- Birth Name: Steven Ormain Cunningham
- Birth Place: Contribute
- Born: July 15, 1976
- Died: Contribute
- Age: 47
- Height: 6′ 3″
- Weight: 200 lb
- Reach: 82″
- Stance: Orthodox
- Pro Debut: October 28, 2000
- Nationality: United States
- Status: Inactive
- Manager: Contribute
- Promoter: Contribute
- Total Bouts: 40
- Total Rounds: 46
Steve Cunningham is a professional boxer with over 20 years of experience in the ring. His career has been filled with highs and lows, but his determination and perseverance have made him one of the most respected fighters in the sport.
Cunningham has a total of 40 fights under his belt, with 30 victories, 9 losses, 1 draw, and 0 no-contests. He has won 13 of his fights via knockout, including 2 of his world title wins. Speaking of world title wins, Cunningham has achieved this feat twice in his career, and he has successfully defended his title twice as well. Cunningham has lost five of his fights in title bouts and the remaining four in non-title bouts.
Cunningham started his professional boxing journey in 2000, at the age of 24, and made a winning start against Norman Jones on October 28, 2000. He went on to win 18 consecutive fights after his debut, with 10 of them being won via stoppage.
In November 2006, in his first world-title fight, Cunningham lost to Krzysztof Włodarczyk via 12 round split-decision for the IBF (vacant) cruiserweight title. However, he didn't let this defeat get him down as he came back stronger and won the IBF cruiserweight title in May 2007 by beating Włodarczyk via 12 round majority decision.
Cunningham's successful defense of his title against Marco Huck in 2007 was another highlight of his career. He won the fight via 12th round TKO. Additionally, on July 11, 2009, Cunningham secured another impressive win by beating Wayne Braithwaite via 12th round unanimous decision.
Although Cunningham has had a total of nine losses in his professional boxing career, he has suffered only one loss via knockout. The 2006 loss to Włodarczyk that ended his 19-fight win streak was via decision, and he has lost eight more times via decision. Cunningham's most recent fight was a non-title bout against Frank Mir in April 2021, which he won via 6 round unanimous decision. Cunningham is currently on a one-fight winning streak.
At the age of 44, Steve Cunningham has undoubtedly shown that age is just a number. He has remained a force to be reckoned with in the boxing world and has earned the respect of his peers through his skill, hard work, and determination over the years.
Despite his impressive record, Cunningham isn't just a fighter; he's also a well-respected and knowledgeable boxing expert with over two decades of experience. He's a sought-after analyst on boxing networks, and his expertise and insight into the sport continue to make him a respected figure in the community.
In conclusion, Steve Cunningham is an accomplished and determined fighter with a wealth of experience in the ring. His achievements in the sport are remarkable, and his skills and expertise make him a valuable asset to the boxing industry. As he continues on his journey, fans and supporters of the sport will undoubtedly be watching to see what he achieves next.
Steve Cunningham Fight Record
|40||Apr 17, 2021||44||Frank Mir||Win||UD|
|39||Aug 26, 2017||41||Andrew Tabiti||Loss||UD|
|38||Mar 17, 2017||40||Felipe Romero||Win||UD|
|37||Apr 16, 2016||39||Krzysztof Głowacki||Loss||UD|
|36||Aug 14, 2015||39||Antonio Tarver||Draw||SD|
|35||Mar 14, 2015||38||Vyacheslav Glazkov||Loss||UD|
|34||Oct 18, 2014||38||Natu Visinia||Win||RTD7|
|33||Apr 4, 2014||37||Amir Mansour||Win||UD|
|32||Dec 14, 2013||37||Manuel Quezada||Win||UD|
|31||Apr 20, 2013||36||Tyson Fury||Loss||KO7|
|30||Dec 22, 2012||36||Tomasz Adamek||Loss||SD|
|29||Sep 8, 2012||36||Jason Gavern||Win||UD|
|28||Feb 4, 2012||35||Yoan Pablo Hernández||Loss||UD|
|27||Oct 1, 2011||35||Yoan Pablo Hernández||Loss||TD|
|26||Feb 12, 2011||34||Enad Licina||Win||UD|
|25||Jun 5, 2010||33||Troy Ross||Win||TKO5|
|24||Jul 11, 2009||32||Wayne Braithwaite||Win||UD|
|23||Dec 11, 2008||32||Tomasz Adamek||Loss||SD|
|22||Dec 29, 2007||31||Marco Huck||Win||TKO12|
|21||May 26, 2007||30||Krzysztof Włodarczyk||Win||MD|
|20||Nov 25, 2006||30||Krzysztof Włodarczyk||Loss||SD|
|19||Jan 7, 2006||29||Lloyd Bryan||Win||TKO5|
|18||Sep 3, 2005||29||Kelvin Davis||Win||UD|
|17||Apr 2, 2005||28||Guillermo Jones||Win||SD|
|16||Oct 2, 2004||28||Forrest Neal||Win||TKO4|
|15||May 22, 2004||27||Sebastiaan Rothmann||Win||MD|
|14||Sep 20, 2003||27||Terry McGroom||Win||UD|
|13||Mar 29, 2003||26||Demetrius Jenkins||Win||UD|
|12||Jul 27, 2002||26||Joseph Awinongya||Win||UD|
|11||Sep 29, 2001||25||Caseny Truesdale||Win||PTS|
|10||Aug 30, 2001||25||Shawn Townsend||Win||TKO3|
|9||Jul 26, 2001||25||Shawn Townsend||Win||TKO6|
|8||Jun 28, 2001||24||John Battle||Win||KO1|
|7||May 24, 2001||24||Mike Williams||Win||TKO6|
|6||May 12, 2001||24||Richard Perry||Win||KO1|
|5||Apr 28, 2001||24||Jeff Bowman||Win||TKO1|
|4||Apr 12, 2001||24||Kanovas Alexander||Win||KO1|
|3||Mar 10, 2001||24||Nate Frazier||Win||KO1|
|2||Feb 17, 2001||24||Robert Marsh||Win||PTS|
|1||Oct 28, 2000||24||Norman Jones||Win||SD|