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Cunningham chimes in on controversial decision in Glazkov fight

Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events – In the aftermath of his IBF elimination bout this past Saturday at the Bell Centre in Montreal, former two-time cruiserweight world champion and current heavyweight contender Steve “USS” Cunningham wants to state his case to what the boxing world saw, and that is the wrong man had his hand raised.

The viewing public saw that Cunningham controlled the bout and out landed Vyacheslav Glazkov in eight of the twelve rounds with jabs being virtually even and Cunningham landing more power shots to the tune of 123-84.

In total, Cunningham out threw Glazkov by 208 punches and out landed him 180-144 over the twelve round battle. Continue reading

Training Camp Notes – Glazkov

On March 14 Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov will face Steve “USS” Cunningham for the #1 position in the IBF and the USBA Heavyweight Title as the co-feature on the Kovalev-Pascal HBO World Championship Boxing® telecast. Although Cunningham is a formidable opponent, the 30-year old from Lugansk, Ukraine faced much bigger adversity outside of the ring over the last year. Continue reading

Quotes from CA Media Lunch

Czar Glazkov

“Preparation is going very good. Training is two to three times a day. I can’t predict what is going to happen. I think Steve Cunningham is going to be 100% ready. I am preparing very seriously for every single fight. Every single fight gives me more experience. And every single fight gives me something new to work on. This is boxing and I don’t like to predict things. Right now it is 100% concentration on Steve Cunningham. I don’t know what is going to happen after this fight. I don’t care who I face next.” Continue reading

Glazkov vs Cunningham to provide a new face to the heavyweight title picture

What do you get when you combine an undefeated, but tested top ten fighter vs a former champion coming off a big win? You get a great fight. On 14th March heavyweights Steve Cunningham and Vyacheslav Glaszkov will fight and crown a legitimate top 6 fighter in the division.

Steve Cunningham was last seen in a bout with Natu Visinia who was undefeated before being stopped by Cunningham. Cunnigham was down in that fight but came back to retire Visinia at the end of the seventh. Before that he was in with another undefeated fighter in dangerous puncher Amir Mansour. Cunningham was also down two times in that fight and it had the feeling that Mansour was on his way to winning that one. However later on Steve Cunningham would drop mansour and walk away with the decision. Continue reading

Glazkov Defeats Rossy in Heart-Stopping Battle at Sands

Bethlehem, PA: The main event featured a brutal ten-round heavyweight battle between Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (18-0-1, 11 KOs*) from Lugansk, Ukraine against Derric “El León” Rossy (29-9, 14 KOs) of Medford, NY.

The first round started slow with both fighters trying to feel each other out. Both guys ended the second trading very good shots, keeping the fight close. Rossy took the third round with ease. The next four rounds were close, with both fighters trading big shots. Rossy looked tired at the start of the eighth but continued to hang in there with Glazkov.

Czar suffered a cut below his left eye at the end of the eighth. Glazkov dominated Rossy in the ninth, but Rossy managed to stay on his feet until the final bell. Glazkov managed to pull out a majority decision victory with one judge scoring the bout 95-95, and the other two scoring the bout 96-94 and 98-92 in favor of Glazkov. After the fight, Czar said, “My hand was bothering me. It wasn’t broken, but it did not recover as well as I had hoped. It is not an excuse but it was still bothering me from my fight with Adamek.” Continue reading

Glazkov-Rossy Final Press Conference

Main Events’ CEO Kathy Duva

This is our 19th show  Fight Night event. We have been enjoying a tremendous run. When we started, NBC thought we needed to work with other promoters. It has given us the freedom to create fights that would have never happened otherwise. J Russell Peltz and Jolene Mizzone’s matchmaking has been a huge part of our success along with BAM Promotions. This event has the most promoters of any of our previous events.  For this event we have German Titov of Titov Promotions, Pushka Promotions, Sal Musumeci of Final Forum Promotions and Duco Events. It has been a pleasure working hand-in-hand with them.  Continue reading

Glazkov-Rossy Highlights Special Fight Night Triple Header

NBCSN features a special live tripleheader during Fight Night on Saturday, August 9 at 8 p.m. ET from Sands Casino Hotel in Bethlehem, PA.  
The main event features undefeated Ukrainian sensation Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (17-0-1, 11 KOs) against New York native Derric Rossy in ten rounds of heavyweight action.  Prior to the Glazkov-Rossy fight, is a 12-round light heavyweight championship bout as Robert Berridge (24-1-1, 20 KOs) of New Zealand and Vasily Lepikhin (15-0, 8 KOs) of Russia square off for the PABA and WBO Oriental Light Heavyweight Titles. The tripleheader opens with two more heavyweights, New Zealand native Joseph Parker (9-0, 8 KOs) against Keith Thompson of Birmingham, AL (7-2, 4 KOs) in a six-round showdown.

