Exclusive: Duva to review Glazkov footage, gives injury update
Vyacheslav Glazkov’s promoter Kathy Duva has informed WBN that the heavyweight will see a specialist this week following a bad knee injury suffered in the Ukrainian’s IBF title fight.
The 31 year-old fell awkwardly in the third round of his clash with Charles Martin on Saturday night in New York causing a tear to his right anterior cruciate ligament and costing Glazkov the coveted world title he craves.
Although Martin is now recognised as the new IBF heavyweight champion, Duva is still evaluating their options and will process all the information at her disposal before making a final conclusion on what route to take next.
“We will review the tape on Monday and then make a decision when we have a clearer picture of exactly what happened,” Duva exclusively told World Boxing News.
“The commission doctor said that it was obvious to him from his field exam after the fight that Czar completely tore his right ACL.
“An orthopaedic surgeon friend got in touch with me on Saturday night to say that he recognized the same thing by simply watching the fight. Apparently, the way Czar fell was characteristic of this particular injury.
“Glazkov has returned to his home in Florida on Sunday and he will see a specialist there in the next few days. After that we will know more and surgery will be scheduled as soon as the swelling subsides.”
An immediate rematch with Martin looks to be a non-starter as Glazkov will lose his mandatory position and faces a spell on the sidelines, which could see the fighter out for at least a couple of months before full training can begin.