VERONA, NY — Heavyweight contender Vyacheslav Glazkov (16-0-1, 11 KOs) got more than he bargained for Saturday afternoon with undersized cruiserweight Garrett Wilson (13-6-1, 7 KOs), who used fast hands, power and a strong chin to become a crowd favorite despite dropping a wide decision at the Turning Stone Casino.
The 5’9, 204 pound Wilson showed no fear of the towering 6’3, 224 pound Glazkov. Wilson’s strategy was to explode with haymakers hooks at several points during each round. The shots troubled Glazkov, but they were sporadic and after the first round, Glazkov used his reach advantage to smash home clean jabs down the middle and straight rights. As the bout progressed, Glazkov mixed in nice hook combinations to the body. Wilson took the shots and only started to show fatigue in the final two rounds. By then, he had won the crowd over with his effort and succeeded in cutting, swelling, and bloodying Glazkov’s face.
Glazkov won easily on the cards via scores of 99-91, 98-92 and 97-93. With Tomasz Adamek pulling out due to illness, it’s hard to discern if Glazkov had so many issues because of a mental letdown and quick switch at the lsat-minute, or Wilson simply being better than expected. Whatever the case, Wilson has earned another TV date. Main Events should consider letting him return back at his natural cruiserweight size against Thabiso Mchunu, who beat Eddie Chambers on their August 3 show.[youtube http://youtu.be/8eyA3uGrZ8E]