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Old 06-20-2012, 04:12 PM   #1
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Default Steve Cunningham going to HW...

I know hes a American fighter, but he fights in Europe mostly..

Thoughts about this move? Will Sauerland promote a HW USS?
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:51 PM   #2
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I wish him well...but I don't think he has the chin for heavyweight.

He's a free agent now. I wonder who will sign him
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: Steve Cunningham going to HW...

Good luck with that. Boxers that have started their downslides with less than stellar chins usually have great success moving up in weight.

In all fairness to him, he is probably having some trouble or does not want to cut weight anymore. Plus fighting some hand picked opponents at heavyweight will earn him some more money at this stage of his career.

Real similar to the route Mormeck took...
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:10 PM   #4
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He's not with Sauerland anymore, apparently. He said he tried to get a cruiserweight title fight but nobody's interested (Tarver, Huck, Lebedev etc). He should hook up with Kathy Duva. I hope that Huck rematch happens eventually.

Cunningham probably matches up pretty well with most heavyweights sans Klitschko. His last fight with YPH shows he's still very quick.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:16 PM   #5
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Good luck with that. Boxers that have started their downslides with less than stellar chins usually have great success moving up in weight.

In all fairness to him, he is probably having some trouble or does not want to cut weight anymore. Plus fighting some hand picked opponents at heavyweight will earn him some more money at this stage of his career.

Real similar to the route Mormeck took...
Well at cruiser he's always the road fighter even for his own promoter, no one in the U.S. gives a rat's ass about the cruiserweight division, and there's far more money and interest at heavyweight.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:31 AM   #6
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Does anybody know why he calls himself "USS Cunningham", as in USS Cunningham DD-752?

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Old 06-21-2012, 11:48 AM   #7
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USS should of stayed at CW, any half decent HW puncher will KO him the second he connects with his chin
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:03 PM   #8
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It's a good move on his part. He could take a couple easy fights then cash out against an HBO caliber opponent like Seth Mitchell. He's at the end of his career, he should be looking for an exit with a money bump.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:09 PM   #9
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Goral be beatings him down 1 time more.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:12 PM   #10
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Does anybody know why he calls himself "USS Cunningham", as in USS Cunningham DD-752?

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He served in the Navy previously.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:13 PM   #11
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Goral be beatings him down 1 time more.
I wouldn't mind seeing a rematch at heavy
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:39 PM   #12
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I wouldn't mind seeing a rematch at heavy
True, it was probably the last time I have seen Adamek in a really exciting fight.
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:22 PM   #13
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Good luck to him, take what you can get.
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He served in the Navy previously.
But the Cunningham was sunk in 1979 when he was three years old.
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:25 AM   #15
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But the Cunningham was sunk in 1979 when he was three years old.
So you want him to change his last name because a boat got sunk 33 years ago?

His nickname is not "USS Cunningham", it's "USS" based off his naval time and Cunningham is his last name.
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