Cunningham Vs. Braithwaite Set For 11th July
The mouth watering prospect of two of the Cruiserweight division’s finest former World Champions, Steve ‘USS’ Cunningham and Wayne ‘Big Truck’ Braithwaite, facing each other is finally a reality after promoter, Don King Productions, confirmed that the fight will take place on the under card of the Joseph Agbeko - Vic Darchinyan IBF Bantamweight title fight at the Bank Atlantic Center, Sunrise, Florida on July 11th..
Article posted on 15.06.2009
After months of on-off speculation former IBF King ‘USS’ Cunningham, and former WBC Champ, ‘Big Truck’ Braithwaite will battle it out, in an IBF title eliminator, for the right to face current IBF Champion, Tomasz ‘Goral’ Adamek later this year in his mandatory defense.
Philadelphia’s ‘USS’ Cunningham, who had his prized IBF crown wrestled from him on the 11th December ‘08 by Adamek after what can arguably be described as the greatest Cruiserweight fight of all time, spoke briefly after learning that the on-off contest against ‘Big Truck’ was finally to go ahead. "I can't say anything bad about Braithwaite, he's a former champion, he's been in there with a lot of the top guys in the division, and truthfully, I thought we would have fought way before this, but I'm ready for July 11th.
"I can't wait to get back in the ring, I've been dying to fight again since December. The only thing standing between me and the Adamek rematch right now is Wayne Braithwaite, so he's gotta go. I'm training hard, like this is the most important fight in my career, cause really, it is. I'm not gonna feel right until I'm World Champion again, so I've got my marching orders and I'm gonna handle my business"
So far June has been a good month for ‘USS’ Cunningham, as shortly before the confirmation that the title eliminator against Guyana’s ‘Big Truck’ was indeed on, the International Boxing Federation, at their 26th Annual convention in Panama City, voted Steve ‘USS’ Cunningham-Tomasz ‘Goral’ Adamek their “Fight of the Year”, albeit jointly with the much deserving Orlando Salido-Cristobel Cruz contest.
Steve ‘USS’ Cunningham vs. Wayne ‘Big Truck’ Braithwaite will be held at the Bank Atlantic Center, Sunrise, Florida on the 11th July 2009.
Unfortunately for boxing fans who can’t make it to the Bank Atlantic center on the night, this exceptional match-up, which is clearly highly significant and potentially the most exciting Cruiserweight bout of the year so far, will be part of the off-TV card.
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