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PHILADELPHIA â€“ Standing next to each other, it was like a wide receiver against a nose tackle. That was the eye-test disparity between Steve Cunningham, the sleek 205-pound receiver in this case, and Natu Visinia, the rotund 278-pound nose tackle.
Size has never mattered to Cunningham, though. The 38-year-old former two-time IBF cruiserweight world champion would take on Godzilla if they could find gloves large enough. Visinia wasnâ€™t exactly Godzilla, but he did have a glossy 10-0 record with eight knockouts against a whoâ€™s who of nobodies, along with a rock-hard head and granite chin.
NBC Sports Netâ€™s â€œFight Nightâ€ at Philadelphiaâ€™s newly renovated 2300 Arena would be Visiniaâ€™s grandest step on largest stage to date.
But his 73-pound difference made little difference. Cunningham chopped up the game, but raw Visinia with a 7th-round TKO when Visiniaâ€™s corner decided to stop it. Visiniaâ€™s face was a tender crimson mask by the time Cunningham was done with it, and there were large blotches of blood splashed all over Visiniaâ€™s blue and white trunks. Read Full Article>>