Heavyweight contender Vyacheslav Czar Glazkov, coming off a career-best victory against longtime contender Tomasz Adamek in March, will return to action against Derric Rossy on Aug. 9, Main Events announced Wednesday.
The scheduled 10-round bout will headline a Fight Night tripleheader at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Also on the card is a 12-round light heavyweight fight between Robert Berridge and Vasily Lepikhin and red-hot heavyweight prospect Joseph Parker of New Zealand, who will face an opponent to be determined in the scheduled eight-round opener.
This card features a bunch of powerful big men, so I expect to see some fireworks at the Sands on August 9th, Main Events chief executive Kathy Duva said. I’m happy to bring Czar Glazkov back after his impressive performance against Tomasz Adamek in March and to introduce some new faces to the ‘Fight Night’ fans.
The 29-year-old Glazkov (17-0-1, 11 KOs), a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist from Ukraine, who moved with his wife and daughter to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, about a month ago, will be working with trainer (and former world titleholder) John David Jackson for the first time.
He is 100 percent concentrated on boxing. Many changes came into his life since he moved here, manager Egis Klimas said. He started working with his new trainer John David Jackson so it will be interesting to see the new Czar.
Said Glazkov, Preparation in Florida is going well and John and I have a good understanding. He is adding some new stuff and I like it. I can’t wait to try new things in the ring.
Rossy (29-8-0, 14 KOs), 34, of Medford, New York, is a journeyman opponent who has lost two of his last three fights and six of his last 10. But when few opponents were willing to face Glazkov, Rossy was.
Tune in boxing fans because you will see some great heavyweight action, Rossy said.
Berridge (24-1-1, 20 KOs), a 29-year-old southpaw from New Zealand, will be making his United States debut against Lepikhin (15-0, 8 KOs), 29, of Russia, who will be fighting outside of his home country for the first time.
Parker (9-0, 8 KOs), 22, a former amateur standout, scored a seventh-round knockout of veteran American Brian Minto in New Zealand last Saturday. Parker has been getting enormous hype in his home country. The fight will be his second in the United States, having fought in Irvine, California, in his fifth pro bout in May 2013.