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Steve Cunningham Record

Total Fights40
Title Wins2
Title Defenses2
Title-Fight KOs2
KO Wins13
KO Losses1
Steve Cunningham Record & Stats
Steve Cunningham's Record
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      What is Steve Cunningham's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 20 years and five months, Steve Cunningham fought 40 times with 30 wins, 9 losses, and 1 draw.

      Cunningham retired from professional boxing with a record of 30-9-1, which included two cruiserweight world-title wins and two successful title defense fights. He had a 32.5% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 13 of his total 40 fights being knockout wins, two of which were in title fights. The only knockout loss in Cunningham's career was a 7th round KO loss to Tyson Fury, which was not a world title fight.

      His last fight was a 6-round unanimous decision victory over Frank Mir on April 17, 2021.

      Some of Cunningham's best fights and notable victories include wins over Krzysztof Włodarczyk, Marco Huck, Wayne Braithwaite, and Guillermo Jones.

      40Apr 17, 202144Frank MirWinUD
      39Aug 26, 201741Andrew TabitiLossUD
      38Mar 17, 201740Felipe RomeroWinUD
      37Apr 16, 201639Krzysztof GłowackiLoss *UD
      36Aug 14, 201539Antonio TarverDrawSD
      35Mar 14, 201538Vyacheslav GlazkovLossUD
      34Oct 18, 201438Natu VisiniaWinRTD7
      33Apr 4, 201437Amir MansourWinUD
      32Dec 14, 201337Manuel QuezadaWinUD
      31Apr 20, 201336Tyson FuryLossKO7
      30Dec 22, 201236Tomasz AdamekLossSD
      29Sep 8, 201236Jason GavernWinUD
      28Feb 4, 201235Yoan Pablo HernándezLoss *UD
      27Oct 1, 201135Yoan Pablo HernándezLoss *TD
      26Feb 12, 201134Enad LicinaWin *UD
      25Jun 5, 201033Troy RossWin *TKO5
      24Jul 11, 200932Wayne BraithwaiteWinUD
      23Dec 11, 200832Tomasz AdamekLoss *SD
      22Dec 29, 200731Marco HuckWin *TKO12
      21May 26, 200730Krzysztof WłodarczykWin *MD
      20Nov 25, 200630Krzysztof WłodarczykLoss *SD
      19Jan 7, 200629Lloyd BryanWinTKO5
      18Sep 3, 200529Kelvin DavisWinUD
      17Apr 2, 200528Guillermo JonesWinSD
      16Oct 2, 200428Forrest NealWinTKO4
      15May 22, 200427Sebastiaan RothmannWinMD
      14Sep 20, 200327Terry McGroomWinUD
      13Mar 29, 200326Demetrius JenkinsWinUD
      12Jul 27, 200226Joseph AwinongyaWinUD
      11Sep 29, 200125Caseny TruesdaleWinPTS
      10Aug 30, 200125Shawn TownsendWinTKO3
      9Jul 26, 200125Shawn TownsendWinTKO6
      8Jun 28, 200124John BattleWinKO1
      7May 24, 200124Mike WilliamsWinTKO6
      6May 12, 200124Richard PerryWinKO1
      5Apr 28, 200124Jeff BowmanWinTKO1
      4Apr 12, 200124Kanovas AlexanderWinKO1
      3Mar 10, 200124Nate FrazierWinKO1
      2Feb 17, 200124Robert MarshWinPTS
      1Oct 28, 200024Norman JonesWinSD

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Steve Cunningham (USS) is a 47-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. on July 15, 1976. He is a former cruiserweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 20 years — from 2000 to 2021.

      Cunningham made his professional boxing debut against Norman Jones at the age of 24 on October 28, 2000, defeating Jones via 4 round split decision. He went on to win 18 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 10 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 30 on November 25, 2006 after 19 professional fights, against Krzysztof Włodarczyk for the IBF (vacant) title. He lost to Włodarczyk via 12 round split decision.

      Cunningham has won two world titles at cruiserweight. For all the details about Cunningham's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Cunningham had a total of nine losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Frank Mir on April 17, 2021. Cunningham won the fight via 6 round unanimous decision. It's been 3 years, 2 months, and 6 days since this fight.


      Cunningham had a total of nine world-title fights, which includes winning two world titles and two successful title defenses. He won four of these fights and lost five.

      Title Wins

      Steve Cunningham fought for cruiserweight world titles in five fights and won two of these fights, winning one of them via way of stoppage. In total, he won two cruiserweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jun 5, 2010Troy RossCruiserweightIBF*TKO
      May 26, 2007Krzysztof WłodarczykCruiserweightIBFMD
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Steve Cunningham had four cruiserweight world-title defense fights. He won two of them and lost two times.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Feb 12, 2011Enad LicinaCruiserweightIBFUD
      Dec 29, 2007Marco HuckCruiserweightIBFTKO

      Title Losses

      Steve Cunningham lost two world-title defense fights, and lost a total of two titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Oct 1, 2011Yoan Pablo HernándezCruiserweightIBFTD
      Dec 11, 2008Tomasz AdamekCruiserweightIBFSD


      Cunningham fought a total of 40 times during his professional career, which includes 9 world-title fights at the cruiserweight division. These five fights are the highlight of his career.

      • April 2, 2005: Steve Cunningham puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating Guillermo Jones via 10th round split decision.

      • November 25, 2006: In his first world-title fight, Steve Cunningham loses to Krzysztof Włodarczyk via 12 round split decision. He was fighting for the IBF (vacant) cruiserweight title.

      • May 26, 2007: Cunningham wins the IBF cruiserweight title from Krzysztof Włodarczyk, by beating Włodarczyk via 12 round majority decision.

      • December 29, 2007: Cunningham successfully defends the IBF cruiserweight title against Marco Huck, winning the fight via 12th round TKO.

      • July 11, 2009: Steve Cunningham beats Wayne Braithwaite via 12th round unanimous decision.


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