia-born knockout artist of Chechen descent who now lives in Montreal, Canada—checked in at 174.5 pounds.

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Oleksandr Gvozdyk 174.3 lbs vs. Artur Beterbiev 174.5 lbs

(WBC/IBF Light Heavyweight world titles - 12 Rounds)

Luis Collazo 146.4 lbs vs. Kudratillo Abdukakhorov 147.1 lbs

(Welterweight  - 10 Rounds)

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ESPN+ (6:30 p.m. ET)

Sonny Conto 214.1 lbs vs. Steven Lyons 201.9 lbs

(Heavyweight - 4 Rounds)

Joseph Adorno 136.8 lbs vs. Damian Sosa 134.7 lbs

(Lightweight - 8 Rounds)

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Jeremy Adorno 121.1 lbs vs. Misael Reyes 121.2 lbs

(Super Bantamweight - 4 Rounds)

Josue Vargas 140.2 lbs vs. Johnny Rodriguez 140.5 lbs

(Super Lightweight - 8 Rounds)


Michael Seals 174.6 lbs vs. Elio Heraldo Trosch 173.2 lbs

(Light Heavyweight - 8 Rounds)


Julian Rodriguez 142.6 lbs vs. Leonardo Doronio 139 lbs

(Super Lightweight - 6 Rounds)

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