Well, that was odd.
Over 12 rounds, Steven Cunningham and Vyacheslva Glazkov traded heavy punches. It wasn't a barn-burner, but there was plenty of activity from both men, and even some drama as Glazkov appeared to hurt Cunningham several times in the final three rounds.
Cunningham (28-7, 13 KO) started off well, taking the first three rounds fairly easily with his jab and some smart movement. Glazkov (20-0, 12 KO) seemed hesitant to engage, and Cunningham simply picked him off with a clever left hand. As the fight wore on, however, Glazkov became more and more competitive, never matching Cunningham's volume, but placing thudding counter punches in the midst of Cunningham's less effective combinations.
Near the end of the fight, Naazim Richardson was urging Cunningham to push Glazkov back, seeming to sense that the Ukrainian was pulling ahead. Likewise, Glazkov's corner spent the last half of the fight telling their fighter that he was losing on the scorecards. Apparently the opinion of the crowd and commentary team was just as divided, as Harold Lederman and Jim Lampley seemed utterly convinced of a Steve Cunningham win.
It was a close fight, but Glazkov seemed to edge Cunningham with power punches, even as Cunningham kept him busy with his usual high volume. What's your take?
Vyacheslav Glazkov defeats Steve Cunningham by Unanimous Decision (116-112 x 2, 115-113)
Bad Left Hook scored it 117-111 in favor of Glazkov.