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2019-01-05
TTR'S 2018 IN REVIEW- Part III- Light Heavyweights
Pictured: Oleksandr Gvozdyk



2018 saw a new Lineal World light heavyweight champion crowned. Part III of TTR's "2018 in Review" examines how the new champ and the eleven TTR-ranked contenders for his title did last year.


Champion: Oleksandr Gvozdyk (16-0, 13 KOs/25-0, 16 KOs including WSB bouts)
- 3/17- Mehdi Amar.....W UD 12
(won vacant WBC Interim World light heavyweight title)
- 12/1- Adonis Stevenson.....W KO-11
(won Lineal, WBC, and Transnational Boxing Rankings Board World light heavyweight titles)

1- Eleider Alvarez (24-0, 12 KOs)
- 8/4- Sergey Kovalev.....W KO-7
(won WBO and IBA World light heavyweight titles)

2- Dmitry Bivol (15-0, 11 KOs)
- 3/3- Sullivan Barrera.....W TKO-12
(retained WBA World light heavyweight title)
- 8/4- Isaac Chilemba.....W UD 12
(retained WBA World light heavyweight title)
- 11/24- Jean Pascal.....W UD 12
(retained WBA World light heavyweight title)

3- Sergey Kovalev (32-3-1, 28 KOs)
- 3/3- Igor Mikhlkin.....W TKO-7
(retained WBO World light heavyweight title)
- 8/4- Eleider Alvarez.....L KO-7
(lost WBO and IBA World light heavyweight titles)

4- Badou Jack (22-1-3, 13 KOs)
- 5/19- Adonis Stevenson.....Maj. Dec. Draw 12
(for Lineal, WBC, and Transnational Boxing Rankings Board World light heavyweight titles)

5- Artur Beterbiev (13-0, 13 KOs)
- 10/6- Callum Johnson.....W KO-4
(retained IBF World light heavyweight title)

6- Sullivan Barrera (22-2, 14 KOs)
- 3/3- Dmirty Bivol.....L TKO-12
(for WBA World light heavyweight title)
- 11/3- Seanie Monaghan.....W UD 10

7- Joe Smith, Jr. (24-2, 20 KOs)
- 6/30- Melvin Russell,,,,,W KO-1

8- Marcus Browne (22-0, 16 KOs)
- 1/20- Francy Ntetu.....W TKO-1
- 8/4- Lenin Castillo.....W UD 10

9- Sven Fornling (15-1, 7 KOs)
- 1/5- Jeppe Morell.....W TKO-3
- 4/21- Karel Horejsek.....W UD 10
- 12/15- Karo Murat.....W UD 12
(won IBO World light heavyweight title)

10- Felix Valera (17-2, 14 KOs)
- 3/17- Beibi Berrocal.....W TKO-8
- 11/10- Bryan Perez Castilo.....W UD 10

11- Karo Murat (32-4-1, 21 KOs)
- 3/24- Travis Reeves.....W TKO-12
(won vacant IBO World light heavyweight title)
- 12/15- Sven Fornling.....L UD 12
(lost IBO World light heavyweight title)
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt