Cruiserweight titleholder Krzysztof Glowacki (26-0, 15 KOs) knocked down former champion Steve Cunningham (28-8,-1, 13 KOs) four times en route to winning a unanimous decision at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York Saturday night.
The scores were 116-108, and 115-109 (twice).
The first round was all about feeling each other out. The second was completely different.
Southpaw Glowacki, 30, unleashed a powerful left hook that sent Cunningham down. The former champion pulled himself up-only to be sent down by another left. Cunningham beat the count and survived the round.
Cunningham rallied in round three. Glowacki fought back with combinations, but Cunningham’s legs looked sturdy. Rounds four and five were competitive Glowacki landed a thunderous shot to the body. He also did some good work to the head. Cunningham stung Glowacki with right hands. He pumped out his jab. He was boxing now, instead of slugging.