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Results from 4/4 at The Liacouras Center
Stevens-Johnson Co-Feature Scouting Report
Lee-Lewison Fight Tomorrow Night
Cherry is Back 4/4 in Philly
Cunningham-Mansour Final Press Conference
Barrera Takes on Pryor 4/4 at Liacouras Center
Philadelphia Face-Off:
Showtime is Rested and Ready to Take on Johnson
Cunningham-Mansour Scouting Report
Results from 3/29 at Boardwalk Hall

Press Releases

By Main Events on 4/7/2014 12:09 PM
Heart-Pounding, Non-Stop Action in Philly:

Cunningham Defeats Mansour for USBF Heavyweight Title and Stevens Knocks Out Johnson in Fight of the Year

Philadelphia, PA:  Steve "USS" Cunningham (27-6, 12 KOs)* took down the undefeated powerhouse Amir "Hardcore" Mansour (20-1, 15 KOs) via unanimous decision at the Liacouras Center. In the all-Philly main event, Philadelphia-raised Cunningham and Philadelphia-trained Mansour brawled for ten rounds of heart-stopping action that had the entire crowd at the Liacouras Center on their feet and screaming for more.  These two warriors just kept coming at each other for ten straight rounds. By the end they were both bleeding and battle-worn.

Mansour was relentless from the first bell.  He kept coming at Steve with huge looping hooks. Cunningham began bleeding in the second round. Then Cunningham cut Mansour over the same eye in the third.

Mansour knocked Cunningham down twice in the fifth but Steve managed to get back up just before...
By Main Events on 4/4/2014 3:32 PM
Can Johnson Stand Toe-to-Toe with Stevens?

 

Philadelphia, PA:      Tonight when Curtis “Showtime” Stevens (26-4-0, 19 KOs) of Brooklyn, NJ and undefeated Tureano Johnson (14-0, 10 KOs) of Nassau, Bahamas square off at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, boxing fans will find out if Tureano can live up to all the smack talk he was throwing in Curtis’ direction at Wednesday’s press conference.  Johnson said, “Come Friday night someone is going to get bitch-slapped. I am going to enjoy this but I cannot say the same for him. Let's pray I don't put him in the hospital.”  Below is the scouting report for tonight’s ten round middleweight match-up between Curtis “Showtime” Stevens and Tureano Johnson: Category

Curtis “Showtime” Stevens

Tureano Johnson

Age

29

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By Main Events on 4/3/2014 1:37 PM
Undefeated Chicago-Native Mike Lee Will Take-on Peter Lewison Tomorrow Night at the Liacouras Center

 

Philadelphia, PA: 26 year old Mike Lee (11-0, 6 KOs), who is best known for his appearances in national Subway® commercials, fights Peter "Lightning" Lewison (6-0, 5 KOs), of the Cayman Islands Friday night at the Liacouras Center as part of the stacked undercard of the Cunningham-Mansour heavyweight fight for the USBA title. Lee and Lewison will face off for six rounds of light heavyweight action at the Liacouras Center.

Lee, a graduate of Notre Dame, has not fought since Sep. 15, 2012 when he defeated Paul Harness in a four round unanimous decision in Las Vegas, NV. Prior to that he defeated Tyler Seever with a second round TKO in Las Vegas, NV, Aug. 4, 2012. Mike trained for this fight with legendary southpaw and former IBF Heavyweight Champion Chris "Rapid Fire" Byrd (41-51, 22 KOs) in San Diego, CA. Lee said, "I am excited to be back in the ring. Working with Chris Byrd has been...
By Main Events on 4/3/2014 9:31 AM
Edner Cherry Returns to the Ring Apr. 4 Against Robert Osiobe in Super Featherweight Match-up

 

Philadelphia, PA: A little over a year ago super featherweight sensation Edner Cherry (31-6-2, 17 KOs) knocked out Vicente Escobedo in the sixth round at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City and since then his fans have been anxiously awaiting his return to the ring; Friday night at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia that wait will finally be over when he takes on Rober Osiobe (14-8-4, 6 KOs).

Despite being only 31, Cherry, a native of Nassau, Bahamas now of Wauchula, FL, has 40 career professional fights. The majority of Cherry's fights have been in his home state of Florida but he is excited to make his Philadelphia debut. He said, "I am looking forward to fighting in Philly. It has a great boxing history. I am just glad that it wasn't a few months ago because being from Miami I couldn't have handled being here with all that snow!"

Cherry has not lost since, Sep. 13, 2008 when he lost in 12 rounds to Timothy Bradley in Biloxi, MS. Edner is also currently on a three fight win streak. He and Eric Aiken had a no contest on Sep. 23, 2011 in Hollywood, FL. Since then, in addition to his knockout of Escobedo, we defeated Juan Carlos Martinez via majority decision in ten rounds on Apr. 14, 2014 in Cicero, IL and he defeated Guillermo Sanchez via unanimous decision in eight rounds on Feb. 24, 2012 in Chicago, IL.

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By Main Events on 4/2/2014 5:28 PM
Spirited Final Press Conference for Amir Mansour and Steve Cunningham Match-up Friday, April 4 at the Liacouras Center

Philadelphia, PA: This afternoon fans and the media were treated to a verbal sparring match between Steve "USS" Cunningham and Amir "Hardcore" Mansour as they faced each other at the final press conference for this Friday's fight at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia and on NBCSN Fight Night. Amir's words incited a vocal reaction from Cunningham. The quotes from the event are highlighted below.