NBC Sports Group’s Fight Night broadcast team of play-by-play announcer Kenny Rice, analyst B.J. Flores and reporter Chris Mannix call the action.

Czar Glazkov
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Rich Graessle/Main Events

In his last Fight Night appearance on March 25, Czar Glazkov stunned audiences when he upset former two-division world champion and heavyweight contender Tomasz “Goral” Adamek to secure the #2 position in the IBF and the IBF North American Heavyweight Title. Czar has an impressive 65% (11 of 17) knockout-to-win ratio. Glazkov, 29, now resides in Ft. Lauderdale, FL but is originally from Lugansk, Ukraine.  This will be Glazkov’s first fight training with renowned boxing trainer John David Jackson.  Jackson also trains fellow Main Events’ stable mate and WBO Light Heavyweight Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev.

Derric Rossy

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Rossy, 34, is a seasoned veteran with 37 professional fights on his resume. He hails from Medford, NY. He is coming off a 10-round majority decision victory over heavyweight prospect Joe Hanks in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on May 16. Prior to their fight, Hanks had only one career loss. The victory snapped a two-fight loss streak for Rossy. Saturday will be his Fight Night debut.

Rober Berridge
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The second bout of the Fight Night tripleheader features New Zealand native and southpaw Robert “The Butcher” Berridge (24-1-1, 20 KOs) in a 12-round light heavyweight match-up against Vasily “The Professor” Lepikhin (15-0, 8 KOs) for the PABA and WBO Oriental Light Heavyweight Titles.  Berridge, 29, is currently on a nine-fight winning streak (all KOs) dating all the way back to Oct. 5, 2012 (second round KO of Joel Casey in Victoria, Australia).

Vasily Lepikhin
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Titov Promotions

The undefeated Vasily Lepikhin, 29, hails from Gelendzhik, Russia and will make his U.S. debut on Aug. 9th. Since making his professional debut in 2005, Vasily has fought exclusively in his home country, Russia. The undefeated Lepikhin is also on a knockout streak. He has knocked out his last three opponents, all in the first round (Apr. 18, 2013 – TKO Romans Sevcenko; Jun. 13, 2013 – KO Mikhail Demin and Nov. 30, 2013 – KO Alexey Varakin).

Joseph Parker
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Joseph Parker is also undefeated with an astonishing 89% (8 of 9) knockout-to-win ratio.  He is coming off a startling seventh-round stoppage against Brian Minto on July 5 when he earned the PABA and WBO Oriental Heavyweight Titles.  The Minto fight took place in Parker’s home country of New Zealand.  On August 9 he will make his Fight Night and east coast debuts.

Keith Thompson
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Parker’s opponent, Keith Thompson, hails from Birmingham, AL.  He is coming off a four-round unanimous decision victory over Derek Walker in his home state of Alabama on April 5.  This will be only his second fight in the northeast.  He was knocked out by Alexis Santos on May 24 in Dorchester, Mass., the only other time he fought north of the Mason-Dixon Line.  This will also be his Fight Night debut.

“We are pleased to bring an exciting tripleheader, including a title bout, to boxing fans on NBCSN,” said Gary Quinn, Vice President of Programming & Planning for NBC Sports Group.

Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events, said, “This card meets all of our objectives for Fight Night: we’re bringing back Glazkov, who made his US debut on NBC in 2012, we’re introducing new faces to our audience, and featuring crossroads match ups with exciting prospects. It should be a great night of action on NBCSN.”

 

Training Camp Notes & Video: Czar  Glazkov

Ft. Lauderdale, FL:    2014 has brought many changes for Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (17-0-1, 11 KOs).  He defeated veteran Tomasz Adamek to claim the NABF North American Heavyweight Title and secure the #2 position in the IBF. After, he immigrated to the United States from war-torn Ukraine with his wife and daughter and moved to sunny Fort Lauderdale, FL.  In Florida, he started training with world-renowned trainer John David Jackson. Jackson also trains fellow Main Events’ stable mate Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev. This Saturday boxing fans will finally get to find out how all of these changes have affected Glazkov’s game as he steps into the ring with Derric “El León” Rossy (29-8-0, 14 KOs) at Sands Resort Casino and live on NBCSN Fight Night.

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NBCSN Fight Night August 9th Triple Header Scouting Report:   Why you can’t afford to miss these big guys square off!

 
Joseph Parker
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Bethlehem, PA: The special edition of NBCSN Fight Night triple header scheduled for August 9th at Sands is going to be jam-packed with action as heavyweights and light heavyweights square off in three of the most exciting fights of the year. This battle of the big men features some of the biggest prospects in the heavyweight and light heavyweight division and includes a diverse crew of international talent.

