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Bryant Jennings: Cunningham Definitely Beat Adamek

By Keith Idec

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Bryant Jennings had just about as good a ringside seat as the three judges Saturday.

From right near the ring apron, seated beside promoter Kathy Duva, Jennings saw something completely different than two of them. Jennings left Sands Casino Resort’s Events Center confused as to how fellow Philadelphia heavyweight Steve Cunningham (25-5, 12 KOs) didn’t receive credit for out-boxing Tomasz Adamek (48-2, 29 KOs) in their nationally televised rematch.

Philadelphia’s Cunningham seemingly out-boxed Adamek, of Kearny, N.J., in their 12-round fight, but judges Debra Barnes (115-113) and Dave Greer (116-112) scored the fight for Adamek (50-2, 29 KOs). A third judge, Tom Miller, scored Cunningham a 115-113 winner of a main event televised by NBC.

“I think Steve definitely won,” said Jennings (16-0, 8 KOs), who’ll return to the ring March 9 against an undetermined opponent. “Steve was using the jab the whole fight. Tomasz sometimes would start to pick it up the last couple seconds of the round. He just picked it up, but it wasn’t really effective to where you could give him that round. I think Steve was winning, hands down. I think it was a complete robbery.”

Like Cunningham, Jennings aspires to fight for a heavyweight title, so he felt for his friend following a difficult setback.

“I can’t even imagine how Steve’s feeling right now,” Jennings said. “Steve went in there and fought a good fight. And he won that fight. For them to take that fight away from him, when he won hands down, that was just completely ill. I can’t go for that.”

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by White_Knight on 12-25-2012

It was a close fight. My overall impression was that Cunningham edged it, but there wasn't much in it.

Comment by royjonesjrKTFO on 12-25-2012

A ONE POINT or two point fight is not a robbery, people. I scored it 7-5 in rds to Adamek or a draw since there were several close rounds. When there is alot of close rounds, you're the champion being…

Comment by Hamaru on 12-23-2012

[QUOTE=cam89;12848911]cunningham was clearly better at landing his weak jab and running the whole fight . of course blacks back other blacks why do you think 99% voted for obama[/QUOTE] You sound more like a racist than a boxing fan. Non-black…

Comment by No Bias on 12-23-2012

My scorecard looked like Freddie Roach's thru 10 rounds...even. And Adamek pulled out the last 2 rounds. Not a robbery. Good decision for a close fight, in which neither fighter shined.

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 12-23-2012

Most boxing people saw Cunningham as the winner. Horrid decision.

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