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Press Release: 1st June 2009

 

The Dream Team - Naazim Richardson Training Steve 'USS' Cunningham For Title Challenge

The battle between two former Cruiserweight World Champions, Steve 'USS' Cunningham (IBF) and Wayne 'Big Truck' Braithwaite (WBC), is a mouth watering prospect in itself, but when you add into the equation that the winner will earn the right to face current Champion, Tomasz 'Goral' Adamek, in the mandatory defense of his IBF title later this year, you just know that it's going to be one seriously exciting, all-action affair with "Fight of the Year" potential plastered all over it in capital letters.

Now if that isn't enough to get every boxing fan salivating at the prospect, the heavily armed destroyer, 'USS' Cunningham, announces that he has added even bigger guns to his already power packed arsenal by enlisting, "Trainer of the Year" and fight strategy maestro, Naazim Richardson, to prepare him for the fight.

Richardson, without doubt the hottest property in the business today after masterminding and coaching the magnificent victories of Bernard Hopkins over Kelly Pavlik and 'Sugar' Shane Mosley over Antonio Margarito - in the latter also famously discovering the tampering of Margarito's wraps, has been working with 'USS' Cunningham since March this year, at The James Shuler Memorial Gym in West Philadelphia, as the former Cruiserweight King prepares for his long awaited IBF title eliminator against former WBC Cruiserweight Champion Wayne 'Big Truck' Braithwaite, which will be on the under card of the Joseph Agbeko-Vic Darchinian Bantamweight title fight, on July 11th.

A clearly pleased 'USS' Cunningham expressed his delight at having Brother Naazim in his corner for the upcoming battle with Guyanan slugger Braithwaite, "Man, I have known Brother Naazim since the amateurs, I have always respected him and wanted to work with him, I've known for years what the boxing world is just now realizing, HE is the best trainer out there.

I am really excited to be working with him, going to the gym everyday is like going to college or something... I know his training will take me to the next level.... If you've liked watching my fights before..stay tuned..."

Stay tuned, now that's an understatement! With this being the first time the all new 'Dream Team', of Steve 'USS' Cunningham and Brother Naazim Richardson, going into battle side by side making this is a don't miss, not a stay tuned!

Steve 'USS' Cunningham vs. Wayne 'Big Truck' Braithwaite takes place on the 11th July 2009. Currently the fight is listed, on BoxRec, as being at the Bank Atlantic Center, Sunrise, Florida but according to Don King Productions PR supremo, Alan Hopper, this has yet to be confirmed as the venue. Watch this space for further news.

 

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