Don King, on Mike Tyson

"Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter?
He went to prison, not to Princeton."

"To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music
and the dancers hit each other."

Monday, June 20, 2016

Amir Mansour made a very kind effort on behalf of Steve Cunningham.

Mansour in 2011

Nickname(s) Hardcore
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Reach 74 in (188 cm)
Nationality American
Born Lavern Moorer
July 25, 1972 (age 43)
Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 25
Wins 22
Wins by KO 16
Losses 2
Draws 1

 Amir Mansour made a very kind effort on behalf of Steve Cunningham that demonstrated sportsmanship and good character.  I read his stated goal of using his time out of boxing to help children.

Mansour's first fight of 2014 would be a huge step up in class, defending his USBA title against veteran Steve Cunningham.  Mansour lost a close fight after nearly ko'ing Cunningham in the middle rounds.

After losing the fight, Mansour immediately spoke to the press and instead of complaining about the judgement, he talked about his opponent's (Cunningham) young daughter who needed a heart transplant. 

As a result of the publicity, more than $20,000 was donated to a special fund for Cunningham's daughter. 


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