Brandon Glanton (left) vs. David Gentle
Unbeaten cruiserweight Brandon Glanton is taking advantage of the brand new chapter in his life, together with the potential of in the future combating for a world title. Glanton additionally thinks nobody within the cruiserweight division compares to him.
“I’m the very best cruiserweight on this planet.”
Glanton will face David Gentle tonight at Whitesands (aka the ProBox) Occasion Heart, in Plant Metropolis, Florida. The ten-round bout will headline a ProBox TV stream (9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT).
At Thursday’s weigh-in, Glanton weighed in on the cruiserweight restrict of 200 kilos. Gentle weighed 198.8 kilos.
Glanton-Gentle is a compelling conflict between unbeaten cruiserweights. The winner turns into a legit contender in a wide-open division.
In his most up-to-date bout on September 9, Glanton knocked out Mario Aguilar, of Mexico, within the second spherical. Two months prior, Glanton stopped former prospect DeShon Webster within the fifth spherical.
Each fights passed off beneath the ProBox TV banner. Glanton is grateful for the chance to struggle usually, one thing he wasn’t doing final 12 months, when he reportedly fell out of favor with one other entity within the sport.
“Out of my first 14 fights, 11 of them got here with PBC [Premier Boxing Champions],” Glanton informed The Ring earlier this week. “I fought [Efetobor] Apochi, who was the No. 1 contender. I went by him like sizzling butter with a butter knife. Once I beat him, that upset lots of people at PBC. That wasn’t his evening. PBC left him on the shelf. I ended my relationship with PBC and spoke with [ProBox TV CEO and co-founder] Garry Jonas.”
After the Apochi struggle, which Glanton received by break up choice, his subsequent struggle passed off over 10 months later.
The 30-year-old feels way more snug as a prizefighter, because of touring to Riverside, California, and dealing with coach Robert Garcia and former four-division titleholder Mikey Garcia. Glanton spent a number of weeks coaching within the Garcia camp.
Glanton (17-0, 14 knockouts) additionally bonded with the Garcias, each out and in of the ring, particularly over the nuances of the game.
“It was an incredible alternative for me,” mentioned Glanton, who now resides in Atlanta, Georgia. “It was nice to be round world champions, contenders and different nice fighters. Working on the market let me know I used to be doing greater than sufficient to develop into somebody within the sport.
“Robert’s nice to work with. He’s one among my guys, so is Mikey. Robert would get me guys to spar from Mexico and Germany. I do know he needed to work extra with me however he realized there was a restrict in what he might do. He informed me I might have a greater time discovering sparring in Atlanta.”
Glanton has displayed an enhancing skill-set to go with his energy. He additionally credit a powerful psychological state that permits development and the flexibility to be taught.
“I do know I’ve improved my footwork,” mentioned Glanton. “Mentally I’ve understood issues that have to be executed. I’m not afraid of this method and the issues I have to work on. I simply open my ears and take heed to folks. It’s higher for there to be room to develop and enhance.”
Glanton faces a modest problem from Gentle (19-0, 12 KOs), who resides in North Shore, New Zealand. Even with Gentle having extra professional fights, Glanton nonetheless believes he’s the person to beat tonight and within the division.
He’s assured he shall be victorious and may make important strides in 2023.
“I’m not wanting previous Gentle. He’s earned my respect. My consideration is on him. I’m simply going to proceed to work and profit from these alternatives. I’ll proceed to unify till I develop into the undisputed champion of the division.”
Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring since October 2013 and has lined boxing in Southern California and overseas since 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He might be reached by electronic mail at [email protected] or on Twitter @FSalazarBoxing.