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Craig Cunningham Drops, Shocks Anthony Ogogo For TKO Win

By Elliot Foster

For the vacant WBC International middleweight title, Craig Cunningham (17-1, 4KOs) pulled off a shocking eight round stoppage of previously undefeated 2012 Olympic medal winner Anthony Ogogo (11-1, 7KOs).

After the fight, it was said that Ogogo was being bothered by vision issues with his left eye.

Ogogo started well, but the entire fight changed in the second round when Cunningham rocked and dropped Ogogo down in the second round. Ogogo was in a lot of trouble, but managed to recover by the third. They were trading punches for much of the contest and Cunningham was landing good shots, and Ogogo was missing more than he was landing.

In the eight round, there was time called with by the referee for what appeared to be Ogogo going back to his corner to fix some tape on his glove but the fight was waved off when trainer Tony Simms pulled him out.

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ON THE UNDERCARD

Kal Yafai lined up a world title fight with a comprehensive victory.

The super-flyweight, who is currently the British, WBA Inter-Continental and IBF Inter-Continental champion, stopped Johnson Tellez inside three rounds at the Barclaycard Arena, live on Sky Sports, as part of the undercard to Frankie Gavin’s welterweight clash against Sam Eggington.

Yafai (now 20-0, 14 KOs) was far superior to the Nicaraguan, who slips to 9-28-5 (6 KOs) in defeat, and, after securing an early finish in his home city, will challenge Luis Concepcion for the WBA belt on December 10 at Manchester Arena, live on Sky Sports Box Office, as part of the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s next IBF heavyweight world title defence.

“He's a big puncher, a two-time and two-weight world champion,” Yafai told Sky Sports, regarding his next opponent, who is from Panama and has a 35-4 (24 KOs) record.

“He'll come forward, no doubt, but he'll meet someone who can really punch.”

Further details regarding the December 10 card at Manchester Arena will be revealed in due course.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sid-Knee on 10-23-2016

[QUOTE=1hourRun;17142318]Thank you! I always remain positive I have every reason to be ; I live in the greatest country on earth, Im suppose to excel! Im suppose to be smarter....Im held to higher standards just like Americans hold our boxers…

Comment by slimPickings on 10-22-2016

Always love when an underdog pulls off the upset!!

Comment by 1hourRun on 10-22-2016

[QUOTE=mapleleaf27;17142552]Hello man, you are right, put Lubin in there with Cunningham![/QUOTE] Super-welterweight is a nightmare for the Britts we seen what happen to Smith....now out of the top 20 ranked in the world ELEVEN are American! oh yeah...not happening...and I…

Comment by mapleleaf27 on 10-22-2016

[QUOTE=1hourRun;17142266][img]http://i.imgur.com/pJKZu83.gif[/img] People are still in shock that they did not witness another robbery in the UK! but Cunninham knew this coming into the fight and smashed Ogogo! but Cunningham better enjoy his 15 minutes of fame before he faces an…

Comment by Gillie on 10-22-2016

[QUOTE=soul_survivor;17142108]I just got texted the result for this fight as I was on my way home. It did not come as a surprise. I can't remember the context of the thread but a year or so ago I said Ogogo…

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