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Steve Cunningham Congratulates New IBO Champ Antonio Tarver

Press Release / July 21, 2011 - 1:12pm

PHILADELPHIA (July 21, 2011)—Reigning IBF Cruiserweight champion Steve "USS" Cunningham watched yesterday's fight that saw Antonio Tarver score a ninth round stoppage over IBO champion Danny Green in Australia.

"I would like to congratulate Tarver on going down there and winning the belt.  It takes a lot to go to another man's home country to win a championship", said Cunningham, who is known as boxing's ultimate visitor as he has gone all over the world to both win and defend his world championship.

"With you winning the belt and my status as being the best American and top Cruiserweight in the world, I think it would be a great opportunity for us to fight to show the fans in this country that the cruiserweight division has some terrific fights to offer."

"This is a fight that I know the American networks would get behind and with what we both bring to the table it would be a great fight.  Everybody recognizes me as the top dog in the division and if Antonio wants to legitimize himself as the top cruiserweight in the world, I think he knows deep down he has to go through me to prove it.

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