STEVE ‘USS’ CUNNINGHAM “Champ Again In ‘10”
Steve ‘USS’ Cunningham On Steve Bunce’s Boxing Show On Thursday June 3rd
One of the Cruiserweight divisions most exciting stars, former IBF champion Steve ‘USS’ Cunningham, is to be a guest on Steve Bunce’s BBC London Radio show (94.9 & DAB) this coming Thursday evening.
Cunningham, from Philadelphia, PA, will be talking about his upcoming showdown with Canada’s Troy ‘The Boss’ Ross for the vacant IBF Cruiserweight title at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany on the 5th June 2010.
Speaking during a brief break in his final training session, at the Max Schmeling Gym in Berlin, Cunningham said. “I’m looking forward to being on Buncey’s show and getting a chance to reach to the British fans, I would love to fight in the UK one day”
Cunningham, who recently signed a promotional contract with Germany’s Sauerland Event, is no stranger to fighting in Europe. Saturday’s bout, with dangerous southpaw Ross, will be the fourth championship fight that he has traveled, from his Philadelphia home, across the Atlantic to compete in.
His first visit, against Poland’s Krzystof ‘Diablo’ Wlodaczyk at Warsaw’s Toorwar Sports Hall on the 25th November ‘06, ended in disappointment for Cunningham following some rather dubious scoring by the home judges.
The IBF ordered an immediate rematch with Wlodaczyk, which took place sixth months later on May 26th ‘07 in Katowice, Poland. At the end of twelve hard fought rounds Steve ‘USS” Cunningham was crowned the IBF Cruiserweight Champion of the World.
For his first defense the globe trotting Cunningham set sail for Germany and a meeting with Marco “Kapt’n” Huck on the 29th December ‘07. Huck struggled throughout and was being backed up and hurt nearly every round. The final round was an even more one sided affair with Cunningham chasing Huck around the ring throwing heavy right after heavy right until Huck’s corner, with just one minute and four seconds to go, threw the towel in the ring to save their charge further punishment or worse still a knockout loss.
Steve ‘USS’ Cunningham versus Troy ‘The Boss’ Ross for the vacant International Boxing Federation Cruiserweight World Title will take place at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany on the 5th June 2010.
The co-featured main event, with Cunningham-Ross, will see IBF Middleweight Champion Sebastian Sylvester defend his title against mandatory challenger Roman Karmazin.
The BBC London Boxing Hour presented by Steve Bunce, and featuring Steve ‘USS’ Cunningham, is on BBC London 94.9 & DAB on Thursday 3rd June at 8pm (GMT)
For further news and updates on Steve ‘USS’ Cunningham please visit his web site www.usscunningham.com