In the man's own words ( and why he wants to svoid Usyk like the plague from the looks of it) " Believe it or not, this is going to sound strange, Cunningham was the hardest fight I ever did have in my whole career, amateur or professional. “The reason being he was very slippery, I couldn’t pin him down. He was light on his feet, weighing 208lbs, he was a cruiserweight champion and he stepped up into heavyweights. “He was a slick, talented boxer and I tried to walk him down, use my size and power, but he was just outboxing me. “What I’m good at – boxing, moving, slipping and sliding – I couldn’t do against Steve Cunningham because he was quicker than me. “It was like he was a better boxer all round than me, he and he’d knocked me over even though he was a light puncher."