Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 3/25/14
Philadelphia's own Steve "USS" Cunningham (26-6-0, 12 KOs) hopes to win over his hometown crowd at the Liacouras Center at Temple University on April 4th when he faces the undefeated, Amir "Hardcore" Mansour (20-0-0, 15 KOs), on NBCSN Fight Night. Cunningham, a two-time cruiserweight champion, learned to fight while in the United States Navy and has not fought in his home town since March 29, 2003 when he defeated Demetrius Jenkins at the Philadelphia Spectrum on the Tua-Rahman undercard. Cunningham said, "The last time I fought in Philadelphia, Philly didn't know me. I learned to fight in the Navy so I didn't have a following at home. I have always wanted to fight in Philly at this level or higher." His opponent, Mansour, a native of Wilmington, DE, has deeper boxing roots in Philadelphia. Mansour worked with Joe Hand at the Joe Hand Gym in Philadelphia after he was released from the Schuylkill Federal Correction Institution in Minersville, PA. According to Steve's trainer, Bro...
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