Undefeated Ukrainian heavyweight Vyacheslav Glazkov heads into the biggest fight of his career this weekend as ‘The Czar’ battles former world cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek in New York.
The 29 year-old, who has just the one blemish of a draw with Malik Scott on an otherwise perfect record, has stopped five of his last seven opponents and will hold a size difference against the ex-200lber.
Glazkov participates in an eliminator for the number two spot with the IBF and had no qualms accepting the challenge once promoters Main Events put the fight to him earlier this year.
“When my manager called me and told there is possibility to fight Tomash Adamek I was happy,” Glazkov told World Boxing News.
“I think someone made a decision because they see a good fighter in me, not because Adamek chose me as opponent but to bring the potential for a good fight.”
Adamek, 36, heads into the contest as a slight favourite on experience alone and Glazkov had nothing but respect for the Pole when asked about possibly ending the veteran’s career with a victory on Saturday night.
“I like to watch Adamek’s fights and I believe he is one of the best today in heavyweight division,” said Glazkov.
“It is not for me to make decisions who is out or still in game, I will just try to win this fight and let him make his own decision what to do with his career.
“I train for every fight hard and I do not think I will be doing something different.
“People can talk about his size (because of the Klitschko fight), but how about Rocky Marciano or Mike Tyson? These guys were not giants also.
“There is also a place high in the rankings for us in this fight. That does not guarantee a world title for next one fight, but I am sure it will be closer once I get the win.
“It is hard to predict how it will end, but know for sure it will be a good bout,” he added.
Adamek v Glazkov is live on NBC Fight Night from 2.30pm ET this Saturday.
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