GLAZKOV-HAMER ADDED TO DEC. 22 NBC SHOW
Press Release: In a rare match-up of young up-and-coming heavyweights, New York's Tor Hamer (19-1 with 12 KOs) takes on Ukraine's Vyacheslav Glazkov (13-0 with 9 KOs) over eight rounds on Saturday, December 22nd in a special afternoon, network broadcast of boxing on NBC. The broadcast begins at 4PM ET, from the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA. The main event features a rematch between former cruiserweight champions, Tomasz Adamek (47-2 with 29 KOs) and Steve Cunningham (25-4 with 12 KOs). Adamek won their first meeting, which was a "fight of the year" candidate in 2008, but bth men have now moved up to heavyweight.
Hamer, the college-educated pugilist dubbed by the Village Voice as the "Gentleman Boxer", is riding an eight-bout winning streak. In his most recent fight, Hamer plastered [weak] Dominique Alexander in just over four minutes, scoring a second round TKO in St. Charles, MO in October. In June of this year, Hamer bested Kevin Johnson to win the Prizefighter UK heavyweight tournament in London, England. It was only the second loss for Johnson.
Glazkov has never lost as a pro, and in his last outing defeated tough Konstantin Airich of Kazakhstan over ten rounds. The fight with Hamer will be just his second appearance in the United States. As an amateur Glazkov won a bronze medal as a super heavyweight in Beijing in 2008. He also defeated David Price in the amateurs.