Notes: Viewership spikes during Glowacki-Huck slugfest

A few notes from around the boxing world:

• The Spike TV boxing telecast headlined by the Antonio Tarver-Steve Cunningham heavyweight draw last Friday night averaged 679,000 viewers with a peak of 874,000, which came during late rounds of the epic co-feature in which Krzysztof Glowacki rallied to knock out Marco Huck and win a cruiserweight world title in a big upset in the possible fight of the year. Tarver-Cunningham on its own averaged 705,000 viewers. Glowacki-Huck averaged 655,000 but jumped about 100,000 viewers during the late rounds of the fantastic fight, a rather large increase that Spike attributed to chatter about the fight on social media.

• Light heavyweight prospect Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic (19-0, 12 KOs), a native of Bosnia who fled his country and relocated to Saint Petersburg, Florida, in 1998, signed with promoter Lou DiBella on Tuesday. "We're pleased to be working with 'Hot Rod' Kalajdzic," DiBella said. “He's more than just a great nickname. He's one of the best light heavyweights in the world. At just 24 years old, his future is very bright and big fights are on the horizon." His first fight of his promotional agreement has not been determined, but he has happy to have signed. “I am ready to step up and challenge the top fighters in my division. I've seen how Lou DiBella has elevated the careers of other fighters and champions and I'm very confident that, with Lou, my career will soar to new heights."

• Junior bantamweight Ivan Morales (28-0, 16 KOs), younger brother of future Hall of Famer Erik Morales, and Edgar Jimenez (19-11-2, 14 KOs) square off on a card that ESPN Deportes will have live coverage of on Friday night (10 ET) from Playa del Carmen, Mexico. ESPN3.com will offer the card with an English-language live stream. Also on the card, lightweight Sharif Bogere (2701, 19 KOs), a former world title challenger, will face Daniel Ruiz (33-8-2, 23 KOs) and junior flyweight Ricardo Perez (8-2, 7 KOs) meets Noe Medina (5-3, 1 KO).