Many RING-rated fighters were in action over the past two weekends, resulting in a lot of movement in the magazine’s divisional rankings, including Tomasz Adamek’s drop in the heavyweight top 10 and Jorge Linares’ re-entry into the lightweight ratings.
Unbeaten heavyweight Vyacheslav Glazkov out-hustled the smaller Tomasz Adamek en route to a unanimous decision victory that was the main event of an NBC Sports Net’s Fight Night show on Saturday at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pa.
Heavyweight contender Vyacheslav Glazkov hopes that in some small way, that a victory over Tomasz Adamek on Saturday will instill hope to his Ukrainian countrymen.
Bryan Vera says he sparred against heavyweights to get ready for Saturday’s HBO-televised rematch with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Other notes: Matthew Macklin targets rematch with Felix Sturm. Mickey Bey is sick and off Friday’s ShoBox card.
Heavyweight contenders Tomasz Adamek and Vyacheslav Glazkov will meet in an NBC-televised bout on either the March 15 or April 15 as part of NBC Sports Net’s “Fight Night” series, according to Main Events President Kathy Duva.
RingTV.com’s “Travelin’ Man” Lee Groves recounts his recent trip to Verona, N.Y., to work the CompuBox keys for an NBC Fight Night card headlined by Ukrainian heavyweight standout Vyacheslav Glazkov against a late-replacement for Tomasz Adamek, hardnosed Philadelphia cruiserweight Garrett Wilson.
Adrien Broner plans to “light up” Marcos Maidana “like a Christmas tree” on Dec. 14. Broner, the WBA welterweight beltholder, defends his title against the hard-punching Maidana in the headliner of a Showtime card in San Antonio.
Chris Arreola says he’s ready to shine against once-beaten heavyweight standout Seth Mitchell on Saturday, but fans have heard that line before from the former contender, who has suffered career setbacks due to his lack of discipline. Even Arreola admits this is his last chance.
There weren’t many high-profile fights this past weekend but fans were treated to some interesting results, some of which reflected on THE RING’s divisional ratings, such as Tomoki Kameda’s history making victory at bantamweight.
Fans give their thoughts on what could be next for Curtis Stevens, Tomasz Adamek and cruiserweight surprise Thabiso Mchunu, and they ask Dougie his thoughts on what might have been with Shane Mosley, Felix Trinidad and Roy Jones Jr. in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Former heavyweight Eddie Chambers will debut as a cruiserweight on Aug. 3 against South Africa’s hard-hitting Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu.