Vyacheslav Glazkov vs Garrett Wilson Preview November 16
Undefeated heavyweight Vyacheslav Glazkov of Ukraine will be taking on late substitute Garrett Wilson of America in a Saturday afternoon matinee on November 16. The 12-round bout will be taking place at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York and will be broadcast live across North America by the NBC Sports Network. Polish heavyweight Tomasz Adamek was originally scheduled to meet Glazkov, but had to pull out of the bout due to illness. Wilson was then named as a last-minute replacement.
The 29-year-old Glazkov is a legitimate prospect and has built up a record of 15-0-1 along with 11 Kos. He took home a bronze medal from the Olympic Games in 2008 in Beijing and possesses good technical boxing skills. He’s hard to hit because of his defensive technique and sense of distance. He’s been pretty active with a win over Brian Polley earlier this year in August and a somewhat controversial draw against Malik Scott in February.
Glazkov obviously trained for a meeting with Adamek and he’ll now be facing Wilson, which could be seen as a step down in class from his original opponent. He needs to remain focused due to the change and shouldn’t take Wilson too lightly. The 31-year-old Wilson hails from Philadelphia and he’ll enter the ring with a record of 13-6-1 along with seven Kos to his name. He’s a tough guy who has been stopped just once in his six losses.
He’s on a pretty good streak at the moment with just one defeat in his past eight bouts. This came in February when he was beaten by Alexander Alekseev. Wilson doesn’t really throw enough punches to be seen as a contender or prospect and he can be outworked because of it. He’s also coming into this fight on the short end in the reach and height departments.
Glazkov can take advantage of his superior height and reach by utilizing his jab, throwing a lot of punches and establishing a comfortable distance. He has the power to stop Wilson, but shouldn’t go out on a seek and destroy mission against Wilson, as he could be in for a surprise. Wilson can be dangerous if Glazkov loses focus and while he may not be the busiest boxer in the ring he comes to win not just to survive.
Most fans will be disappointed that Adamek had to pull out of this fight as he and Glazkov was a good matchup. This bout doesn’t carry the same weight or drama, but it’ll still be interesting to see how Glazkov performs. He’s the better boxer and has more power and is quite a bit bigger. Look for Glazkov to win a relatively easy decision or score a late stoppage.