HUNTINGTON, New York — We should have known better. There was too much boxing going on Saturday for there not to be at least on controversial moment. The shameful moment came on NBC Sports with Malik Scott being completely screwed out of a career-defining win against fellow “undefeated” heavyweight Vyascheslav Glazkoz.
STOP ME IF YOU’VE SEEN THIS STORY BEFORE: An Eastern European heavyweight gets the majority of his offense neutralized, can’t get past his opponent’s jab and summarily gets outboxed for most of the fight. And yet, said Eastern European heavyweight manages to walk out the ring without a blemish on his record. If this sounds very familiar, then you were one of the people who saw Steve Cunningham get jobbed against Tomasz Adamek in December.
At least in that fight Adamek won a clear amount of rounds. Glazkov couldn’t get anything going outside of sporadic body shots. On the other hand, Scott essentially shut Glazkov down with a stiff jab and occasional left hook and right hands. On my card, Glozkov got a round.
The official cards were another story. One judge had it fairly accurate at 98-92 for Scott. Another had it 96-94 for Glazkov and Julie Lederman sealed the worst decision of 2013 thus far with a score of 95-95.
MAIN EVENTS GETTING A NEW REP: When this happened with Adamek-Cunningham II, Main Events essentially responded like this to angry fans. Now that it’s happened again in the span of two months, they are putting their image as a reputable promotional outfit at risk, being that both dubious decisions were to the extreme benefit of their fighters. And it even hurts their other fighters, as the Scott-Glazkov decision has completely overshadowed a great undercard effort from Chris Algieri in his action-packed decision win over Jose Peralta.
As of now Main Events isn’t touching the fan ire. We’ll see if it’s addressed over the next few days. Watch the full fight below and let me know your scorecard.[youtube http://youtu.be/QNo4pB3NQio]