Glowocki Kayos Huck and Wins WBO Cruiserweight Title
By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent- Ringside
*Photo Credit: Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media
Newark, NJ (August 15th, 2015)– Polish boxing fans were wild at Prudential Center on August 14, 2015, enjoying the Al Haymon Premier Boxing Champions card while the four featured Polish fighters on the card won big. With Polish patriotic red and white clothing, Polish flags and banners, drinking beer and cheering for their home country favorites, the great Polish fans came away not just with victory, but with the taste of championship blood.
In the featured televised bout on Spike TV the crowd came to see, unknown 25-0 southpaw Krzystzof Glowacki of Walcz, Poland, who has a 64 percent knockout ratio, came off the canvas in the sixth round to knock out Marco Huck of Germany and win the World Boxing Organization World Cruiserweight title in the WBO Upset of the Year. Huck had reigned the WBO Cruiserweight title for six years at 13 title defenses. Huck had hoped to break the WBO cruiserweight 13 title defense record of Johnny Nelson of the United Kingdom, but it was not to be.
Huck, now 38-3-1, Berlin, Germany, a veteran of 17 world championship fights, knocked Glowacki down for the first time in his career with a chopping overhand left in the sixth round. Glowacki, on his back, beat the count at eight and surprisingly recovered well. Referee David Fields reached the count of nine as Glowacki arose, and gave him another chance when Glowacki appeared strongly able to continue. Huck then tried to finish Glowacki, but Glowacki answered with power shots in return, hurting Huck and sending Huck back into his careful defensive shell.
Glowacki started well, outworking Huck in the first three rounds to win them. Huck came back in rounds four and five to outwork Glowacki, and in additional to those rounds, Huck won the sixth round 10-8 by scoring a knockdown. Glowacki arose unhurt. Huck appeared to be slightly win very close rounds seven and eight, but resorted to bullying tactics after the bell which might not have helped him in the minds of the judges scoring the fight. Careful jab exchanges marked these close rounds for both combatants, with some wild bomb punch misses on both sides here and there with evil intent
Glowacki had never fought outside of Poland, and Huck had never fought outside of Germany. Glowacki refused to fold, winning rounds nine and ten. Huck appeared to be tired in his corner after round ten. In round eleven, Glowacki used pinpoint body shots which scored midway through the round to take the wind out of Huck and lower his hands. Huck tried to fight back, but a left right power jab put Huck on his back. Huck beat the count. After Huck arose, leaning on the ropes, Glowacki landed a right hand body shot, followed by a left hook to the ribs, and Huck, without his wind, double over. Glowacki then landed booming power shots to the head which sent Huck down and out through the bottom ropes, knocked out, forcing referee David Fields to end the contest.
Result: Krzysztof Glowacki KO 11 Marco Huck, Cruiserweights
Glowacki wins the World Boxing Organization World Cruiserweight title
Referee: David Fields. Time: 2:39. Glowacki down in sixth. Huck down twice in eleventh.
Other Prudential Center Bouts, Al Haymon Premier Boxing Champions Card
Undercard Referees: Harvey Dock, Sparkle Lee, Benjy Esteves Jr.
Antonio Tarver Draw 12 Steve Cunningham, Heavyweights
Scoring: 115-113 Tarver. 115-113 Cunningham. 114-114 Draw.
Cunningham appeared slightly ahead in dual defensive gem, but the rounds were close.
Artur Szpilka Referee’s Technical decision 2 Yasmany Consuegra, Heavyweights. (3:00)
Szpilka knocked down Consuegra in second. Consuegra claimed a knee injury. Stinker.
Luis Rosa Technical Win 6 Giovanni Caro, Super Bantamweights
Caro was coming in low and not giving Rosa distance to punch. Rosa countered my holding Caro’s head down whenever he came in and punching at it. In round seven, Caro came in low and collided with Rosa’s head. Caro, bleeding from the head and profusely from the bridge of the nose, was too dazed to continue. Ruled accidental butt by referee Sparkle Lee.
Rosa warned by the referee for low blows in round two, forcing a five minute rest period.
Kamil Laszczyk Win 8 Oscauris Frias, Featherweights
In battle of unbeaten prospects, 21-0 Laszczyk was the better boxer and also the cleaner one. Frias lost a point in round three for hitting after the bell. Frias down in round four.
First time for 16-0 Frias outside of the Dominican Republic, making his record suspect.
All of Frias’ opponents coming into this bout were either winless or had bad losing records.
Jarrett Hurd TKO 7 Jeff Lentz, Super Welterweights (2:59)
Premature 2:59 stoppage by referee Harvey Dock after Hurd landed a few punches near end of round seven. Lentz was clearly not hurt and easily able to go the distance. The real question was why taller blue chop prospect Hurd, 16-0, was matched with 5-0 MMA fighter Lentz, 5-0, shorter, rough and tough, but clearly not ready for a step up fight yet at 5-0.
Macieg Sulecki TKO 1 Jose Miguel Rodriguez Berrio, Middleweights (2:07)
Another stinker. 21-0 Polish middleweight prospect Sulecki pounded on an overweight and out of shape blubbery Berrio, decking him, then pounding on him worse than Rocky Balboa did with the hanging meat in the market. 40 year old Jose ‘Bam Bam’ Berrio, a loser of eight of his last nine bouts, last beat a fighter with a winning record in 2001. Before that, you would have to go back to the 1990s for when he beat another fighter with a winning record, and that’s bad. Berrio’s only win in 11 years was against an 0-4 fighter!
Mikkel Lespierre Win 6 Kevin Womack Jr., Super Lightweights
Opening bout on the card. LesPierre’s best round was the sixth and final round, when he snapped Womack’s head back with the solid overhand right hands several times. However limited in ability, the taller Womack was in top condition and was not hurt by LesPierre.
Scoring: 60-54, 59-55, 59-55 Les Pierre.
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