Steve “USS” Cunningham Signs With Main Events, Moves To Heavyweight
- July 25th, 2012
(Main Events released the following statement)
Main Events announced today they have officially signed an exclusive promotional contract with Steve “USS” Cunningham. Cunningham who has campaigned most of his professional career as a cruiserweight has decided to move up to the heavyweight division.
Cunningham, 24-4, 12 KO’s, believes Main Events is the perfect counterpart to successfully guide his career, “I am very excited about this new chapter and signing with Main Events. I’m looking forward to working closely with them as we plan my entry into the heavyweight division.” The Philadelphia native added, “It is going to be a welcome change to be fighting close to home again.”
Cunningham, a former Cruiserweight World Champion, explained his decision to step up to the heavyweight division, “Moving to heavyweight has always been a move I knew I would make at some point. After my last fight we sat down and looked at our options: It was either continue at Cruiserweight and go for another world title, but I felt like ‘what’s the point?’ I have been there and done that twice; or I could finally make the move to heavyweight. This felt like the right thing to do.”
Main Events has a successful history of transforming cruiserweights into heavyweight powerhouses, including former Undisputed Heavyweight World Champion Evander Holyfield and top rated Tomasz Adamek.
“Steve Cunningham’s decision to move up to boxing’s top division will make the US heavyweight scene that much more lively and interesting,” said promoter Kathy Duva of Main Events. “At 6’3″ Steve certainly has the frame to carry more weight and gain strength. We look forward to watching Steve test his skills against the best the division has to offer and expect fireworks!”
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