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Cunningham is Back on 8/26, Helping Klitschko For Haye

By Luke Furman

IBF cruiserweight champion Steve Cunningham (24-2, 12 KO) will make his second defense on August 26th in Germany against yet unknown opponent. In interview with BoxingScene.com/Bokser.org, the champion revealed that he will also surely fight again in Germany in November or December.

In June 2010, Cunningham won the title against Troy Ross (24-2, 16 KO), beating him with a controversial TKO in 5th round (Cunningham was down in round 4). He made his first defense against Enad Licina (20-3, 11 KO) on February 2011, comfortably outpointing him over twelve rounds. ''USS'' used his superior reach and technique to control the pace. Both fights took place in Germany. The cruiserweight division is still relatively unknown by casual fans in the United States, so fighting in Europe is more financially profitable for Cunningham.

On Wednesday of last week, the American boxer arrived in Going, Austria, where he is helping Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KO) prepare for his upcoming fight against David Haye (25-1, 23 KO) on July 2. Sparring sessions between Klitschko and Cunningham started last Thursday.

Luke Furman covers the boxing scene for bokser.org

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sicko on 06-15-2011

that is the perfect Sparring Partner...he doesn't have the Power as Haye but he has the Speed and Footwork, might actually have more Speed and Better Footwork then Haye

Comment by vacon04 on 06-15-2011

[QUOTE=hvirk;10696350]wtf is everyone talking about.... horrible sparring partner.... steve's a boxer.... he uses his jab like its going out of style.... he's a horrible style matchup for david haye..... hayes style is like froch with speed and without the chin.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by King Of Ring on 06-15-2011

wlad has great sparring partners hope him the best

Comment by Hitman932 on 06-15-2011

[QUOTE=Uncle Bob;10696377]He doesnt fight very much like Haye imo[/QUOTE] Yeah I agree. Cunningham is much more active, much more accurate, knows how to set up shots, throws straighter punches, has better defense, has better footwork and has great stamina. Nothing…

Comment by Faerun on 06-15-2011

Good choice. Yeah, he doesn't fight like Haye but then who does? At HW and CW there's simply nobody embodying the RJJ style.

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