Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) confirms World Boxing Council light heavyweight champion, Adonis Stevenson, will make his tenth defense against the Olympic bronze medalist Oleksandr Gvozdyk.
Stevenson (29-1-1, 24 KOs) will jump into the ring for the first time since he clashed with Badou Jack on May 19, resulting in a draw.
Meanwhile, Gvozdyk (15-0, 12 KOs), the 31-year-old Ukrainian who is the mandatory contender for Stevenson, won a unanimous decision over Mehdi Amar last March.
The fight will take place at the Videotron Center in Quebec, Canada, on December 1.
In another WBC sanctioned bout, knockout artist Jhonny Gonzalez returns to the ring on October 6 at the mythical Arena Coliseo in Mexico City.
Gonzalez will face the always able and lanky Tomas Rojas in a tough clash between former world champions.
Here`s Jhonny… who was champion of the world, in the bantamweight and featherweight divisions. He`s risking his position in the WBC rankings, where he`s located at number four.
The fearsome capital puncher reappears in the ‘Funnel of La Lagunilla’ where he got his first triumph as a professional.
He’ll clash with the artful Veracruz southpaw who`s two times former champion of the world at super flyweight. And who has won affiliated titles as bantamweight super bantamweight and featherweight.
Jhonny has a professional record of 66 wins, 54 of them by way of the knockout and 10 loses. He faces “Gusano” who has a record of 49 wins, 33 KO´s, 16 losses and a draw.
The clash between Jhonny González and Tomas ‘Gusano’ Rojas headlines an extravaganza presented by Promociones del Pueblo with the support of Cavall Sport and Playboy Mexico. This match with flare and be transmitted to millions of homes, live via Televisa Deportes.
Finally, undefeated World Boxing Council light flyweight champion Ken ‘Hiro’ Shiro (13-0, 7 KOs) will defend his crown against Filipino Milan Melindo (37-3, 13 KOs) in Yokohama, Japan, on October 7th.
It’ss the starring contest of the card presented by the World Boxing Super Series II tournament, in Yokohama, Japan.
Shiro will be defending his WBC belt for the fourth time since dethroning Mexican Ganigan Lopez in May 2017.
He recently defended his crown by knocking out Ganigan in the second round, in a rematch in May.
For his part Melindo, comes from losing a close decision against Ryoichi Taguchi, in December last year.