Tomasz Adamek vs Vyacheslav Glazkov preview March 15
Polish heavyweight Tomasz Adamek will return to the ring this Saturday, March 15 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania when he takes on Vyacheslav Glazkov of Ukraine. The 12-round bout will be shown live across America on NBCSN’s Fight Night program from the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. This bout was originally scheduled for last November, but was postponed at the last minute when the veteran Adamek came down with a dad case of the flu.
This is a crossroads bout for both boxers since the 37-year-old Adamek wants to prove he’s still one of the best heavyweight contenders around and the 29-year-old Glazkov wants to show the world that he’s a legitimate prospect for a world title belt. Adamek has plenty of experience and the former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion is still quite mobile and aggressive in the ring. He’s got pretty good power and has an excellent chin.
Adamek will enter the ring with an impressive record of 49-2-0 along with 29 Kos. Then only men ever to have beaten him were world champions Chad Dawson and Vitali Klitschko. He lost a unanimous decision to Dawson in a light heavyweight tilt in 2007 and was stopped by Klitschko in the 10th round in an attempt to take the Ukrainian’s title in 2011.
The unbeaten Glazkov enters the bout with a near-perfect record of 16-0-1 with 11 Kos. His only blemish was a 10-round draw against American Malik Scott last year. Adamek and Glazkov usually enter the ring at about the same weight at 220 lbs. Glazkov enjoyed a fine amateur career and won a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China before turning pro in 2009.
Adamek fought just once last year and may be a little rusty at his advanced age. He’s got good boxing skills, but many of his fights seem to end up in brawls. Either way, he usually comes out with his hand raised. Glazkov on the other hand tends to be a slow starter. Adamek has the edge in experience hands down has he’s been in the ring with Klitschko, Dawson, Chris Arreola, Steve Cunningham and Paul Briggs.
Glazkov will be stepping up in class against Adamek, but has proven he faces adversity well. When Adamek pulled out of the fight in November, Garrett Wilson was brought in on two day’s notice and Glazkov had no problem with him. Both boxers have good power, but aren’t one-punch KO artists. They tend to break their opponents’ down.
They both have fast hands for heavyweights and also possess stamina and endurance. Adamek has gone 12 rounds on nine occasions while Glazkov is used to going 10, but this bout is set for 12 rounds. For Adamek to be successful he needs to be a bit more accurate with his punching. He throws enough of them, but too many miss the mark. Glazkov doesn’t tend to throw as many, but is more generally more accurate.
Adamek also tends to get hit too often, but his chin gets him by. He has been on the canvas before, but has remarkable recuperative powers Glazkov is better defensively, but his chin hasn’t really been tested as of yet.
This an excellent bout between two evenly-matched boxers. Adamek is older, but more experienced and he’s the faster starter. This could go the distance and points will be valuable to both of them. There could be a knockdown or two along the way, but it probably won’t end by a stoppage. Look for Adamek to pull another fight out of his hat against a younger opponent in Glazkov as he’s often done in the past.
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