Cunningham Steams In To Support Enzo
Former IBF World Cruiserweight
Champion, Steve 'USS' Cunningham gives
his view on this weekend's big battle at
the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester between
Wales' Enzo 'Big Mac' Maccarinelli and
American-based Brit Ola 'Kryptonite'
Afolabi for the interim WBO Title.
World No. 2 ranked Cruiserweight 'USS'
Cunningham, who had offered to step in and
face Maccarinelli after Johnathon Banks
backed out of their planned date to face
Cunningham's former foe and current IBF
champion, Tomasz 'Goral' Adamek, relishes
the thought of No. 5 World ranked 'Big
Mac' being victorious as he said. "Man,
I'm disappointed that I didn't get to
fight Enzo on the fourteenth. It would
have been a great fight. I really want to
fight in England, the fans there are
awesome, just like the Polish fans,
they're so enthusiastic.
That aside, this is going to be a real
banger of a fight. Ola (Afolabi) is an
underrated talent. I don't think this will
be as easy as Enzo thinks. Word is Ola can
really battle, he's no walk over. No
disrespect to Ola, I'm hoping that Enzo
wins though, so he gets a shot at Victor
(Emilio Ramirez - Current WBO Champ).
After my fight with Wayne (Braithwaite)
I'll get the rematch with Tomasz (Adamek)
I still know I am the best Cruiserweight.
My motto is "Two Time In '09", I will get
my title back, then I'll go to unify the
belts. I'll be going after all the
champions, I'd like nothing more than the
first being against Enzo in England.
Shoot, that'll be the fight of the
The contracts for the IBF World
Cruiserweight Title eliminator bout
between Steve 'USS' Cunningham and Wayne
'Big Truck' Braithwaite have been signed
and the fight will take place in St Louis,
Missouri sometime in the very near future.
The winner earns the right to face current
IBF Champion Tomasz 'Goral' Adamek later