Kathy Duva started things off by saying, "We have a spectacular event here. This is another fantastic show. It is going to be a treat for everyone. We are thrilled to be back here in beautiful downtown Philadelphia where it seems like boxing was born and we are trying to keep it alive."

 

Hall of Fame Matchmaker J Russell Peltz emceed the event. He said, "Whenever Edner Cherry is on the first or second fight on a card you know the card is stacked. This is an excellent...
By Main Events on 4/1/2014 6:04 PM
Undefeated Light Heavyweight Sullivan Barrera Faces Off Against Larry Pryor at the Liacouras Center Fri., Apr. 4

 

Philadelphia, PA: Cuban-born light heavyweight Sullivan Barrera (10-0-0, 6 KOs) is set to make his Main Events' debut on the Cunningham-Mansour undercard Friday night at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA. Barrera will take on 32 year old Larry Pryor of Washington, D.C. for six rounds.

 

Barrera, also 32, turned pro in 2009 and is undefeated in ten professional fights. Sullivan did not fight for almost two years but came back strong with a sixth round unanimous decision victory over Joell Godfrey on December 14, 2013 in his adopted hometown, Miami, FL. According to Sullivan's trainer, Milton LaCroix, "With Godfrey he was ring rusty but he felt ok. He was rusty, he beat him but he should have knocked him out. He didn't but we will settle for the win. He got the decision and that is what matters."

  

Sullivan and his team know very little about Pryor...
By Main Events on 4/1/2014 11:48 AM
Steve "USS" Cunningham vs. Amir "Hardcore" Mansour Live on NBCSN Fight Night Friday April 4 at 10 p.m. ET at Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA: NBCSN presents Fight Night this Friday at 10 p.m. ET featuring a heavyweight match-up between Steve "USS" Cunningham (26-6-0, 12 KOs) and Amir "Hardcore" Mansour (20-0-0, 15 KOs) for the USBA Heavyweight Title and for Philadelphia bragging rights.  Cunningham is a Philadelphia native who learned to box in the United States Navy and has not fought in front of his hometown crowd in eleven years. Mansour was born and raised just over the state line in Wilmington, DE and honed his boxing skills at the Joe Hand Gym in Philadelphia.

NBC Sports Group's Fight Night broadcast team of play-by-play announcer Kenny Rice, analyst B.J. Flores and reporter Chris Mannix calls the action from the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. Cunningham, 37, is a former two-time cruiserweight world champion who wants to make it to the upper echelon of this tough...
By Main Events on 3/31/2014 3:10 PM
Philadelphia, PA:  Curtis "Showtime" Stevens took a relaxing vacation after his first round knockout of Patrick "The Machine" Majewski on January 24 at Resorts in Atlantic City, NJ and now he is faster, stronger, rested and ready to take on Tureano Johnson Friday, April 4 at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA. Stevens, who vowed to stay busy this year, spent two weeks in Mexico and Jamaica following his fight at Resorts. However, even while he was having fun in the sun, he stayed in constant contact with Main Events' Matchmaker Jolene Mizzone, "While I was away Jolene kept in contact with me. She asked me if I wanted to fight and I told her I was off for two years so now I want to get right back into it. I wasn't playing around."

 

Stevens, 29, just moved to a new place on the water in Queens and has been running stairs and on the beach as part of his new conditioning regime. He said, "I feel good. I have been training very hard. We wanted to make my legs stronger so I can get lower and weave...
By Main Events on 3/31/2014 11:24 AM
Can experience defeat power?

 

Philadelphia, PA:      Steve “USS” Cunningham (26-6-0, 12 KOs) has been boxing professionally for almost 14 years and has 32 professional fights under his belt, his opponent USBA Heavyweight Champion Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (20-0-0, 15 KOs) has much less professional experience but he honed his boxing skills while serving time in a federal corrections facility and has “Hardcore” knockout power.  When these two hometown warriors collide at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA on Friday, April 4 on NBCSN Fight Night the question on everyone’s mind will be whether or not Cunningham’s experience can overcome Mansour’s power?  The scouting report for this heavyweight match-up is below: Category

Steve “USS” Cunningham

Amir “Hardcore” Mansour

Age

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By Main Events on 3/30/2014 12:29 AM
Krusher Strikes Again in Atlantic City!

Results from Boardwalk Hall

 

Atlantic City, NJ:  In front of a packed house at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ the Russian Wrecking Ball Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (24-0-1, 22 KOs)* knocked out Cedric "L.O.W." Agnew (26-1, 13 KOs) in seventh round to retain his WBO Light Heavyweight belt live on HBO Boxing After Dark. The Ballroom at Boardwalk Hall shook as Krusher made his entrance. Michael Buffer said of these two undefeated fighters as he announced the fight, "Someone's 0 has got to go!

 

Both fighters were feeling each other out early in the bout while the chants of "USA" came from the nearly sold-out crowd in AC. Agnew, normally a right handed fighter, came out boxing southpaw. Krusher knocked down Agnew just as the bell rang in the second round. Kovalev suffered a cut under his right eye in the fourth. Agnew took Kovalev deeper than he has gone in his last six fights but could not defeat him. Kovalev won via TKO 0:58 into the seventh round. The final punch total:  Kovalev 107 of 402 and Agnew 31 for 109. ...