Why did Gvozdyk step away for so long

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  1. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Most people wouldn't want to box after almost killing an opponent and then enduring an awful beatdown for a pay level that would never be attained again.
     
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  2. BoyBato

    BoyBato Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Beterbiev took his soul obviously
     
  3. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    Being on the receiving end of one of the most painful accumulation beatdowns in recent times would make a lot of men want to retire. He’s also a smart, educated guy and was said to have career opportunities outside of boxing.
     
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  4. vast

    vast Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    He had a rough fight with Beterbiev. That took a lot out of him mentally and physically. Surprised he is back but its hard for fighters to stop. Hope he stays healthy and gets good matchups.
     
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  5. BCS8

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    I honestly think that's the reason. And also on paper you'd have to fancy Gvozdyk to win. It sucks losing when you are the favourite in your mind. Gvozdyk's got the footwork, the speed, the angles and the punch array to really trouble a guy that looks (superficially) as basic as Beterbiev. I think the fact that Artur basically walked him down and beat him to a pulp no matter what he did may have messed with his head. Part of the reason is Gvozdyk himself: he gave Beterbiev a lot of chances to exchange because he has a good punch himself. Maybe if he'd fought like a rabbit he'd have won on points.
     
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  6. iceferg

    iceferg Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I had Beterbiev up easily in this fight before the stoppage. He dropped him 2 or 3 times which the referee didn't count.

    As for why he retired he suffered a serious bleeding on the brain in this fight and spent a long time in hospital. After what he did to Stevenson in the previous fight I'm not surprised he walked away.
     
  7. Jackman65

    Jackman65 FJB Full Member

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    I have mixed feelings about his return. He was one of my all time LH favorites and I hate to see fighters get hurt or suffer long term damage. The Beterbiev fight was close for several rounds and it was brutal. Beterbiev definitely hit him behind the head. Not sure if it was intentional but it happened. I’d like to see a fight with Gvoz and Bivol. Both are excellent technical boxers and I think it would potentially be an entertaining fight.

    Two Eastern fighters doesn’t usually equal a good payday for anyone so this might never happen. Also, it’s rare that fighters take time off and come back stronger or better. It’s usually out of necessity (they need $$$). I hope that’s not the case with Gvoz.
     
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  8. Deew

    Deew Active Member Full Member

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    Good work, total control against a solid journeyman who had nothing on him for the distance

    One, maybe two more like that in quick succession, Fury style, and he's ready for a shot at a high ranked guy
     
  9. DramaShow

    DramaShow 19 banned Full Member

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    Gvozdyk will fight Richard Bolotniks on the Canelo Ryder undercard.
     
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  10. tinman

    tinman VIP Member Full Member

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    Beterbiev broke his spirit and took his manhood.
     
  11. Badbot

    Badbot I Am An Actual Pro. Full Member

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    Isn´t Bolotniks fighting Craig Richards?
     
  12. DramaShow

    DramaShow 19 banned Full Member

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    Richards pulled out with a hand injury.
     
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  13. lepinthehood

    lepinthehood When I'm drinking you leave me well alone Full Member

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    Didn't want to fight beterbiev again. So he wasn't going to be number 1.
     
  14. mirkofilipovic

    mirkofilipovic ESB Management Full Member

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    He needed to take PED's to get better.