(Photo Credit Carlos Suarez Jr. FightImages.com) PHILADELPHIA – In preparation for their afternoon fights on September 8th at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, three Philadelphia fighters participated in an open media workout at the James Shuler Memorial Boxing Gym in West Philly.
Leading the way was two-time world cruiserweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham, 24-4, 12 KOs, who will make his debut as a heavyweight on the September 8th card. Much attention has been paid to Cunningham’s weight since his 10-round fight with Jason Gavern, 21-10-4, 10 KOs, was announced.
Cunningham expects to fight at 208 pounds, and all eyes will be on him to see if he can make the adjustment to the heavyweight division and compete effectively against bigger opposition. Gavern should have at least a 20-pound weight advantage over Cunningham when the bell rings.
“Here we go back to the bible again,” Cunningham said. “David & Goliath. These are stories that I grew up on. That’s just my mind set. I’ve fought guys bigger than me before. It’s the same mindset. Win. Win at all costs, do your best, work hard, and let the chips fall where God wants to place them.”
“It’s still going to be the same Cunningham (at heavyweight),” he continued. ” I just know how to be me. I’m going to work hard. Work hard in training, and I’m going to give my all in the fight.” Continue reading