Steve Cunningham vs Amir Mansour And Curtis Stevens vs Tureano Johnson
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We speak to a Kathy Duva after Main Events & NBC Sports Presentation of Cunningham vs Mansour and Stevens vs Johnson. Kathy was quite proud of her fighters as both Curtis Stevens and Steve Cunningham pulled out dramatic victories. Always willing to discuss anything she talks about the nights action along with her views on Tomasz Adamek politically aspirations and the Sergey Kovalev vs Adonis Stevenson controversy and more.
Curtis Stevens (27-4 20KO) and Tureano Johnson (14-1 10KO) had a press conference after their epic battle on NBC Sports. Stevens pulled off the victory with a TKO of Johnson with only :59 seconds left in the 10th and final round. Trailing on all cards going into the final round Stevens pulled off the victory with a thunderous left hook that led to an attack that had the ref stop the fight with less than a minute remaining. An emotional devastated Johnson along with many fans felt the fight was stopped to soon thus robbing him of a hard earned victory if he could have survived the onslaught. Although the post fight press conference had Tureano calling for an immediate rematch Stevens on the hand would rather move on to bigger and better things like a fight with Peter Quillin or James Kirkland.
Steve “USS” Cunningham (27-6 12KO) defeated Amir Mansour (20-1 15KO) by unanimous decision (95-92 x2 97-90) in a grueling match up on NBC Sports channel. Steve survived 2 knock down in the 5th round at the hands of the hard hitting Mansour, to eventually repay the favor by knocking down Amir in the 10th round to emphatically seal the victory. With the win Cunningham was crowned USBA Heavyweight Champion and overcame a series of unlucky endings that he has endured over the last few years.
We talked to Curtis Stevens (27-4 19KO) and Andre Rozier after Curtis stopped Tureano Johnson. Stevens speaks about the fight and what he wants to do next then his trainer Rozier gives his thoughts on Curtis’s performance and the flaws that he had seen. Johnson (14-1 10KO) was leading big (84-87 82-89×2) going into the 10th and final round when he was caught by a monstrous left hook that led to a Stevens attack that had the ref stop the fight with only 51 seconds left. The stoppage which many find to be to quick, sealed the epic battle and kept Curtis on his path to look for fights against elite opponents.
Steve “USS” Cunningham improved to 27-6 12KO after beating Amir Mansour (20-1 15KO) by unanimous decision (95-92 95-92 97-90). After picking himself off the canvas twice in the 5th round he proceeded to regroup himself and knock down Mansour in the 10th to seal his victory. The new USBA Heavyweight Champion gives a shot out to the Polish fans and Tomasz Adamek in the video where he is as happy as you’ll see him.
We caught up with Ievgen Khytrov (3-0 3KO) at one of his grueling training sessions in Coney Island. On April 10th the Ukrainian Olympian is going for his 4th win since his pro debut in December. The middleweight fights Jas Phipps (4-2 1KO) on the “Broadway Boxing” card presented by DiBella Entertainment at B.B. Kings Blues Club in NYC.
Sergey Kovalev (23-0 21KO) vs Cedric Agnew (26-0 13KO) and Karim Mayfield (18-0-1 11KO) vs Thomas Dulorme (20-1 14KO) weighed in a for tonights fights on HBO from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. To see morel picks from the weigh in visit our Facebook gallery by clicking here >>> www.facebook.com/HitFirstBoxing
Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (23-0 21KO) and Cedric “L.O.W.” Agnew (26-0 13KO) weighed in at Caesars Palace in A.C. for their March 29th fight on HBO. Kovalev weighed in at 174.3 pounds and Agnew came in at 175.8 pounds, .8 pounds over the limit. There was plenty of controversy surrounding the scales being used between Caesars the Commission and Main Events but Agnew weigh in at 174.4 the second time so the fight is a go. Kovalev defends his WBO Light Heavyweight title at the Boardwalk Hall in the wake of Adonis Stevenson leaving HBO in favor of Showtime which killed the unification match Sergey wanted later this year.
Karim Mayfield (18-0-1 11KO) and Thomas Dulorme (20-1 14KO) got into an altercation during their physical Face Off at the weigh in for their 3/29 fight. Mayfield weighed 139.6 pounds and Dulorme weighed 139.8 pounds for their fight at Board Walk Hall in Atlantic City being broadcast on HBO.