Light Heavyweight: 2010, Nov 15-21

On Friday in Poland, prospect Pawel Glazewski won a 10-round decision over decent journeyman Tomas Adamek, but lost two or three rounds in the process.  Not a terrible showing considering Adamek is a decent fighter, but not really an indication of a future champion, either.


Prospect and former rated contender Vyacheslav Uzelkov of Ukraine defeated green journeyman George Tevdorashvili, but evidently has not fully rebounded from his one-sided loss to Beibut Shumenov this summer.  The scorecards indicate a pretty close fight with a guy who has no busy fighting close with a fighter of Uzelkov’s supposed caliber.


For comparison, here are the current Ring Magazine Ratings:
Champ: Jean Pascal
1) Chad Dawson
2) Tavoris Cloud
3) Glen Johnson
4) Bernard Hopkins
5) Nathan Cleverly
6) Adrian Diaconu
7) Karo Murat
8 ) Beibut Shumenov
9) Chris Henry
10) Gabriel Campillo


Dan’s Top 20
Champ: Jean Pascal (14-74-74)
Last Fight: 8/14/2010- TD11 #1 Chad Dawson
Next Fight: 12/18/2010- vs. #3 Bernard Hopkins
1) Chad Dawson (54-233-233)
Last Fight: 8/14/2010- L (TD11) vs. #3 Jean Pascal
Next Fight: Unknown
2) Tavoris Cloud (15-64-64)
Last Fight: 8/7/2010- UD12 #4 Glen Johnson
Next Fight: 12/17/2010- vs. Fulgencio Zuniga (UNR)
3) Bernard Hopkins (14-232-232)
Last Fight: 4/3/2010- UD12 Roy Jones, Jr.
Next Fight: 12/18/2010- vs. Champ Jean Pascal
4) Glen Johnson (14-387-387)
Last Fight: 11/6/2010- KO8 Allan Green (UNR) (at SMW)
Next Fight: Unknown
5) Gabriel Campillo (14-21-21)
Last Fight: 5/15/2010- KO1 Luzimar Gonzaga
Next Fight: Unknown
6) Nathan Cleverly (9-41-41)
Last Fight: 9/18/2010- TKO10 #16 Karo Murat
Next Fight: 12/11/2010- vs. Alejandro Lakatos (UNR)
7) Jürgen Brähmer (9-21-21)
Last Fight: 4/24/2010- TKO5 Mariano Plotinsky
Next Fight: Unknown
8 ) Chris Henry (9-27-27)
Last Fight: 3/27/2010- TKO1 Hugo Garay
Next Fight: Unknown
9) Beibut Shumenov (9-17-21)
Last Fight: 7/23/2010- UD12 #18 Vyacheslav Uzelkov
Next Fight: Unknown
10) Roy Jones, Jr. (14-14-21)
Last Fight: 4/3/2010- L(UD12) vs. Bernard Hopkins
Next Fight: Unknown
11) Adrian Diaconu (14-184)
Last Fight: 10/15/2010- UD10 Omar Sheika (UNR)
Next Fight: Unknown
12) Yusaf Mack (3-21)
Last Fight: 2/5/2010- L(TKO6) vs. Glen Johnson
Next Fight: Unknown
13) Dmitri Sukhotski (3-3)
Last Fight: 10/29/2010- TKO6 #16 Alexei Kuziemski
Next Fight: Unknown
14) Thierry Karl (3-21)
Last Fight: 11/6/2010- UD6 Arturs Kuliauskis (UNR)
Next Fight: Unknown
15) Hugo Garay (3-21)
Last Fight: 8/14/2010- KO1 Marcelo Da Silva (UNR) (at CW)
Next Fight: Unknown
16) Gayrat Ahmedov (3-17)
Last Fight: 7/23/10- KO1 Dallas Vargas (UNR)
Next Fight: Unknown
17) Karo Murat (9-49)
Last Fight: 9/18/2010- L(TKO10) vs. #9 Nathan Cleverly
Next Fight: Unknown
18) Danny McIntosh (14-21)
Last Fight: 11/6/2010- TKO3 Hastings Rasani (UNR) (at CW)
Next Fight: Unknown
19) Mariano Plotinsky (14-17)
Last Fight: 4/24/2010- L(TKO5) vs. Juergen Braehmer
Next Fight: Unknown
20) Dawid Kostecki (14-14)
Last Fight: 10/23/2010- TKO4 Sean Corbin (UNR)
Next Fight: Unknown


The Week Ahead:  Friday features two notables in action.  168 pound contender Karoly Balzsay moves up a few pounds and takes on a completely pointless opponent in 6-8 Misa Nikolic in Hamburg, and prospect Andrzej Fonfara takes on less proven prospect Anthony Doughty in Chicago.


On Saturday, former lineal champion Zsolt Erdei returns to 175 after vacating his claim to the title to fight for a Cruiserweight belt which he has now given up a year later.  He takes on a journeyman named Samson Onyango whose record is a ridiculously inflated 20-6.  Chances are this Samson comes into the ring without his hair.  Even with the soft choice of opponent, Erdei will now become an active light heavyweight again, and thus a win will probably return him to the rankings based solely on his past accomplishments.

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