Vyacheslav Glazkov upsets Tomasz Adamek
Vyacheslav Glazkov (17-0-1, 11 KO’s) pulled off a big upset in defeating 37-year-old former two division world champion Tomasz Adamek (49-3, 29 KO’s) by a 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Sands Casino Resort, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.
The final judges scores were 117-110, 117-111, 116-112. Glazkov dominated the action with his powerful jab and combinations through the first 9 rounds. Glazkov faded after the 9th, and Adamek was able to come on to get the better of the action in rounds 10 through 12.
With this win, Glazkov puts himself in position to fight in a final IBF heavyweight eliminator to become the mandatory challenger to heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.
Also on the card, Isaac Chilemba (22-2-2, 9 KO’s) dominated Russian Denis Grachev (13-3-1, 8 KO’s) in beating him by a one-sided 10 round unanimous decision. The final judges scored were 99-91, 99-91, 100-90. The more experienced Chilemba calmly picked off the hard hitting Grachev from the outside all night long, and was able to control the action with his superior hand speed. Grachev suffered a bad cut on the side of his left eye.
Former IBF welterweight champion Kermit Cintron 35-5-2, 28 KO’s) defeated Ronald Cruz (20-3, 15 KO’s) by a 10 round unanimous decision in a competitive fight. The judges scored the fight 96-94, 96-94, 96-94.
Undefeated lightweight Karl Dargan (15-0, 7 KO’s) scored a 8 round unanimous decision win against Chazz McDowell (6-5-1, 1 KO’s). The final judges scores were 80-72, 80-72, 80-72.