VyacheslavGlazkovvsCharlesMartinPreviewJanuary16th

UnbeatenVyacheslavGlazkovofUkrainewillbetakingonundefeatedAmericanheavyweightCharlesMartinforthevacantIBFWorldTitlethisSaturday,January16th。

Theboutistheco-featureoftheDeontayWildervsArturSzpilkaWBCHeavyweightChampionshipfightandistakingplaceattheBarclaysCenterinBrooklyn,NewYork。

ThesearethefirstheavyweighttitlefightstobeheldinBrooklynsinceJamesJeffriesstoppedJamesCorbettin11roundsbackin1900。

TheGlazkovvsMartincontestcanbeseenliveintheU。

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TheboutisalsoliveonYouTubeandwillbebroadcastbySkySportsintheUK。

GlazkovvsMartinBettingOdds

Herearethewinneroddsfromonlinesportsbook5dimes。

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CharlesMartin+140

VyacheslavGlazkov-160

MyPick

The31-year-oldGlazkovhailsfromtheUkraineandwonabronzemedalforhishomelandatthe2008OlympicGamesinBeijing,China。

He’sgotanoutstandingrecordof21-0-1with13KosandishopingtokeephisstreakintactagainstMartinofSt。

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The29-year-oldMartin,whonowfightsoutofCarson,California,willentertheringwithanevenmoreimpressiverecordof22-0-1with20Kosandit’sobviousthathehasgoodpowerinhisfists。

ThesetwoarebattlingitoutastheIBFtitleisvacantaftertheorganizationstrippedEngland’sTysonFuryofthebeltfollowinghisrecentwinoverWladimirKlitschko。

The6-foot-3Glazkovhasa75。

5-inchreachandnowfightsoutoftheU。

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He’sgotgoodfootmovementandfineboxingskillsandisalsoastoughasnails。

Martinisabigsouthpawwhocomesintotheboutat6-foot-5andhasan80-inchreach。

He’dratherstophisopponentthangotothescorecardsandifhecanusethejabandlandsomequickcombinationsheshouldgiveGlazkovsomethingtothinkabout。

Martinturnedproin2012andhas71roundsunderhisbeltsincethen。

Hehasaknockoutratioof87percentwiththeonlyblemishonhisrecordbeingafour-rounddrawagainstAlvaroMoralesin2013。

Glazkovisahardandaccuratepuncherthoughwholikestogetinsideifhehasto,soMartinshouldtrytokeephimatdistancewithhislongerreachandusesomemovement。

Martinmightwanttokeepthecontestaboxingmatchinsteadofdecidingtoslugitoutifpossible。

Martinhasn’tfoughtanybodyofnoteuptonowandhe’sonlybeen10roundsononeoccasion。

He’stakingastepupinclassandishopinghispowerwillbethedecidingfactorinthefight。

Glazkovturnedprobackin2009andhas129roundstohisname。

MostofhisearlyboutswerefoughtinRussiaandUkraineagainstEuropeanopposition,buthe’sfoughtsomewell-knownopponentslatelysuchasTorHamer,SteveCunningham,DerricRossy,TomaszAdamekandMalikScott。

HisdrawcameagainstPoland’sAdamekintheir12-roundboutbackinMarchof2014。

Glazkovhasgoodpower,buthe’snotknownasaone-punchknockoutartistandhasacurrentknockoutratioof59percent。

Prediction

Thisisamatchupbetweentwoundefeatedboxers。

Martinhastheedgeinage,height,reachandpower,butGlazkovhasmoreexperienceagainstbetterfoes。

Martinwillberelyingonhispowertodosomedamage,butifGlazkovcantakehisbestshotsthenhecouldbeintrouble。

GlazkovhasshownasolidchinuptonowandifitholdsoutonSaturdayheshouldleavetheringwiththeIBFbelt。

GlazkovstheclosefavouritehereandthisfightwillcomedowntohisexperienceagainstMartinspower。

Play:Glazkov-160@5dimes。

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