Vyacheslav Valeriyovych Glazkov (Ukrainian: В'ячеслав Валерійович Глазков, born 15 October 1984) is a Ukrainian former professional boxer who competed from 2009 to 2016. He challenged once for the vacant IBF heavyweight title in 2016, losing to Charles Martin due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury. The injury eventually forced him to retire from the sport.[1]

Vyacheslav Glazkove
В'ячеслав Глазков
Vyacheslav Valerіyovich Glazkov

(1984-10-15) 15 October 1984 (age 39)
Luhansk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (now Ukraine)
Other namesThe Czar
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Reach192 cm (75.5 in)
Boxing record
Total fights23
Wins by KO13
Medal record
Men's boxing
Representing  Ukraine
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing Super heavyweight
World Amateur Championships
Silver medal – second place 2007 Chicago Super heavyweight
World University Championships
Gold medal – first place 2004 Antalya Heavyweight

As an amateur, he won a silver medal at the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships and bronze at the 2008 Summer Olympics, both in the super-heavyweight division. He was forced to pull out in the semi-finals of the 2008 Olympics due to an elbow injury.

Amateur career


Glazkov won a gold medal at heavyweight in the first 2004 World University Boxing Championship by stopping Elchin Alizade.

He then moved up to super-heavyweight to compete in the 2005 World Amateur Boxing Championships where he outpointed Jaroslav Jaksto 26:20, but ran into the eventual winner Odlanier Solís early and lost 26:11.

At the 2006 Strandya Cup he beat David Price by RSCO (Referee Stopped the Contest-Outclassed), then lost by walkover to Kubrat Pulev.

At the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships, he out-pointed Colombian Oscar Rivas 23:7, stopped Jaroslav Jaksto, and defeated Chinese Zhang Zhilei 21:11 before losing in the semi-finals by 14:24 to the eventual winner, Italian southpaw Roberto Cammarelle.

Olympic results


2008 (as a super heavyweight)

World Amateur Championship results


2005 (as a super heavyweight)

2007 (as a super heavyweight)

Professional career


Glazkov made his professional debut on July 2, 2009 in Moscow. Nearly six years later, Glazkov defeated Steve Cunningham by unanimous decision on March 15, 2015 to earn a title fight against Tyson Fury. Following a petition from Glazkov's camp, Fury's recognition as IBF champion was withdrawn, citing his intention to fight a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko as the reason. Glazkov was matched with Charles Martin for the vacant title. The bout, which took place on January 16, 2016 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, ended when Glazkov suffered an injury to his knee in the third round that rendered him unable to continue.[2]

Professional boxing record

21 wins (13 knockouts), 1 loss (1 knockout), 1 draw[3]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 21–1–1   Charles Martin TKO 3 (12), 1:50 2016-01-16   Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York For vacant IBF heavyweight title[broken anchor].
Win 21–0–1   Kertson Manswell KO 4 (10), 1:33 2015-08-15   Basket Hall, Krasnodar
Win 20–0–1   Steve Cunningham UD 12 2015-03-14   Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec Won USBA heavyweight title.
IBF heavyweight title eliminator.
Win 19–0–1   Darnell Wilson TKO 7 (10) 2014-11-08   Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 18–0–1   Derric Rossy MD 10 2014-08-09   Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Win 17–0–1   Tomasz Adamek UD 12 2014-03-15   Sands Casino Resort, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Win 16–0–1   Garrett Wilson UD 10 2013-11-16   Turning Stone Casino, Verona, New York
Win 15–0–1   Byron Polley TKO 2 (8), 0:30 2013-08-03   Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut
Draw 14–0–1   Malik Scott SD 10 2013-02-23   Paramount Theatre, Huntington, New York
Win 14–0   Tor Hamer RTD 4 (8), 3:00 2012-12-22   Sands Casino Resort, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Win 13–0   Konstantin Airich UD 10 2012-09-08   Olimpiyskiy, Moscow Won vacant WBC Baltic Silver heavyweight title.
Win 12–0   Gbenga Oloukun TKO 7 (10), 1:32 2012-05-01   Dynamo Sports Palace, Moscow
Win 11–0   Evgeny Orlov RTD 5 (10), 3:00 2012-03-16   Circus, Krasnodar
Win 10–0   Daniil Peretyatko RTD 5 (8), 3:00 2011-11-04   Khodynka, Moscow
Win 9–0   Denis Bakhtov UD 8 2011-03-26   DIVS, Ekaterinburg
Win 8–0   Asker Balash RTD 3 (6), 3:00 2010-12-04   TEC Terminal Ice Arena, Brovary
Win 7–0   Aziz Rahmonov RTD 2 (6), 3:00 2010-10-16   Trading-Entertaining Centre Alatyr, Ekaterinburg
Win 6–0   Mark Brown TKO 3 (6) 2010-07-14   South Philly Arena, Philadelphia
Win 5–0   Ivan Shvayko RTD 3 (6), 3:00 2010-04-24   Sport Palace, Kyiv
Win 4–0   Ramon Hayes TKO 3 (4), 1:58 2010-03-22   Sosua Bay Grand Casino, Puerto Plata
Win 3–0   Stas Bilokon RTD 1 (4), 3:00 2009-12-19   Sport Palace Yunist, Zaporizhia
Win 2–0   Alexey Varakin UD 4 2009-10-24   Sverdlovsk Film Studio, Ekaterinburg
Win 1–0   Özcan Cetinkaya UD 4 2009-07-02   Dynamo Sports Palace, Moscow Professional debut.


  1. ^ "Vyacheslav Glazkov robbed of Olympic dream, world title and Anthony Joshua fight by cruel injuries – will he fight again?". Sky Sports. Retrieved 2020-04-27.
  2. ^ Pugmire, Lance (December 18, 2015). "Southland heavyweight Charles Martin has IBF title shot Jan. 16 vs. Vyacheslav Glazkov". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  3. ^ "Vyacheslav Glazkov's career boxing record". Boxrec.com. Retrieved 2013-12-17.