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Steve Cunningham Claims IBF Crown For The Second Time

boxingSteve ‘USS’ Cunningham is once again the IBF Cruiserweight Champion of the World, having regained the coveted title, at the Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg in Germany in Germany tonight, after the ringside doctor deeming Troy Ross unfit to continue before the start of the fifth round.

From the first bell Cunningham dominated the centre of the ring using his wickedly fast jabs to keep the shorter Ross at bay. Ross, a seriously tough southpaw, seemed willing to take a few punches in order to get in closer to let off some wicked bombs.

Rounds two and three produced more of the same, although Ross was getting a little more success. The problem for Ross though was that his getting in more also meant he was taking more shots, causing noticeable swelling..

Round four produced both a serious problem for Ross, who received a thumb in the eye which tore open the lower eyelid, and a scare for the Cunningham team as they see their man reel backwards and down to the canvas.

Thoughts of a repeat scenario to the Adamek fight were dispelled within minutes as prior to the start of the fifth the referee, Bill Clancy, sent Cunningham to a neutral corner and called for the ringside doctor to check out Ross’ damaged eye. The doctor had no choice but to stop the fight as it was clear that the Canadian’s eye injury was serious.

A jubilant Cunningham said, “Man, It’s great to be Champ again. Troy’s a great competitor, he came to win for sure.

Cunningham then hinted at a possible rematch with fellow Sauerland Event stable mate WBC Champion, Marco ‘Kapt’n’ Huck as he went on to say, “I am really comfortable with my weight and want to defend my title again soon.

I feel that I am a major force in the Cruiserweight division and want to unify the division.”

“Champ Again In ‘10” has been Steve ‘USS’ Cunningham’s catch phrase for the past six months, he has now achieved this. Congratulations Champ.

Article posted on 06.06.2010



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