Thursday, 7 August 2014

Upcoming bouts: Saturday August 9th-Promising action Stateside

Although the Heavyweight action on Thursday and Friday was limited there is much more action on Saturday and better yet it includes an awful lot of interesting fights.

The most interesting of of that action all takes place in Pennsylvania where we get a trio of Heavyweight bouts all worthy of note.

The first of that trio will see the unbeaten Tyrell Wright (5-0, 4) battle against the limited Randy Easton (2-2-1, 2). The bout isn't great on paper but it's a step up for Wright who has been matched far too easily so far. Wright has power it seems but against his competition so far it's hard to say just how legitimate that power really is.

Although unconvinced by Wright we have been very impressed by big punching New Zealander Joseph Parker (9-0, 8) who will be fighting against Keith Thompson (7-2, 4). For Parker this will be his US televised debut and his second bout in the US in total. We'd expect him to make a very good impression here and if he wins in style, like we expect, the odds are he will be back in the US in the near future.

The remaining bout on this show will see Vyacheslav Glazkov (17-0-1, 11) taking on Derric Rossy (29-8, 14) in what should be an easy win for Glazkov. The unbeaten Ukrainian is heading towards a world title fight though will need to perform well here to get the sort of backing he would want going into a bout with Wladimir Klitschko. Talented but "boring" Glazkov has shown some fantastic traits at times but looks likely to fall short at, or around, the fringes of world class. Rossey however is little more than a journeyman.

Still in the US, albeit in Washington, D.C, we get another Heavyweight bout as Stan Williamson (1-0, 1) stakes his unbeaten record against the debuting William Chaplin (0-0). Little to say here other than that at 6'7" Williamson is a giant of a fighter and really is a striking fighter to see.

One more bout of note takes place in Russia as the debuting Pavel Doroshilov (0-0) battles against British veteran Danny Williams (46-22-0-2, 35). We don't know much about the Russian debutant but making a debut against a fighter like Williams, even a shot Williams, is still pretty impressive.

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