 

Czar Glazkov
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Rich Graessle/Main Events

Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (17-0-1, 11 KOs), 29, is originally from Lugansk, Ukraine and just immigrated to Ft. Lauderdale, FL in the last few months. He is now training with world-renowned trainer, John David Jackson, who also trains fellow Main Events’ stable mate Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev. Now that Czar is working with Jackson look for him to start adding new combinations in the ring. He is also coming off a huge upset victory over veteran heavyweight Tomasz “Goral” Adamek on March 15th at Sands. With the victory he secured the #2 position in the IBF and the IBF North American Heavyweight Title. He is an Olympic Bronze Medalist. He is very defensive-minded and tends to be a slow starter, but look for him to get more aggressive as the fight progresses.

Derric Rossy
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Derric “El León” Rossy (29-8-0, 14 KOs), 34, has far more professional experience than his younger opponent, Glazkov.  He is a veteran with over 30 career professional fights in over ten years as a pro.  He has fought a never-ending list of contenders from Eddie Chambers (twice), Ray Mercer, Kubrat Pulev, and more.  He is a big man who likes to fight the style of a smaller man, enjoys fighting on the inside if he can. If not then he can find success utilizing his jab.  He is coming off a majority decision victory over Joe Hanks on May 16th to snap and two fight losing streak so look for him to try to keep the momentum moving forward.

Vasily Lephikin
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In the middle bout of this special edition triple-header we have 12 rounds of light heavyweight action for the PABA & WBO Oriental Light Heavyweight Titles. Robert “The Butcher” Berridge (24-1-1, 20 KOs) will face Vasily “The Professor” Lepikhin (15-0-0, 8 KOs).  Berridge, 29, hails from Albany, New Zealand. He has won his last nine fights in a row (all KOs) dating all the way back to October 5, 2012.  He also possesses that killer instinct of a fighter, when he has his opponent in trouble he finds a way to finish the job.  However, he will have his hands full with his undefeated opponent.  Lepikhin, also 29, is originally from Chelyabinsk, Russia, the same hometown as WBO Light Heavyweight Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev.  Like Krusher, Lepikhin will make his Fight Night debut in the middle fight of a special triple-header edition.  He is still an unknown but with more than half of his victories coming by way of knockout boxing fans are wondering if there are more similarities between Lepikhin and Kovalev.

Keith Thompson
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Starting off the Fight Night triple header will be another New Zealand native Joseph Parker (9-0, 8 KOs) against Birmingham, AL native Keith “Untouchable” Thompson (7-2, 4 KO’s) in six rounds of heavyweight action.  Parker, 22, is a hot prospect with an incredible 89% (8 of 9) knockout-to-win ratio.  His biggest strength though may be the willingness to fight anybody, in only his 9th pro fight he defeated ranked heavyweight contender Brian Minto.  However, he has a tendency to swing wildly at times, looking a little too hard for the knockout. Thompson is an American fighting on his home soil but this will be only the second time he has fought outside of the South (May 24, 2014 – Loss via KO to Alexis Santos in Dorchester, Massachusetts).  Parker’s next fight is already scheduled back in New Zealand with Sherman Williams for PABA and WBO Oriental Light Heavyweight Titles on October 16, 2014 so the question remains whether or not Parker will be looking past Thompson and not focused on this fight.

Robert Berridge
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Kathy Duva, Main Events’ CEO, had this to say about this triple header, “Czar Glazkov had a big win in his last fight against Tomasz Adamek and is returning for his 5th appearance on Fight Night, so I think people forget that this is just his 19th pro bout and he’s still learning on the job. A veteran like Derric Rossy, who pulled off an upset over a young heavyweight prospect (Joe Hanks) in his last fight, can show Glazkov things he hasn’t seen before. And then we have the opportunity to introduce four new faces to our fans. I’ve heard a lot about the Kiwis, Joseph Parker and Robert Berridge, so I can’t wait to see them in action.”

About August 9:

The Aug. 9th special triple-header edition of NBCSN Fight Night will take place at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem and will feature a ten-round heavyweight match-up between Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov and Derric “El León” Rossy, a twelve round light heavyweight match-up between Robert “The Butcher” Berridge and Vasily “The Professor” Lepikhin and an six-round heavyweight fight featuring Joseph Parker and Keith “Untouchable” Thompson. The undercard bouts will be announced shortly. Ticket prices are $50 and $75 and available at Ticketmaster.com. The card is presented by Main Events, Peltz Boxing and Pushka Promotions in association with Final Forum Promotions and Duco Events. The special triple-header NBCSN Fight Night telecast will begin live at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT.

NBC Sports Live Extra:

NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will live stream Fight Night at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on August 9.

Coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

All NBC Sports Network live events live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.