Krzysztof Glowacki vs Maksim Vlasov Preview Nov. 10th
There’s more cruiserweight action in the World Boxing Super Series as Krzysztof Glowacki of Poland will be meeting Maksim Vlasov of Russia for the interim WBO World Championship at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago this Saturday, November 10th. The 12-round bout can be seen in most regions live on DAZN. Glowacki last fought in May when he stopped Santander Silgado in the first round. Vlasov’s last outing was a 10-round stoppage over Olanrewaju Durodola for the vacant WBC Silver Cruiserweight Title.
**Watch live on DAZN this Saturday. Your first month is free.
Glowacki vs Vlasov Betting Odds
- Krzysztof Glowacki +100
- Maksim Vlasov -120
The 32-year-old Glowacki is a former WBO Cruiserweight titlist who will enter the bout with an impressive record of 30-1 along with 19 Kos. He won the WBO crown by getting up from the canvas to stop former champion Marco Huck in the 11th round in August of 2015 in a highly-entertaining slugfest. He defended the belt in April 2016 when he beat former two-time cruiserweight champ Steve Cunningham by a unanimous decision. However, he lost the strap in his second defence when Oleksandr Usyk beat him by unanimous decision.
After a fine amateur career he turned pro in 2008 and has boxed 178 rounds since, but lacks experience against big-name fighters other than taking on Huck, Cunningham and Usyk. He has beaten a few decent opponents in Nuri Seferi, Matty Askin and Thierry Karl as well, but most of his other foes have been unrecognizable. Glowacki is a southpaw who stands 6-feet tall with a 75-inch reach and owns a 61 per cent knockout ratio. He’s mostly been fighting exclusively in Europe against European opposition. He has good power and a solid chin which makes him a fan-friendly boxer to watch.
As for Vlasov, he’s also 32 years old and will climb through the ropes with a mark of 42-2 along with 25 Kos. He turned pro in 2005 and has 243 rounds of experience under his belt. His losses came against Isaac Chilemba in 2011 and Gilberto Ramirez in 2015 with both of them coming via 10-round unanimous decisions. His biggest wins have some against the likes of Denton Daley, Derrick Findley, Mark Suarez and Vikapita Meroro. He hasn’t taken on any legitimate contenders to be honest as his experience is against European and Grade B level opposition.
Vlasov is just over 6-feet-3-inches tall with a 76.5-inch reach. This gives him a three-inch height advantage and a 1.5-inch edge in reach over Glowacki. He also has a solid chin and decent power with a current knockout ratio of 57 per cent. Since turning pro he’s also won the WBC Asian Boxing Council, and the WBC Baltic Super Middleweight Titles as well as the WBC Baltic Light Heavyweight Title and the IBO Inter-Continental, WBA International, WBA Continental, and WBC Silver Cruiserweight titles.
The size advantage of Vlasov needs to be utilized in this fight if he hopes to be successful. He needs to use his boxing skills and stay away from Glowacki’s power while picking him off enough to rack up points on the scorecards. Glowacki could make the mistake of relying too much on his power and could find himself in trouble if he isn’t able to land on and hurt Vlasov with his big shots. A close, call, but I think I’ll go with Glowacki due to his heart, power and experience against better opposition.
I’ll go with Glowacki in a minor upset.
Play: Glowacki +100 @ BetOnline.ag
Check out my recent boxing betting picks to see my current form.