This week in boxing history, PBC remembers the first black heavyweight champion, a powerful showing by “The Greatest,” a knockout performance by “USS” Cunningham, a stoppage of the “Bronx Bull” and one of the greatest lightweights of all time.
Steve Cunningham entered Saturday’s 200-pound title fight against champion Krzysztof Glowacki with a history of struggles against southpaws and Polish titleholders. Those struggles continued at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Steve Cunningham looks to buck history as he returns to the 200-pound division to face champion Krzysztof Glowacki
When Steve Cunningham enters the ring Saturday, he’ll attempt to take down an undefeated champion who is 10 years his junior. If the 39-year-old former heavyweight pulls it off, he will have defied some long odds.
Polish fight fans should be plenty familiar with Steve Cunningham at this point.
Krzysztof Glowacki is undefeated, 10 years younger than his upcoming opponent and riding the momentum of a dramatic come-from-behind, title-winning knockout. But his biggest advantage against Steve Cunningham could be his southpaw stance.
With his chiseled, bodybuilder-type physique, Steve Cunningham looks like he could move to Hollywood and carve out a career as a cinematic superhero when his boxing days are done.
Poland's Krzysztof Glowacki was already an underdog when he left his homeland last summer for a fight that represented not only his American debut, but also a larger-than-life opportunity against long-reigning 200-pound champion Marco Huck.