Steve Cunningham Sees Big Things With Sauerland Move
By Ryan Burton
Former IBF cruiserweight champion Steve Cunninngham (22-2) tells BoxingScene.com that he officially signed with Germany based promotional company, Sauerland Event. Cunningham had been promoted by Don King and had this to say:
"I am very excited about the next chapter in my boxing career. I feel signing with Sauerland Event is a bold move but a smart move especially because of my weight class. Sauerland Event is a major player worldwide and I can see how well they support their fighters," Cunningham said.
Sauerland also promotes WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck who on Saturday scored a 9th round TKO of Brian Minto. Yoan Hernandez and Alexander Freckel are two more highly rated cruiserweights to round out Sauerland's deep stable in the division.
Fighting in Europe isn't a problem for Cunningham either. The Philadelphia native said - "I am happy to be a part of Team Sauerland and I am looking forward to spending more time in Germany. It is a beautiful country and with great boxing fans."
A rematch with Marco Huck could very well happen in the near future.
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Steve Cunningham is not as good as he thinks he is.Comment by dmarlay on 05-02-2010
Wasn't Cunningham expected to sign with Main Events? This might actually be a better bet, though. There just aren't that many top American cruiserweights; the best cruisers are in Europe. Cunningham will have to fight in Europe a fair amount,…Comment by Freedom. on 05-02-2010
Lots of interesting matchups that can be made at cruiserweight, the dividsion is loaded with talent: Ross-Cunningham Huck-Cunningham II Alexeev-Cunningham Frenkel-Cunningham Lebedev-Cunningham Maccarinelli-Huck Alexeev-Huck G. Jones-Huck Lebedev-Huck Ross-Huck etc.Comment by Mr. Philadel on 05-02-2010
yes!!...thats what I'm talkin' about....good move Steve :fing02:Comment by Top Cat on 05-02-2010
Huck-Cunningham 2 is the best fight that can be made in the division. Hopefully it happens soon, now that Cunningham has signed.Post a Comment/View More User Comments (7)