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Press Release: 12th March 2009

Photo by: Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

'USS' Cunningham Steams In To Support Enzo Maccarinelli

 

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 Century."

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 in 2009.

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