Philadelphia (October 6, 2014) -Two-time Cruiserweight world champion & Current top-10 Heavyweight contender Steve "USS" Cunningham and his family would like to thank the boxing community for the contributions to the Kennedy Cunningham Fundraiser on www.heartbyfaith.com.
Kennedy Cunningham is the 9 year-old daughter of Steve and Livvy Cunningham and is awaiting a life-saving heart transplant surgery.
The fundraiser was set up this summer with the proceeds going to out of pocket expenses for the Cunningham's which included finding a new home close to the hospital for the potential surgery in Pittsburgh.
Within the two months, the goal of $25,000 was reached with most of the donations coming from members of the boxing industry.
"We are humbled and grateful for what everyone has done to pitch in," said Steve Cunningham. "These donations came from all over the world from promoters, managers, television people, fighters and everyone else."
Said Livvy Cunningham, "We are truly touched by the outpouring of help from everybody. Because of the contributions from everybody, We are as comfortable as we can be in this situation and we found a place minutes away from the hospital. It truly shows that when people get together, they can make a huge difference in people's lives."
The Cunninghams Thank You.
Steve "USS" Cunningham returns to the ring on Saturday, October 18 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia when he takes on undefeated Natu Visinia in a 10-round Heavyweight bout that will headline a card on NBCSN.
About October 18
The Oct. 18 edition of NBCSN Fight Nightwill take place at the 2300 Arena at 2300 Swanson Street in South Philadelphia. It features a 10-round fight between Steve "USS" Cunningham, of Philadelphia, and Natu "The Truth" Visinia, of Lakewood, CA. A 10-round junior lightweight contest between Edner "Cherry Bomb" Cherry, of Wauchula, FL, and Jerry "The Corpus Christi Kid" Belmontes, of Corpus Christi, TX is the co-feature. Five additional fights open the show at 6PM. Tickets are $50 and $75 and are available by calling Peltz Boxing at (215) 765-0922 or at www.peltzboxing.com. They also can be purchased at Wanamakers Tickets (215-568-2400). The card is presented by Main Events and Peltz Boxing in association with Final Forum Promotions and BAM Boxing. The NBCSN Fight Night telecast will begin at 9 PM ET. Doors open at 5 PM and the first fight will start at 6. The event is sponsored by Rocco's Collision.
NBC Sports Live Extra:
NBC Sports Live Extra: NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets -- will live stream Fight Night at 9 PM EST/6 PM PST on Oct. 18. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.
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