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Vyacheslav Glazkov wins majority decision over Derric Rossy

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Aug

Although heavyweight contender Vyacheslav Glazkov appeared to struggle during his first fight under trainer John David Jackson, he was, nevertheless, able to escape with a majority decison over journeyman Derric Rossy on Saturday in Pennsylvania.

Glazkov won by scores of 96-94, and, 98-92, on the cards of Ron McNair and Pierre Benoist, with John Poturaj scoring it, 95-95.

A 2008 Olympic bronze medalist, Glazkov (18-0-1, 11 knockouts), 29, was coming off a unanimous decision win March over Tomasz Adamek, ending the Polish contender’s five-fight winning streak.

Rossy had an advantage in overall punches landed (184-to-159), jabs (62-to-51) and power shots (122-to-108).



“It’s not an excuse,” said Glazkov, “… but even before the fight, I got my right hand injured. It’s still a little injured from the fight with Adamek.

Jackson is also the trainer of WBO light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev.

In undercard bouts, heavyweight Joseph Parker scored two knockdowns during a third-round knockout over Keith Thompson, and light heavyweight Vasily Lepikhin scored three knockdowns on the way to stopping Robert Berridge in the fifth round.

For Berridge, a run of nine consecutive stoppage wins was ended, his previous loss being by unanimous decision to Blake Caparello in May 2012.

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