Veteran heavyweight takes on Czar Glazkov on NBCSN Fight Night on August 9th
BROOKLYN, NY – Heavyweight Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (17-0-1, 11 KOs) may be coming off a major upset victory over veteran Tomasz “Goral” Adamek (49-3, 29 KOs) but his next opponent Derric “El León” Rossy (29-8, 14 KOs) believes he is going to be Czar’s biggest challenge to date. The two are slotted to face-off as the main event on the next installment of NBCSN Fight Night (a special triple header edition) live from Sands Casino Hotel in Bethlehem, PA on August 9. This will also be Rossy’s Fight Night debut.
The two heavyweights are both 6’3″ tall and Rossy wants to warn fans, “It is going to be a heck of a brawl!” Rossy, 34, has 37 professional fights on his resume while his younger opponent, Glazkov, 29, has less than half as many with 18. Rossy warned, “Everyone wants a knockout. It is going to be a great fight. You’ve got two hungry guys looking to go at it. My prediction is this is going to be an unbelievable fight.” (continue reading…)
NEW YORK - Earlier this afternoon, DiBella Entertainment and Fight Promotions officially held a meet and greet for newly signed Ukrainian amateur stars Sergey Derevyanchenko and Ivan Golub in downtown Manhattan at the beautiful Taras Bulba Ukrainian restaurant. Speaking to a number of important Ukrainian and Russian media, Derevyanchenko and Golub both talked about their excitement to be fighting in the US, especially in New York City. Promoter Lou DiBella’s excitement was almost too hard to contain, as he talked about the possibilities he sees for these two stellar athletes.
Derevyanchenko is set to make his official pro debut on DBE’s upcoming Broadway Boxing card next Wednesday at the famed B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in midtown Manhattan. Golub was also scheduled to appear on the card in his second professional fight, but was forced to withdraw yesterday after suffering a minor hand injury during training.
Below are quotes from both Derevyanchenko and Golub, as well as DiBella, Kurt Emhoff, of Fight Promotions, and trainer Andre Rozier.
In battle of undefeated super middleweights
MIAMI – Undefeated former Cuban amateur star Vilier Quinonez (8-0, 5 KOs) will make his U.S. network debut July 25 against unbeaten super middleweight prospect Jerry Odum (11-0, 10 KOs) in an eight-round bout, airing on ShoBox: The New Generation, live from Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York.
“It’s a privilege for me to fight on ShoBox,” Quinonez said. “I plan to fight impressively so Cuban and American fans alike get to know me better. I know my opponent is 11-0 with 10 knockouts, but I’ll be prepared to do whatever it takes to pull off a victory.”
The 29-year-old Quinonez had a 275-28 amateur record in Cuba, including back-to-back gold and silver medal performances in the World Junior Championships. The 6′ 2″ southpaw, who relocated last fall from Chicago to Miami, isn’t your typical defense-first Cuban boxer.
“My roots are in amateur boxing and I learned a lot in Cuba,” Quinones explained, “but I’ve worked hard in the gym to apply the American style of fighting. I feel comfortable and continue working hard every day to improve my new style.” (continue reading…)
NEW YORK - On Wednesday, July 23, at NYC’s famed B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, DiBella Entertainment (DBE) will return with another edition of its popular and long-running Broadway Boxing series.
Headlining the card will be the much-anticipated return and NYC/DBE debut of former title challenger Patrick “The Punisher” Hyland (27-1, 12KO’s), of Ireland, squaring off against Noel Echevarria (11-3, 6KO’s) in an eight-round junior lightweight matchup. Hyland has been out of the ring since losing a highly competitive 12-round decision to then-interim WBA world featherweight champion Javier Fortuna in December 2012, due to promotional problems with his former promoter. Hyland officially joined the DBE roster in May and is now ready to resume his career and showcase his skills in front of NYC’s diehard Irish boxing fan base, as he looks to once again make another run at a world title opportunity. (continue reading…)
LAS VEGAS – Long before World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne (24-1, 21 KOs) knocked out Chris Arreola (35-4) this past May to claim the coveted title belt vacated by retired Vitali Klitschko, Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (31-0, 31 KOs) started talking smack about Stiverne and he hasn’t let up as the impending showdown approaches later this year.
Wilder is the mandatory, No. 1 challenger for Stiverne’s first defense. If the relatively untested fighter from Alabama believes his incessant trash talk, juvenile antics and bizarre behavior is getting to Stiverne, he has another thing coming when they step into the ring. In fact, Stiverne admits he’s been amused. (continue reading…)