Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Scott Tells Glazkov: I'm From Philly, I Won't Quit Like Tor!

By Keith Idec

If Malik Scott is as confident and entertaining in the ring Saturday night as he was during a news conference Thursday, his heavyweight fight against Vyacheslav Glazkov might be better theater than most expect.

Philadelphia’s Scott (35-0, 12 KOs) has developed a deserved reputation for pounding out mostly dull decision wins against average opposition during his 12-year pro career. Scott spoke, though, as if he is highly motivated to prove that he, not the well-regarded Glazkov (14-0, 10 KOs), is the ‘A’ side of their 10-round fight in Huntington, N.Y.

“There’s a lot of questions out there and I’m going to answer every one of them Saturday night,” Scott said. “The same way I know [Glazkov’s] good attributes, I also see loopholes in his game. I plan on taking advantage of every last one of those loopholes Saturday night.”

NBC Sports Network will televise the Glazkov-Scott fight as the main event of a doubleheader from The Paramount. Huntington’s Chris Algieri (15-0, 7 KOs) and Jose Peralta (10-1, 6 KOs), of Passaic, N.J., will square off in the co-featured fight, a 10-round junior welterweight bout that’ll start the telecast at 10:30 p.m. ET.

Glazkov, who won a bronze medal for Ukraine at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, has been impressive since making his pro debut in July 2009. But the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Scott, while not considered a puncher, represents a step up in opposition for the 28-year-old Glazkov.

The 32-year-old Scott scoffed at the thought of his fight against Glazkov at all resembling Glazkov’s victory over Tor Hamer on Dec. 22 in Bethlehem, Pa. New York’s Hamer (19-2, 12 KOs) inexplicably quit on his stool after four relatively uneventful rounds with the 6-3, 225-pound Glazkov in a fight that was broadcast by NBC.

“I’m looking forward to staying undefeated,” Scott said. “I’m looking forward to [Glazkov] bringing his ‘A’ game. My ‘A’ game is ready. I am not Tor Hamer. This is not that type of party. I’m from North Philly. We do not quit on no stools. You’re definitely going to have to put me out. I’m going out on my shield. I’m not quitting on no stool. … When a fighter quits on his stool and the heat wasn’t even turned up on him yet, he shouldn’t even be allowed back in boxing. And Tor Hamer can take that whichever way he wants. That wasn’t fair to NBC, that wasn’t fair to [Glazkov]. If you look at the fight, after the fight [Glazkov] was like, ‘I didn’t even do nothing and Tor quit.’ It’s not that type of party right here. I’m from a different cloth. I’m 35-0 for a reason.”

He obviously has little respect for Hamer, but Scott gave Glazkov credit for his willingness to face an unbeaten opponent who has more than twice as many professional fights on his record.

“You’ve got to give credit to [Glazkov] and [promoter] Kathy [Duva], because Kathy always takes the necessary risks with all her fighters,” said Scott, who was promoted by Duva’s Main Events for most of his career, before signing with Goossen Tutor Promotions. “She’s not trying to baby them. Nah. ‘You’re 14-0, you’ve got 300 amateur fights, we’re giving you Malik Scott.’ That’s how the game’s supposed to be. You’ve got to give all the credit to her because this is how the heavyweight division is going to turn around.”

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by The Hammer on 02-22-2013

[B][FONT="Book Antiqua"][COLOR="DarkRed"][SIZE="6"]War Vyacheslav![/SIZE][/COLOR][/FONT][/B]

Comment by 4Corners on 02-22-2013

Malik Scott has the ability to soundly out box Glazkov for the whole fight. He has fast hands, pretty quick for a heavyweight as far as feet, and a solid jab. He can jab his way to a decision. But…

Comment by parrish duke on 02-22-2013

This is going to be a barn burner - Glazkov is similar to Vassily Jurov(before James Toney got to his azz) Malik Scott is very good, just has not been really tested, but who knows his comp probably wasn't good…

Comment by SnakeVen0m on 02-22-2013

War scott!!!!

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 02-22-2013

my man!!!! :fing02:....give'em hell big man!!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (5)
Top Headlines Video: Yuriorkis Gamboa Discusses Career, Jason Sosa Clash Video: Sergey Kovalev Talks Ward, Shabranskyy, Car Accident David Haye Vows To Recover, To Come Back Strong in 2018 Golovkin Blown Away By Treatment in The Motherland - Mexico Photos: Yuriorkis Gamboa, Jason Sosa - Go Face To Face Photos: Sullivan Barrera, Felix Valera - Square Up in New York City Photos: Kovalev, Shabranskyy - Face To Face at Final Presser Peltz: Sosa-Gamboa Will Be HBO's Fight of the Night Saturday Eubank Sr. Takes a Deep Dig at Groves' Trainer Shane McGuigan Parker Promoter To Hearn: Worry About Joshua's Chin, Not Presser! James Toney To Joshua: Put on Big-Boy Pants, Come Fight in U.S. News: Cornflake LaManna, Blair Cobbs, Liliana Palmera, More Hearn Thinks Parker Promoter is Bonkers After Presser on Joshua Oscar Valdez To Target Carl Frampton Showdown in 2018 Gary Russell Jr: Will Golden Boy Promotions Let Diaz Fight Me? Duva: 'Irrelevant' Stevenson Has No Interest in Fighting Kovalev Eubank Sr: I Don't See How George Groves Will Go The Distance Wanheng Menayothin Goes for 49-0 in Upcoming Defense Pedro Guevara on Shiro Loss: In Mexico I Could've Gotten Decision McCullough, McCarthy, Ward and Crocker Eager For More Nathaniel Gallimore Stays Busy With Knockout Victory Parker: I'll Make Tyson Fury Rich By Knocking Anthony Joshua Out! Agron Smakici: I Want To Fight With Alexander Dimitrenko Pacquiao Fed Up With Politics, Roach Hopes He Stops Boxing Vijender Singh Expects To Face Rocky Fielding in March Shabranskyy Prepared To Do Everything Possible To Beat Kovalev Chocolatito To Return in April or May, Possibly on Canelo-GGG II Rey Vargas Expects Fireworks With Oscar Negrete at MSG Devon Alexander: I'm Ready To Fight Anybody Out There Jermall Charlo vs. Hugo Centeno in Play For WBC Interim-Belt Team Parker Dare 'Glass Chin' Joshua To Accept 65-35 or Else Devon Alexander Out-Classes Castillo in First Fight in Two Years Gennady Golovkin is Honored By The Mayor of Mexico City Miguel Cruz Cut, Conquers David Grayton, Wins Decision Arum: Terence Crawford Will Face Horn-Corcoran Winner Next Bellew's Coach Rejects Tyson Fury For 12/17: No Way! Jerwin Ancajas Headed For Big 2018, 'SuperFly' in His Future? Dillian Whyte Erupts: Tony Bellew is a Coward, Disgusting Attitude! Parker Promoter: Joshua is A Lot of Hype, Softer Than Wilder Antoine Douglas vs. Spike O'Sullivan on Saunders-Lemieux Card
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement