Found April 06, 2014 on The Queensbury Rules:
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...

Cunningham v Mansour – Full Recap

By: Ryan Bivins, Contributing Writer Photos by Darryl Cobb Philadelphia, PA (April 4, 2014) - It’s hardly a sure thing that a card’s main event and co-feature are the two best fights of the night, but it was the case on this night. Television viewers that showed up after 10 PM basically got as much entertainment value as those watching on from The Liacouras since 6:45. The...

USS Cunningham gets off the deck to beat Mansour, Stevens scores controversial final round stoppage

Steve "USS" Cunningham (27-6, 12 KOs) took down the undefeated Amir "Hardcore" Mansour (20-1, 15 KOs) via unanimous decision at the Liacouras Center. In the all-Philly main event, Philadelphia-raised Cunningham and Philadelphia-trained Mansour brawled for ten rounds of heart-stopping action that had the entire crowd at the Liacouras Center on their feet and screaming...
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