His manager announced the news on Instagram while wishing him luck on his new career. The player is infamous for winning the WBC title in December, 2018 after knocking out Adonis Stevenson, who had held the belt for five years.
The Canadian player, Stevenson, was hit so bad that he required brain surgery after that along with long time care. Gvozdyk had a great career record of 17-1 and lost his only professional match while defending the WBC title against Russian fighter Artur Beterbiev.
Th Ukrainian also won a bronze medal for his country at the 2012 Olympics in the light heavyweight title fight. Gvozdyk has previously spoken of his interest in moving into business and told a Ukrainian website last year that he would ”never say never” to politics.