This week in boxing history, PBC revisits title defenses by two heavyweight greats, a controversial light heavyweight title bout, a dramatic knockout in our 2015 Fight of the Year and the only boxer to hold world titles in three weight divisions simultaneously.
A native of Orlando, Florida, Erickson Lubin will enter the ring with a heavy heart Saturday night when he faces Daniel Sandoval in Chicago.
John Molina Jr. and Ruslan Provodnikov were born just 53 weeks apart, made their professional debuts seven months apart in 2006 and they live about 25 miles from each other in Southern California.
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.