Undefeated heavyweight Amir Mansour used boxing to escape his own personal hell, and now says this Friday’s matchup with Steve Cunningham is a kill-or-be-killed battle to reach a place where he can help others.
Middleweight Curtis Stevens put November’s loss to Gennady Golovkin behind him with a first-round blitzing of Patrick Majewski, who offered little resistance on the way to a 46-second knockout.
South African cruiserweight Thabiso Mchunu will face a considerably taller opponent in Olanrewaju Durodola on Friday, but it isn’t the first time. Nor is it the first time people will make the mistake of underestimating him.
Curtis Stevens says he wasn’t himself during his loss to Gennady Golovkin in November: He couldn’t punch like usual, he couldn’t move and he couldn’t react. Against Patrick Majewski on Friday, Stevens says he’ll stop thinking so much and let his hands go.
Redemption and opportunism were key words in the main event bouts of the final boxing card covered by RingTV.com’s “Travelin’ Man” Lee Groves, who worked the CompuBox keys for the NBC Sports Net Fight Night show that featured heavyweights Amir Mansour, David Rodriguez and Steve Cunningham.
Ukrainian heavyweight Vyacheslav Glazkov definitely got a fight from late replacement Garrett Wilson, but ultimately outworked the Philadelphian on his way to victory.
Boxing-bred former amateur star Karl Dargan faces fellow unbeaten lightweight prospect Michael Brooks on Saturday in Verona, N.Y. The fight is the co-feature to the Vyacheslav Glazkov-Garrett Wilson main event, which will be televised by NBC.
Popular opinion says that 6-foot-9 Tyson Fury is just too big for Steve Cunningham, but the former two-time cruiserweight titleholder says he has a plan to chop down the giant when they meet in the main event of an NBC-televised card on April 20.
Steve Cunningham has a tall order in 6-foot-9 heavyweight contender Tyson Fury on April 20, but the former two-time crusierweight titleholder is confident he’ll win the NBC-televised fight. “My heart is bigger than 6-9; my boxing ability is bigger than 6-9,” he told RingTV’s Bill Emes.
Unbeaten New York junior welterweight Chris Algieri is a former kick boxer and wrestler with designs on being a doctor in his future.
An emotional Steve Cunningham addressed the media after suffering a controversial split-decision loss to Tomasz Adamek in their NBC-televised rematch on Dec. 22. This video is available on smart phones and mobile devices.