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Ringside Seat: Gvozdyk-Beterbiev a 50-50 must-see unification fight between two undefeated champions

The bout between Oleksandr Gvozdyk and Artur Beterbiev should be an exciting and competitive fight.

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Timothy Bradley Jr.'s breakdown: Artur Beterbiev vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk

Timothy Bradley Jr. breaks down Beterbiev-Gvozdyk.

Beterbiev vs. Gvozdyk: How to watch

Looking to watch the light heavyweight fight on ESPN on Friday? Here's how to do it.

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Patrick Day

Day, 27, dies of brain injuries from Sat. knockout

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As boxer Pat Day fights for his life, retired firefighter and 9/11 first responder Joe Higgins, his trainer, is hoping for a miracle.

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Arum devastated by Day's passing

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Gvozdyk-Beterbiev

Fri., 10 p.m. ET on ESPN

Arum: Beterbiev vs. Gvozdyk is the best fight in years

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Beterbiev-Gvozdyk will give clarity to a crowded division

Artur Beterbiev and Oleksandr Gvozdyk will fight to unify two light heavyweight titles.

Gvozdyk-Beterbiev

Fri., 10 p.m. ET on ESPN

Learning from the best: How Georges St-Pierre became Beterbiev's mentor

Artur Beterbiev has the biggest fight of his career against Oleksandr Gvozdyk on Friday night. MMA legend Georges St-Pierre has helped him get there.

Mikey Williams for Top Rank Boxing

Beterbiev, GSP describe their friendship in fighting

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Beterbiev set to faceoff vs. Gvozdyk

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Gvozdyk-Beterbiev

Fri., 10 p.m. ET on ESPN

Gvozdyk-Beterbiev a fight that boxing fans can't wait to see

The recently announced light heavyweight unification bout between Oleksandr Gvozdyk and Artur Beterbiev is exactly what fight fans have been waiting for.

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Former two division world titleholder Timothy Bradley Jr. previews Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Artur Beterbiev, which takes place Friday night in Philadelphia on ESPN.

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Former junior welterweight world titlist Chris Algieri shares his thoughts on the light heavyweight unification bout between Oleksandr Gvozdyk and Artur Beterbiev.

Steve Kim, ESPN9h ago

Gvozdyk-Beterbiev

Fri., 10 p.m. ET on ESPN

Weights from Philadelphia for the ESPN main event: Oleksandr Gvozdyk 174.3 pounds, Artur Beterbiev 174.5. Light heavyweight title unification!

Dan Rafael, ESPN Senior Writer8h ago

Weights from Philadelphia: Luis Collazo 146.4 pounds, Kudratillo Abdukakhorov 147.1 for the ESPN co-feature.

Dan Rafael, ESPN Senior Writer8h ago

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Manager Egis Klimas on heavyweight Oleksandr Usyk plans. Usyk made his debut on the division last weekend, stopping Chazz Witherspoon in seven rounds.

Steve Kim, ESPN9h ago

Beterbiev-Gvozdyk

Fri., 10 p.m. ET on ESPN

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Trainer Teddy Atlas and Oleksandr Gvozdyk talk about their training camp in Philadelphia as they prepared to face Artur Beterbiev...

Steve Kim, ESPN1d ago
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Marc Ramsay, the trainer of Artur Beterbiev, talks about their upcoming bout with Oleksandr Gvozdyk on Friday night....

Steve Kim, ESPN1d ago
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Here's Hall-of-Fame promoter, Russell Peltz, talking about the long history of light heavyweight title fights in Philadelphia, as he's flanked by Oleksandr Gvozdyk and Artur Beterbiev. They clash on Friday night on ESPN.

Steve Kim, ESPN2d ago

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Fury wants to knock out Strowman at Crown Jewel

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Errol Spence Jr.

Errol Spence in stable condition after Dallas car crash

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Spence hospitalized after car crash

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Joet Gonzalez

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Here's what Joet Gonzalez had to say two weeks ahead of his bout versus Shakur Stevenson, for the vacant WBO featherweight title in Reno, Nevada (ESPN+)....

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To prepare for a southpaw like Shakur Stevenson, Joet Gonzalez is sparring with the likes of Toka Khan Clary.

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GGG-Derevyanchenko

GGG shows age in close win, but could it get him closer to Canelo?

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Max: Marshall not ready to be a heavyweight contender

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Canelo vs. Kovalev

Will Kovalev be able to solve a smaller Canelo?

Canelo Alvarez goes up in weight two divisions to challenge light heavyweight world titlist Sergey Kovalev. Dan Rafael and Steve Kim share their thoughts on the matchup, who has the advantage and what's next.

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