STEVE CUNNINGHAM TO CAMPAIGN AS A HEAVYWEIGHT
Signs promotion deal with Main Events
Press Release: Main Events has signed an exclusive promotional contract with ex-world cruiserweight champion Steve "USS" Cunningham. After campaigning most of his career as a cruiserweight, Cunningham will now move up to the heavyweight division. Cunningham, 24-4 with 12 KOs, said, "I am very excited about this new chapter and signing with Main Events. I'm looking forward to working closely with them as we plan my entry into the heavyweight division." The Philadelphia native added, "It is going to be a welcome change to be fighting close to home again. Moving to heavyweight has always been a move I knew I would make at some point. After my last fight we sat down and looked at our options: It was either continue at cruiserweight and go for another world title, but I felt like 'what's the point?' I have been there and done that twice; or I could finally make the move to heavyweight. This felt like the right thing to do." Main Events has a successful history of transforming cruiserweights into heavyweight powerhouses, including Evander Holyfield and Tomasz Adamek.