ROSSY WORKING FULL-TIME TO BEAT GLAZKOV
Press Release: This Saturday night at the Sands in Bethlehem, PA, Derric Rossy (29-8, 14 KOs) will take on heavyweight contender Vyacheslav Glazkov (17-0-1, 11 KOs) over ten rounds. It will be televised on NBC Sports Network. Rossy is looking to get into championship contention himself, which he approached back in 2011.
The 34-year old former defensive end at Boston College knows that a win over Glazkov will catapult him into rankings . "Glazkov is a very sound fighter. What he does, he does well. That's what you get when you are fighting the top guys," said Rossy.
"This fight is big for both of us. It could mean a title fight. Two well-qualified fighters are fighting each other. Who ever wins this should be in talks for a world title."
This will be the second fight that Rossy has been able to concentrate fully on boxing as he was previously an iron worker who lifted heavy beams to help with construction on big buildings. "I have a dream to be champion. It needs to be financed. I did enough work where I saved up to be a full-time boxer. That 100% focus showed up in the Joe Hanks fight [an upset recently pulled off by Rossy] and will show again on Saturday. I am hoping my fans that are in attendance will make a loud ruckus. Everyone tune in because it will be a great fight," finished Rossy
Said Rossy's longtime promoter Sal Musumeci of Final Forum Promotions, "This is a crossroads fight for Derric. If he wins this, he will be in line to get into contention to bring the heavyweight title back to the United States. I commend Glazkov for taking this great risk."
THE REST OF THE SHOW
In an all-local showdown of light welterweights, Ismael Serrano (1-1), 27, of Bethlehem, PA will take on Jonathan Williams (0-2), 21, of Allentown, PA in four rounds. Serrano is coming off his first career loss against Wellington Romero Jan. 24, 2014 at Resorts in Atlantic City, NJ. Williams is still looking for his first professional win since making his pro debut on Nov. 16, 2013 against Nathaniel Rivas at Sands.
Two featherweights will face off in four rounds, both of whom are still looking for their first professional victory. Frankie Garriga (0-1-2), 26, of Bronx, NY will take on Puerto Rican native Luis Acevedo (0-0-1), 22, (now residing in Bethlehem, PA). Garriga made his professional debut with a points draw on June 6, 2011 in four rounds against Josh Crespo in Hartford, CT. Acevedo also made his professional debut with a draw against Josh Crespo, at Sands on March 15, 2014.
Heavyweight, Tyrell Wright (5-0), of Jersey City, NJ will meet up with Randy Easton (2-2-1) of Sansbury, PA for four rounds. Wright has knocked out four straight opponents (Apr. 4, 2014 - Dan Bolden in the fourth round; Sept. 13, 2013 - Alex Rozman in the first round; Jul. 27, 2013 - Eric George in the third round and Jun. 14, 2013 - Moses Marshall in the second round).
Easton is coming off two straight victories, both knockouts (Nov. 30, 2013 - William Monroe in the first round and Dec. 18, 2013 - Dante Selby in the first round).
Starting off the event will be undefeated light heavyweight, Khalib Whitmore (5-0, 4 KO's), 29 from Philadelphia, PA against Lamont Capers (4-4) of Brooklyn, NY in four rounds. Whitmore has knocked out the last four guys he's faced (Aug. 23, 2013 - Richard McCombs in the first round; Nov. 23, 2013 - Martez Williamson in the second round; Nov. 30, 2013 - Mark Baltimore in the first round; and Jan. 25, 2014 - Antonio Liles in the second round).
Whitmore was scheduled to fight on the June 21st card at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, PA and the April 4th fight at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA but both times matchmakers Jolene Mizzone and J Russell Peltz were unable to find an opponent willing to take on the dangerous Whitmore.
Capers lost his most recent bout to Travis Reeves via unanimous decision in six rounds on Jun. 28, 2014 in Baltimore, MD which snapped a three-fight winning streak (Mar. 8, 2014 - Brian Donahue unanimous decision in four rounds; May 9, 2014 - Earl Platt unanimous decision in four rounds and May 17, 2014 - Dave Valykeo majority decision in four rounds).
The final fight before the live telecast begins is six rounds of welterweight action featuring Arturo Trujillo (5-0, 3 KO's) of Easton, PA against an undetermined fighter. Trujillo, 22, is a southpaw. He has knocked out his last two opponents (Apr. 24, 2014 - Kevin Womack Jr. in the third round and Nov. 16, 2013 - Pablo Sanchez in the first round).
The Aug. 9th televised events, in addition to Glazkov-Rossy, are a twelve-round light heavyweight match-up between Robert "The Butcher" Berridge and Vasily "The Professor" Lepikhin and a six-round heavyweight fight featuring Joseph Parker and Keith "Untouchable" Thompson.
Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com.