Found April 06, 2014 on The Queensbury Rules:
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That’s the heavyweight fight people were gaga about this weekend: Steve Cunningham winning a tight battle against Amir Mansour on NBC Sports, one bloody, the other swollen, a power puncher vs. a boxer,  both men on the canvas, a close decision win for Cunningham. It was more consistently good than the undercard bout, between middleweights Curtis Stevens and Tureano Johnson, which had higher highs in the 4th and 5th rounds. Both bouts shared this quality, though: The losers, Mansour and Johnson, elevated their standings. The “W” matters, of course, so it’s small consolation. But at minimum, Johnson and Mansour proved they belonged on this level, and proved as well that they deserved more opportunities. It was nice to get some actual quality boxing matches this weekend; the flyweights delivered pretty well, too. Mostly boxing has been ******* in 2014. Steve Cunningham vs. Amir Mansour. Cunningham is no true heavyweight, yet he’s established that he can compete in the division. He was...
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