Champ, Steve 'USS' Cunningham, Praises Ola
Afolabi's Knockout Victory
Former IBF Cruiserweight King Steve
'USS' Cunningham, who lost his crown by
close split decision to Poland's Tomasz
'Goral' Adamek after their "fight of the
year" nominated battle in December '08,
praises Ola 'Kryptonite' Afolabi for his
stunning ninth round knockout of former
WBO cruiserweight champion Enzo 'Big Mac'
Maccarinelli on the 14th March to take the
vacant interim-WBO title.
'USS' Cunningham, who had offered to be
Maccarinelli's opponent for this fight
after Detroit's Johnathon Banks pulled out
of the bout in February to face current
cruiserweight top dog Tomasz 'Goral'
Adamek, was clearly impressed by Afolabi's
win as he said. "What a great win for Ola,
I wish him the best against Ramirez. Being
a World Champion is something that every
boxer aspires to do, but a very select few
actually get that title. I was blessed to
hold the IBF Cruiserweight title for two
years and I'm going to get it back and
then go after the other belts and prove
that I am the best Cruiserweight in the
world. I have my work cut out for me, but
I am ready.
I'm sticking with my plan "Two time in
The IBF World Cruiserweight Title
eliminator bout between former IBF
cruiserweight champion, Steve 'USS'
Cunningham, and former WBC champion, Wayne
'Big Truck' Braithwaite, will be held in
St Louis, Missouri later this year. The
winner earns the right to face current IBF
Champion Tomasz 'Goral' Adamek later in
Promoter Don King is expected to
announce the venue and the date for
Cunningham Vs. Braithwaite in the near