Former two-time IBF cruiserweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham, 24-4 with 12 KOs, makes his heavyweight debut against Jason Gavern, of Harrisonburg, VA, 21-10-4 with 10 KOs on Septemebr 8 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Cunningham, of Philadelphia, recently decided to make the move to the lucrative heavyweight division, looking for bigger challenges and the heavyweight paydays that come with them. Cunningham (pictured) is currently working to add weight to his perfectly conditioned frame without sacrificing speed or mobility, as he steps up for the first time to face the larger opposition in boxing’s glamour division.
In Gavern, Cunningham meets a fighter who holds wins over Darnell Wilson and Manuel Quezada, as well as a draw against Johnathon Banks. Gavern is expected to provide the kind of test that will answer any questions about whether Cunningham can compete at his new weight.
Cunningham is one of the original members of Team Fight to Walk and donated a signed glove that auctioned for more than $1,000 last summer.