BETHLEHEM. PA – Ukrainian heavyweight puncher Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov, 13-0, 9 KOs, intends to school the already well-educated Tor Hamer, 19-1, 12 KOs, when they meet in the ring at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, in PA, Saturday, December 22nd. The 8-round heavyweight contest is part of a big nationally televised double-header that will be broadcast on NBC, beginning at 4PM ET. The headline bout is a 12-round rematch between Tomasz “Goral” Adamek and Steve “USS” Cunningham for the IBF North American Heavyweight Title.
Lately New York-born Hamer has been making waves and getting ink as a promising prospect in the heavyweight division. He’s won eight in a row including a unanimous nod over title-challenger Kevin Johnson, and has been singled out as a future American hopeful for world championship honors.
Much of the hoopla surrounding Hamer is the fact that he carries educational credentials far superior than those of most boxers. The son of a Harvard-educated father and Villanova-graduate mother, Hamer grew up attending private schools, and holds a B.A. Degree from Penn State University. Truly a rarity in the boxing world.
A veteran of 13 professional fights, mostly in Russia, Czar has faced a number of Eastern European standouts. But it is his vast amateur pedigree that gives him the edge in ring experience that he will use to become the professor against Hamer. In his pre-pro tenure, Glazkov faced a “who’s who” of international boxing at the World Amateur Boxing Championships, World University Championships, the Strandya Cup, and the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, where he won the Bronze Medal.
Czar’s goal is to capitalize on this opportunity by beating Hamer impressively on national television and making a name for himself in this, just his second appearance in the United States. If he can score a knockout against Hamer, Czar Glazkov will certainly go to the head of the class.
DECEMBER 22 FIGHT INFO:
December 22nd at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Pennsylvania. The main event features current IBF North American Heavyweight Champion Tomasz “Goral” Adamek (47-2, 29 KO’s) of Kearny, N.J. vs. Steve “USS” Cunningham (25-4, 12 KO’s) of Philadelphia, Pa., in a 12-round heavyweight fight.
In the co-feature, Tor Hamer (19-1, 12 KO’s) of New York, N.Y., takes on Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (13-0, 9 KO’s) of Langansk, Ukraine, in an 8-round heavyweight bout.
The main event and co-feature will be broadcast on NBC network TV beginning 4PM ET. The card is presented by Main Events and Ziggy Promotions in association with Peltz Boxing, DiBella Entertainment and Pushka.
To purchase the remaining tickets while they last, contact the Sands Bethlehem Event Center box office 610-297-7414, Main Events 973-200-7050 and Peltz Boxing 215-765-0922, Ticketmaster, http://www.ticketmaster.com/Tomasz-Adamek-vs-Steve-Cunningham-tickets/artist/1794999 , and Ticketmaster Sales: during regular hours 800-745-3000, Ticketmaster Express: automated phone line for self-service ticket sales, even after hours, 866-448-7849.
For additional information on the event, seating arrangements, or ticketing, visit the event page located on the website. www.sandseventcenter.com