Oleksandr Gvozdyk, former world light heavyweight champion of the CMB, assured that Artur Beterbiev, with whom he lost in 2019 by knockout, it would not be a difficult fight for Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez.
“This is boxing, styles make fights,” he said. Gvozdyk for to ESNEWS. “So, I think Beterbiev it won’t be a tough fight for Canelo. Beterbiev He is always trying to get in, but once inside, he doesn’t work. He wants to be close to you, but not so close. Canelo, due to his movements, I’m sure he will be able to handle the punch (of Beterbiev) because he’s a very strong guy ”.
Gvozdyk take as a reference the fights he had Canelo against Gennady Golovkin, to project what would happen in a fight between Saul and Beterbiev.
“Canelo demonstrated it with GGG“Says the Ukrainian. “And I think that GGG hits harder than Beterbiev. Beterbiev he always has the same fight plan ”.
Oleksandr Gvozdyk already fought with Beterbiev. It was on October 18, 2019, and the Ukrainian arrived as monarch of the CMB, in a unifying fight against Beterbiev who had the scepter of FIB. Gvozdyk he was knocked out in the 10th round of a fight that was being contested. After that fight, the Ukrainian opted for retirement.
Gvozdyk spoke about Beterbiev’s weakness against Canelo
The same way, Oleksandr you would have to change your boxing tactic that you have been using, as it would have no effect against Canelo Alvarez.
“It is assumed that he (Beterbiev) approaches you and demolishes you, “he added Gvozdyk. “I’m not really sure that he will be able to do this against Canelo. I believe that Canelo (will defeat Beterbiev) ”, He expressed.
In addition, Gvozdyk think that Dmitry Bivol, light heavyweight champion of the AMB, it would be a more complicated rival above the ring for Saul Alvarez that Beterbiev.
“And I think that (Dmitry) Bivol it would be more difficult for Canelo, although I think Beterbiev would defeat Bivol, but in terms of styles, I think Bivol it would be more difficult for Canelo“Concluded the Ukrainian.
“Canelo is like a corporation”
Regarding his prognosis for the fight between the Canelo and Caleb Plant, Oleksandr Gvozdyk think not at this time. there is no one who can beat the Mexican.
“Canelo It is like a corporation, not just a team ”, he points out. Gvozdyk. “They know what to do, when to do it, how to do it. I’m sure they (the Team Canelo) are doing everything right against Plant, and my prediction is that he sure wins Canelo“.
The former Ukrainian champion thinks that Canelo will force the stop of the fight against Plant.
“I think it’s going to be stoppage in the second half of the fight,” he said. Gvozdyk. “Canelo it will demolish it and then it will stop it in the second half, in the final rounds. “