Braehmer vs. Glazewski Preview

By Robert Ecksel on December 5, 2014
Braehmer vs. Glazewski Preview
"He wants what I have. I expect him to do everything he can to try and take it from me."

“It’s every boxer’s dream to be in my position and hold a world championship belt. Glazewski is no different…”

Saturday night at the EWE-Arena in Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany, WBA light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer (44-2, 32 KOs), a 36-year-old southpaw from Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, defends his title against 32-year-old Pawel Glazewski (23-2, 5 KOs), from Bialystok, Poland.

It will be Braehmer’s third defense of the title he won on Dec. 14, 2013, by decisioning Marcus Oliveira.

The referee for the bout will be Russell Mora. The WBA supervisor will be Carlos Chavez. The three judges assigned to Saturday’s championship bout are Stefano Carozza from Italy, Hubert Earle from Canada, and Giuseppe Quartarone from Italy.

According to the Pod Index, a statistics company based in Chicago that focuses on the performance of boxing and MMA judges, Stefano Carozza, who has been a judge since 2002, is in the majority in 89.7% of rounds scored in difficult fights. Hubert Earle, who judged his first pro fight in 1980, agrees with at least one fellow judge in 91.9% of rounds scored. Giuseppe Quartarone is in the round majority 80% of the time. As a point of reference, the world average for difficult fights is 86.04%.

On May 31, 2014, at the Wembley Stadium in London, England, in a fight between Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat and Jamie McDonnell for the vacant WBA bantamweight title, Stefano Carozza had McDonnell ahead at the time of the 10th round TKO. Final scores at the time of the stoppage were 84-87, 82-90, and 81-90.

In his most recent fight, on Sept. 20, 2014, at the Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland, between reigning and defending WBA lightweight champion Richar Abril and Edis Tatli, Hubert Earle contributed to a majority decision in favor of the champion. Final scores were 116-112, 114-114, and 117-111.

On May 17, 2013, at Crocus City Hall in Myakinino, Russia, Giuseppe Quartarone had the WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev ahead of Guillermo Jones on his scorecard, before the champ KO’d the challenger at 1:54 of the 11th round. Scores at the time of the stoppage were 96-94, 96-94, 97-93, all for the man from Chekhov, Russia.

At Wednesday’s press conference, Braehmer said, “It’s every boxer’s dream to be in my position and hold a world championship belt. Glazewski is no different. He wants what I have and I expect him to do everything he can to try and take it from me. However, I’m well prepared. I know what I need to do and on Saturday night I will retain my title.”

Not if Glazewski has anything to say about it.

“I have nothing to lose and everything to gain,” he said. “Braehmer should enjoy his final moments with the belt, as I’ve come here to win. I will be crowned world champion on Saturday.”

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  1. nicolas 02:07am, 12/06/2014

    Who ever wins in the eyes of most fight fans will not look at these guys as world champions. At best the winner of this fight should consider himself the champion of the German and Polish frontier. Kovalev and Stevenson would destroy both of them. For me Brahmer’s greatest claim to fame is that he ran out on fights with limited champs as we have seen Shumenov and Cleverly, claiming food poisoning and an injury respectively.

  2. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 04:52pm, 12/05/2014

    With that 20% KO ratio I say Max Bialystock hits harder than the guy from Bialystock, Poland.

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