Cunningham Praises Tomasz Adamek's
Former IBF Champion, Steve 'USS'
Cunningham was ringside at the Prudential
Center in Newark, New Jersey on Friday
night supporting his former foe, current
champ, Tomasz 'Goral' Adamek, when he
faced Kronk fighter Johnathon Banks from
Detroit in the first defense of the IBF
Adamek secured the IBF and Ring
Magazine Cruiserweight World titles on
December 11th '08 with a close
split-decision win over the then champion,
'USS' Cunningham, in one of the greatest
Cruiserweight battles of all time. The
fight had it all, spectacular non-stop
action, drama and three knockdowns and was
rightly nominated as "Fight of the Year"
'USS' Cunningham, who later this year
is to face former WBC title holder, Wayne
'Big Truck' Braithwaite, in an IBF title
eliminator to earn the rematch with Adamek
he so eagerly desires, was just as
fanatical in his support for the Champion
as were the Polish fans that packed the
After Adamek successfully defended his
title by knocking his previously unbeaten
opponent out in the eighth round, 'USS'
Cunningham, still clutching the Polish
flag which he waved enthusiastically
throughout the fight, said. "It was a very
good win for Adamek. Banks was doing good
the first four rounds, then he shut down
in the fifth and Adamek stepped up and got
him out of there.
Polish fans are awesome, it was a great
I want the rematch more than any other
fight out there, so I'm going to do what I
have to do to get it. And that is to fight
and beat Braithwaite."
On the subject of the desired rematch,
it was recently announced that the
Adamek-Cunningham II campaign website -
www.wewantarematch.com - has broken the
250,000 visitors milestone since it's
inception just two months ago.
Don King Productions are expected to
announce the date and venue for Steve
'USS' Cunningham vs. Wayne 'Big Truck'
Braithwaite in the very near future.
Watch this space...