Krzysztof Glowacki vs. Steve Cunningham Boxing Preview, Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/16/16
Steve Cunningham vs. Krzysztof Glowacki
Boxing: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Krzysztof Glowacki -155 / Steve Cunningham +125 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Krzysztof Glowacki and Steve Cunningham fight Saturday night at the Barclays Center for the WBO Cruiserweight title.
Krzysztof Glowacki enters this fight with a 25-0 record that includes 16 knockouts. This will be Glowacki’s third fight since 2015, and he’s coming off a August win over Marco Huck. Glowacki has been dominating over the course of his career in Poland and has become a legend among Polish fans. Now, Glowacki brings his knockout power to the States and hopes to prove that the hype is real. Glowacki has a solid reach of 75 inches and has won six of his last nine bouts by knockout. Glowacki also has a decent chin, as he showed in his last fight against Huck. The concern with Glowacki is that he’s just now fighting respectable names and that his record may be a bit overrated. This will be Glowacki’s first fight in New York and second in the United States.
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Steve Cunningham enters this fight with a 28-7 record that includes 13 knockouts. Cunningham has split his last eight fights and is coming off a August no contest against Antonio Tarver. Cunningham may be getting up there in age as he turns 40 years old in July, but he’s still a respectable boxer who should be taken seriously. Cunningham is most dangerous due to 6’3” frame and insane reach of 82 inches, as he simply out-boxes his opponent from the outside. Cunningham forces fighters to step out of their comfort zone by controlling the ring and putting his reach to his advantage. Increased age or not, Cunningham is not your typical old, washed up fighter just looking for a check. The concern with Cunningham is that he can sometimes be a little too conservative with his offense and that costs him in decisions. This will be Cunningham’s fourth fight in New York.
Call me crazy, but I see this being an upset. Glowacki hasn’t exactly had the toughest path to an undefeated record and he’s boxing somebody who has a seven-inch reach advantage. Cunningham has a tested chin, is experienced and should be able to get plenty of shots in. Cunningham will also be the crowd favorite considering he’s from Philadelphia.
This should be a good fight, but I like Cunningham to give Glowacki his first loss of his career.