Cunningham-Adamek Rematch Gathers
On December 11th 2008 one of the
fights of the decade took place in Newark,
New Jersey between the then reigning
International Boxing Federation
cruiserweight king, Steve 'USS' Cunningham
from Philadelphia, PA and Polish born
expat, Tomasz 'Goral' Adamek, from Jersey
After 12 action packed rounds, which
saw the then Champ, Steve 'USS' Cunningham
put on the canvas three times by flash
knockdowns, the crown passed onto the new
Champion, Tomasz 'Goral' Adamek, by a
close split decision. Boxing fans around
the world were treated to an amazing
fight, and whilst many saw the fight
result differently none were unhappy as
the result was that close. Calls for a
rematch were instant, not just by 'USS"
Cunningham but also the media and fans
www.wewantarematch.com, the website
which spearheads the campaign for a
rematch, announced that the website
received over 28,000 visitors in the first
week (18th Dec - 25th Dec 08).
Whilst not all visitors to the website
had put their name to the on-line
petition, the level of signatories - from
the USA, UK, Poland, Philippines, Canada,
Australia, France and Germany - has given
the campaign a huge boost.
Many of those that signed the petition
had also posted comments, a small
Seyun Kim from Sacramento, CA, USA.
wrote "great exciting fight, two classy
fighters, lets do it again!!"
Vincent Baira from Reims, France. wrote
"Great first fight! Great spirit! This
sport ain't dying and this particular
fight is another proof. Rematch is a
Antoine Goodie from Eureka, Ca, USA.
wrote "Awesome fight Steve and Tomaz; cant
wait for the rematch!! We need more good
guys like you in boxing.
Bartek Gdula from Gdask, Poland. wrote
"It should be a good fight for both boxers
and their fans. keep prayin' for rematch
Ronald Mobbs from Melbourne, Australia
wrote. "epic battle. cunningham is clearly
deserving of a rematch. might end up a
Daxx Kahn from New York, USA. wrote
"This is a fight that must be made, 2 of
the best big men in boxing, the HW
division is dead and fans have lost hope
in the upper tier of fighters over 168lbs,
We have a bout worthy of fight of the year
status in the cruiserweight division, the
first since Holyfield Vs Qawi in the
1980's and possibly the first worthy
trilogy since Holyfield Vs Bowe.
It would be a crime to not make this
happen, Once even twice may not be enough.
Sign the contract!!"
Antonio M. Bangalisan from Malabon
City, Philippines put it more simply when
he wrote "I like to see a REMATCH."
It's not just the WWAR website that has
been receiving excellent figures, YouTube,
the well known video sharing website, has
various videos of the fight on their
website which, combined, have achieved
almost 1Million viewings in just two
If you feel that Cunningham vs Adamek
II should happen in 2009 go to
www.wewantarematch.com and put your name
on the petition which will be being sent
to the television networks and the
promoters fo Steve 'USS' Cunngham and
Tomasz 'Goral' Adamek early in 2009.