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Light heavyweight champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk (16-0, 13 KOs), 31, of Ukraine, due to make his first defense March 30 in the main event of a Top Rank Boxing on ESPN card at Philadelphia's 2300 Arena, will face Doudou Ngumbu (38-8, 14 KOs), multiple sources with knowledge of the bout, which has been agreed to but not signed, told ESPN. Ngumbu, 37, a Congo native based in France, is coming off a decision win over then-unbeaten Yoann Kongolo in May to rebound from a decision loss to former title challenger Igor Mikhalkin, who has defeated him twice. Ngumbu has also lost to former title challengers Isaac Chilemba, Andrzej Fonfara and Nadjib Mohammedi.

Dan Rafael, ESPN Senior Writer75d ago