PHILADELPHIA (December 24, 2012)—Just moments after Tomasz Adamek scored a controversial split decision over Steve “USS” Cunningham in a rematch of their thrilling 2008 fight, Adamek’s own co-promoter told Ring Magazine’s Joseph Santoliquito & Philadelphia Daily News Boxing maven Bernard Fernandez that he doesn’t believe that his man won the fight.
“He Got a Christmas present”, Said Ziggy Rozalski of the decision that just about every ringside observer and Millions of fans watching the fight thought that Cunningham should have been awarded the fight but instead it was Adamek getting the win via disputed decision by 116-112; 115-113 for Adamek and 115-113 for Cunningham.
The bout highlighted the return of boxing on NBC.
“By him saying that just further puts a stamp on the point that I clearly won the fight”, said Cunningham.
“I worked so hard and executed my game plan perfectly and won this fight. There is outrage all over the internet about the decision and I feel bad that my promoter Main Events has done such a wonderful job to get a fight of this caliber back on big network television and for these judges to see a different fight then everybody else is disappointing. Now its time to sit down with my management and promoter to discuss what is next and what to do from here. I trust that Main Events will find the justice here and make sure my career only moves ahead and onto bigger better fights”