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Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:00:00 +0100
By: Hans Themistode Steve Cunningham has walked down the aisle on his way to the boxing ring seemingly a million times
While all were different, they all
By: Hans ThemistodeSteve Cunningham has walked down the aisle on his way to the boxing ring seemingly a million times.
While all were different, they all felt somewhat the same.
For his upcoming ring appearance that will take place in just a few short hours, Cunningham believes this is the most unique circumstance he has ever fought under.
For Cunningham, he’ll look to send MMA star Frank Mir packing when the two square off at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Mir, 41, is no stranger when it comes to mixing it up on the inside but his level of expertise usually lies inside an MMA cage.
For now, Mir has decided to try his hand in boxing’s squared circle.
While Cunningham respects any man that puts on a pair of boxing gloves, he has no interest in being a sacrificial lamb for Frank Mir’s experiment.
Cunningham admits that he isn’t quite sure what Mir will bring to the table but he is fully prepared to expect the unexpected.
“We’re training like we’re fighting a top boxing champion,” said Cunningham during an interview with BoxingInsider.com.
“I’ve sparred a few MMA guys before and they’re awkward.
They throw different punches.
They’ll hit you with something crazy because they’re not formatted for boxing so it makes it weird in the beginning until you figure it out.”There has always been one question that receives a 50/50 response when asked: boxing or MMA? Oftentimes, the answer is a simple one.
If their contest takes place in a cage, the MMA star will be the overwhelming favorite.
However, if their showdown goes down in a boxing ring, then the odds are flipped.
In the case of Steve Cunningham vs Frank Mir, both men will square off under the rules of boxing.
Meaning, the ball is squarely on Cunningham’s court.
Although his resume includes winning the cruiserweight world title on multiple occasions, handing Marco Huck the first defeat of his career, flooring current heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and plenty more – Cunningham can’t help but feel the pressure associated with a fight against Mir.
With the rivalry both boxing and MMA share, Cunningham can feel the pressure placed on his shoulders from his boxing brothers.
It’s something that he isn’t shying away from but simply put, he believes everyone from his boxing community is counting on him.“I feel like I have to win,” explained Cunningham.
“I do feel that pressure of this is boxing vs MMA, no doubt.
This is my sport on my back right now and I have to perform and show the dominance.
You’re coming into my land and there’s a no trespassing sign.”.
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:00:00 +0100
Former cruiserweight boxing champion Steve Cunningham was able to take a six-round decision victory over ex-UFC heavyweight champ Frank Mir tonight in
Filed under:Frank Mir was game, but Steve Cunningham won a clear decision in Atlanta.Former cruiserweight boxing champion Steve Cunningham was able to take a six-round decision victory over ex-UFC heavyweight champ Frank Mir tonight in Atlanta, part of the Triller Fight Club pay-per-view card.The 44-year-old Cunningham (30-9-1, 13 KO) hadn’t fought since 2017 and was in as a late replacement for Antonio Tarver, who couldn’t get licensed in Georgia.
He didn’t really have any trouble with Mir, who was making his pro boxing debut, winning on scores of 58-56, 60-54, and 60-54.
Cunningham didn’t exactly seem to be trying his best here, in all honesty, but Mir deserves plenty of credit for being tough and doing the best you could have expected of him.Bad Left Hook scored the fight 59-55 for Cunningham, for whatever it’s worth.It’s really unlikely this launches any sort of legitimate comeback bid for Cunningham, but I suppose you never know.
He doesn’t have a win over a good opponent since 2014, though, if you count his heavyweight victory over Amir Mansour, who was a solid fighter, and he’s an old guy who seemed pretty well retired.
But he got a check and was in great shape, put in a decent performance.How are you scoring it?#TrillerFightClub pic.twitter.com/iqeV0YjBNe.@usscunningham seems like the fresher fighter later in the fight.#TrillerFightClub pic.twitter.com/WXFPtdLO4O.
– April 18, 2021
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