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.
After a mixed bag of results as a heavyweight, Steve Cunningham is sliding back down the scale to the 200-pound division—a weight class that seems to suit him better physically and mentally, and where he twice held a world championship.
One of the most talented and feared young contenders in boxing gets his chance to shine on the big stage—and all he has to do is fight a former champion on his home turf.