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Andre Ward questions Gvozdyk’s “mental makeup”

Ngumbu, 37, bowed out of the fight in the fifth round complaining of a calf injury to his right calf. The fight was stopped by referee Eric Dali at 0:58 of round five. The victory for Gvozdyk, 31, was his first successful title defense of his World Boxing Council light heavyweight title that he won last December in stopping 41-year-old long-time champion Adonis ‘Superman’ Stevenson in the 11th round. The stoppage loss by Stevenson left him hospitalized with a brain injury, which required surgery. Despite being 1- years older, the 41-year-old Stevenson was beating Gvozdyk, and doing it basically on aggression. Gvozdyk was showing very little offense throughout their fight. It was only until the last seconds of the 10th, that Gvozdyk finally came to life after being hurt by Stevenson with a big left hand to the head that sent him flying into the ropes. The referee failed to make the knockdown call from that shot by Stevenson.
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