Andy Mejias Improves To 15-0, Glaskov Still Unbeaten – NBC’S Boxing Fight Night Recaps Nov. 16, 2013
NBC’s “Fight Night” at Turning Stone Casino Results
For the first time ever NBC Sports brought boxing to the Turning Stone Casino this Saturday. “Fight Night” featured six fights, with the main event originally featuring top heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek. Adamek, unfortunately had to pull out of the fight two days prior due to a stomach virus, his first time ever pulling out of a fight in his 51 career bouts. Turning Stone along with Main Events did a great job keeping the fight by filling Adamek’s position at the last minute.
Quantis Graves vs. Sevdail Sherifi
In the first bout of the afternoon undefeated Quantis Graves (9-0, 4 KO’s) took on Albanian fighter Sevdail Sherifi (9-2, 8 KO’s) in the cruiserweight division. This fight was back and forth with Graves landing the harder punches while Sherifi was constantly active and pushing the action. In an extremely difficult fight to judge, Graves won on one scorecard with the other two judges scoring the fight even, with a majority draw being the decision.
Isaac Chilemba vs Michael Gbenga
The second fight pitted two light heavyweights together as Isaac Chilemba (20-2, 9 KO’s) from South Africa took on Michael Gbenga (13-9, 13 KO’s) from Ghana. Despite a couple of flurries from Gbenga, Chilemba controlled most of the fight and ended up winning with a majority decision.
Andy Mejias vs. Latif Mundy
Local undefeated fighter Andy Mejias (14-0, 6 KO’s) from Utica, NY took on Latif Mundy (10-8, 4 KO’s) from Philadelphia in the super middleweight division. Originally scheduled to be six rounds, the fight was changed to only four rounds, which probably worked out better for Mejias since he was fighting for the second time in three weeks. Both fighters landed powerful shots during the fight but not with a lot of accuracy. One judge scored the fight even while the other two judges scored the fight and the majority decision victory to Andy Mejias, improving his record to 15-0.
Karl Dargan vs. Mike Brooks
In the first televised fight on NBC and the co-main event featured a battle of two undefeated rising stars in the lightweight division as Karl “Dynamite” Dargan (13-0, 7 KO’s) of Philadelphia matched up against Mike “Lefty” Brooks (11-0-1, 2 KO’s) of Long Island. Dargan is trained by Brother Naazim Richardson, who has trained the likes of Sugar Shane Mosley and is currently the head trainer for IBF Light Heavyweight Champion Bernard Hopkins and Steve Cunningham, who attended the fight. Dargan demonstrated superior quickness and hand speed throughout the fight, being able to land his punches almost at will and avoid the power punches being thrown by Brooks. Brooks kept pressing Dargan the entire fight but Dargan moved around the ring almost Mayweather-like and used his jab to keep Brooks at bay. Dargan won almost every round in the fight according to the scorecards and improved his record to 14-0.
Vyacheslav Glaskov vs. Garrett Wilson
The main event featured two heavyweights as undefeated Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (15-0-1, 11 KO’s) went up against Garrett “The Ultimate Warrior” Wilson (13-6-1, 7 KO’s), who was the last minute replacement for Tomasz Adamek. This was by far the most entertaining fight of the night! Glazkov was definitely the more technical fighter, landing stiff jabs and body shots throughout the entire fight. Wilson continuously threw huge, flailing power punches, most of which didn’t land but Wilson was able to catch Glazkov quite a few times, causing cuts over both of Glazkov’s eyes. Wilson’s heart and determination won the crowd over and the fight ended with a standing ovation for both fighters, as the fight went the full 10 rounds. All judges scored it overwhelmingly for Glazkov, whose punch total was far more than Wilson’s. It was a great event for boxing fans, who both attended and watched the coverage on NBC, and hopefully we’ll see boxing again at the Casino soon.