Unbeaten WBO International junior heavyweight champion David “The Great White” Light (19-0, 12 KOs) has arrived in Tampa, Florida, for Friday’s showdown against WBO #10 Brandon “Bulletproof” Glanton (17-0, 14 KOs) at the nearby White Sands Events Center in Plant City. The card will be streamed live on ProBoxTV.com and the ProBox TV app.
“I’m feeling good,” said Light, who hails from Takapuna, New Zealand. “It is good to arrive here in Florida, in Plant City. We are sleeping well. I get to hear all of these accents that I have only heard on TV, like ‘how ya’ll doin, ya’ll? (laughing).’ Seriously, Glanton is the kind of fighter that people avoid, but I am up to the challenge and on Friday I’m going to put him to sleep.”
Both of these guys have fought only tomato cans. Hard to predict a winner and not sure the winner will prove much.
The fight with Apochi made a Glanton fan out of me. He’s still just 30, which is an excellent age for a cruiserweight, but if he can win this one, maybe he’s 1-2 more away from a title shot. I wish him all the best.
Junior Heavyweight… interesting way of putting it
That’s the WBO’s official name for cruiserweight lol.
The WBA used to call it Jr. Heavyweight back in the day as well…
USF, I remember Bobby Czyz fought for a ‘super cruiserweight’ title and… looking it up, it was for the WBU. Fought against a guy from Texas named Richard Jackson.
I remember hearing “Jr. Heavyweight” when Holyfield fought Ricky Parkey. Not sure when they changed the name, but I like Cruiserweight better
Not the world-just the international although you would think international and world would be the same. Not when you can create another title.
They call it junior heavyweight on their rankings page. Oddly enough, they also call strawweight ‘mini-flyweight’. I’m kind of upset now that lightheavy weight isn’t ‘super duper middleweight’.
It takes someone who is sleeping well to put someone to sleep.