Steve Cunningham Returns This Saturday in Philly
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Steve Cunningham Returns This Saturday in Philly
By Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing (Oct 16, 2014)

Steve “USS” Cunningham
Steve “USS” Cunningham
In his return to the ring for the first time since April when he and Amir Mansour put on a show HBO and SHO-BOX would have loved to have let alone ESPN2 Steve “USS” Cunningham, 27-6 (12) meets unbeaten Natu “Samoan Truth” Visinia, 10-0 (8), of Lakewood, CA, over 10 rounds.

The event will be on USA NBC Sports Network starting at 6:00PM per J Russell Peltz and you know he always starts on time. Peltz Boxing and Main Events are the co-promoters with Peltz, Brittany Rogers and Jolene Mizzone doing the matchmaking.

Visinia was ranked the No. 2 world amateur in MMA out of Southern Illinois University. He also played football there. It will be a step up for him in his first 10 rounder. Cunningham has been itching to get back in the ring again.

The co-feature has Edner “Cherry Bomb” Cherry, 32-6-2 (17), of Wauchula, FL, originally from the Bahamas, meeting Osumanu Akaba, 24-6 (19), of Ghana, in a super featherweight 10. Cherry has won his last 8 fights. Akaba had his 10 fight winning streak broken in his last fight in August. Cherry is ranked No. 15 in the WBC and No. 11 IBF.

Philly’s Tyrone “Young Gun” Brunson, 22-2-1 (21) makes his return to Philly for the first time since his debut back in 2005. He started his career with 19 straight first round knockouts. He meets Decarlo “3mendo” Perez, 12-3-1 (4), of Atlantic City, NJ, in an 8 round middleweight bout. This promises to have the making of a “show stealer!”

The popular Victor Vasquez, 16-9-1, meets Gerald Smith, 3-1 (1), in a all Philly lightweight 6. Philly’s Vincent Floyd, 1-0-1 takes on Robert Sweeney, 2-1, of Manasas, VA, in a middleweight 4. Philly welterweight Anthony Abbruzzese, 3-0 (2) meets Anthony Prescott, 4-3-2 (2), of Cherry Hill, NJ, who just scored a 0:50 first round knockout October 4th. Philly writer turned fighter Ryan Bivins, is pitted against Darryl Gause of Vineland, NJ, in a 4 round light heavyweight debut for both.

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