As one door closed, another door opened for Brandon Glanton. 

The unbeaten cruiserweight will attempt to make the most of this opportunity tonight as he faces Mario Aguilar tonight at the ProBox (also known as the WhiteSands) Events Center in Plant City, Florida. The 10-round bout will headline a four-bout stream on ProBoxTV (9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT).

At Thursday’s weigh-in, Glanton weighed in at 199.6 pounds. Aguilar weighed 199.8 pounds.

Glanton (16-0, 13 knockouts), who is originally from Atlanta, Georgia and now resides in Riverside, California, dropped former prospect DeShon Webster three times en route to a fifth round knockout in his last bout on July 9. He has stopped six of his last seven opponents.

The 30-year-old notched an important win recently, defeating Efetobor Apochi on June 21 of last year in a clash of unbeaten fighters. Glanton had fought on previous Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) cards and believes the win over Apochi should have opened more doors to him. He will attempt to make a statement at the expense of Aguilar.

“I thought I was going to be with PBC,” said Glanton earlier this week. “They seemed to be upset when I came in and won on the B-side. I was pursuing other opportunities and then I got the call.

“My opponent (Aguilar) is in for a long night. He’s a veteran (and) he’s coming to fight, it’s a big opportunity for him. Good fighters do better with better fighters, but it’s my job to show people that he’s a stepping stone. 

“ProBoxTV has provided me with an opportunity to be active, and an active Glanton is a great Glanton.”

Glanton was a former collegiate football player at Albany State University in Georgia. He was introduced to boxing and fell in love with the sport, losing his football scholarship after committing to boxing.

A solid win over Aguilar could put Glanton in position to contend in a competitive cruiserweight division. He already has his sights set on WBO titleholder Lawrence Okolie, who is ranked No. 1 by The Ring.

“I think Okolie is afraid of me,” said Glanton. “He called me for sparring. I said, ‘I don’t get paid for kicking your ass for free. Let me know when we can fight.’

“He’s got a good right hand. He’s a good athlete but he’s quite flatfooted. I feel like a clash with him is what boxing needs, but I know I can knock him out.”

Aguilar (22-7, 18 KOs), who resides in San Luis Rio Colorado, won by disqualification over once-beaten Humberto Soto in his last bout on October 2. The 31-year-old has won four of his last six bouts.

In the co-feature, light heavyweight Hakim Lopez (13-0, 8 KOs) of Ellenwood, Georgia will square off against Seattle’s Richard VanSiclen (12-0, 6 KOs) in an eight-round bout. 

Junior lightweight prospect Otar Eranosyan (11-0, 6 KOs) of Georgia will face former world junior featherweight title challenger Cesar Juarez (27-11, 20 KOs) of Mexico City in an eight-round bout.

Opening the ProBoxTV stream is a six-round welterweight bout between unbeaten Marques Valle (5-0, 5 KOs) of nearby Lutz and gatekeeper Benjamin Whitaker (15-9, 3 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas. 

Francisco A. Salazar has written for BoxingScene since September 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He can be reached by email at or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing