On March 17th, 2017 Steve “USS” Cunningham will step back into the ring in Reading Pennsylvania but there seems to be a problem, with who? Rumor is that no one at the moment for various reasons wants to get in the ring with the former two time world cruiserweight champion, who right now is at the age of 40 years old and ranked 1st in the United States and 9th in the World. He is still seen as a very dangerous opponent for most boxers. So with one week away from him fighting, the public still does not know who he is facing and if Cunningham knows he isn’t saying much. It is pretty rare that when Steve Cunningham steps in the ring that he isnt the Main Event or at least the Co-Main event, but on March 17th, he won’t be either. The reason being, this is basically a tune-up fight, so that he can see where he is at mentally and physically because his last fight almost a year ago he suffered a loss.
Steve told me he has all intentions of trying to become a three time world champion and he believes he has at least 4 years left in him. When I asked him why it has been so hard finding an opponent and how it felt not being the main event or comain event his response was:
“We wanted to get some rounds in and gather ourselves this fight, my last fight which I am still angry at myself for losing and coming off of two fights I feel I won, the Glaskov and Tarver fight, that wasnt scored for me, and then Tarver fails the test, we’ve had a mentally tough past two years in the ring, so we are cool with this position, but after this it’s big things on the board.”
So after this fight next weekend, expect bigger things from Steve “USS” Cunningham, because if you thought this ship had sailed, you are completely wrong, he plans on sticking around, until he at least wins that third world title. So Cruiserweight division you have been warned. This battle ship won’t be sunk any time soon.
Minnesota’s own Damion “The Wolverine ” Hill will step up onto the big stage tonight November 11, 2016, when he walks through the ropes on CBS Sports Network to face Slender Halili 11-1 at WinnaVegas Casino & Resort in Sloan, Iowa. Damion Hill is known as a MMA fighter and Boxer and no matter who they put in front of him, records and names don’t matter to him, he comes to fight. He is a crowd pleaser and puts on a good show. Support your local fighter and tune in at 11:30 pm on CBS Sports Network and watch the Wolverine go to work. #TheTruthHasSpoken
This card has a great line up of talent, if you haven’t seen a boxing match live before, you don’t know what you are missing. The lights go down low, the music starts to play loud, you feel the electricity in the air, the boos and cheers go through your bones, your body gets tight, then hot, you start to sweat, before you know it, your yelling and cheering for boxers you don’t even know and then you feel like your in the ring fighting with them your adrenaline is pumping so fast and then before you know it the lights come on and it is over. There isn’t another feeling like it. So if you haven’t experienced this, support your local boxers and others that have trained just as hard and traveled from various states to be at Black Bear Casino, Carlton, MN on November 12, 2016. Jason Litzau will return to the ring after a year layoff, to show that the American Boy still has what it takes to be on top in the Main Event. Markus “Hooch” Morris also known as the Hope of the Hillside has finally earned his shot. He will be fighting for the vacant Jr. Welterweight Minnesota State title against a very slick and crafty boxer, Jeremy McLaurin. Al “The Haitian Temptation” Sands will step up once again against a crafty veteran who has been in the ring with some impressive boxers such as Heavyweight Champion of the World Deontay Wilder. Also on this card are some action packed boxers that never seem to disappoint, Delorian Caraway, Matt Murphy, Gilbert Venegas, Ramiro Hernandez and others. You are sure to get your monies worth of blood, sweat and maybe even a few tears, so come out to the Throw down at the Bear, I promise you, you won’t ever forget this night. #TheTruthHasSpoken
Interview with Markus “Hooch” Morris BWTT
The Truth has been offline for the last 5 months, yes I got knocked down but I beat the count. I am back and ready for some boxing news and interviews. I hope you are to. Thank you for your support of Boxing with the Truth. Continue to watch for the news and interviews and tell your friends. #TheTruthHasSpoken
Well tonight’s fight card on June 11th, 2016, Battle at the Bear will feature some great talent and among them will be four of Duluth, Minnesota’s skilled boxers. Headlining the show, after almost a two year layoff will be super lightweight R.J. “T-Rex” Laase 12-2 who was suppose to fight a few months back for his return to the ring but his opponent couldn’t make the weight, so Laase continued to train and wait for his next opportunity. Now his first fight back since his loss to Rondale Hubbert almost two years ago for the Minnesota State Super Lightweight Title will be in the Main Event against a very tough opponent the Wisconsin Super Welterweight champion Benito Tovar 7-2-4. The reason for his long absence from the ring was because he chose to go back to college and finish his earning his degree. The Co-Main Event will feature Cruiserweight Al “The Haitian Temptation” Sands 16-2, who has had a great training camp with some new teammates and is excited to be stepping up against the crafty veteran “Dangerous” Damon Reed 48-18 who has been in the ring with some of the best, James Toney, Hasim Rahman, and the Heavyweight Champion of the World, Deontay Wilder. Al Sands knows to step up to the next level, he must beat Reed who is coming off of a win over undefeated Aaron Green. To get the action started for the Duluth fighters you will also see in the ring welterweight Markus “The Hope of the Hillside” Morris 8-2 taking on a crafty veteran as well. He will test his boxing skills against a guy who has seen it all, Wayne Martell 25-5-1. The newest professional boxer to come out of Duluth Cruiserweight Ryan Watson 2-0 , will also be showcasing his talent. He was a very outstanding amateur boxer and he will be going head to head with Tommy Ray 3-1 .The rumor is that Ray called him out for this fight and this won’t be the first time they have met in the ring, their last meeting was in the amateurs, the question is what will happen when they meet as professionals for the first time. Also some time during the night it will get Nasty. You will see Cloquet’s Lightweight Winston “Nasty Time” Anderson 4-2 returning to the ring after suffering two back to back knock outs, he is excited to show his fans what he has been working on. He has recently changed gyms and trainers and has said he feels a lot better about what has been going on with his training leading up to this fight. So make sure you don’t miss him show off his boxing skills against Aaron Ely 1-1 who is known as an MMA/Boxer. This card features a lot more action packed boxers from other areas as well. It is an eight bout fight card. Doors open at 6pm and fights start at 7pm. This is Jim Loons’ first show at Black Bear Casino, Carlton, MN. and hopefully the first of many. So come out and support the local talent and enjoy some great fights. You can also enjoy an interview that I recently did with Winston “Nasty Time” Anderson leading up to this fight by clicking on the link below. #TheTruthHasSpoken
Winston Anderson “It’s Nasty Time” BWTT
Today a fan will get to have his dream come true, he will be stepping into the ring with former World Champion Roy Jones Jr. If Vyron Phillips wins he will be paid $100,000, if he loses, he gets a boxing lesson from the champ, his hotel paid for and a plane ticket back to Minneapolis, MN. Vyron Phillips saw an ad about sending in a video to fight Roy Jones Jr. but had no idea that he would be one of the top four picked. It came down to him a professional MMA fighter with a record of 6-3 and three professional boxers. He said “he still had to jump throw a lot of hoops to make it happen, this is his opportunity”. Since the fight has been approved he told me that his life has changed forever. You can watch him take on Roy Jones Jr. in the Main Event of a four fight card including two MMA matches and an WWE wrestling match. If you go to URshow.TV and pay $11.99 you can see if Vyron Phillips achieves the dream that so many fans would love to do, beat a World Champion. Also if you would like to hear the interview that Boxing with the Truth did with Vyron Phillips this morning, click on the link below. #TheTruthHasSpoken
Vyron Phillips “The Fan Picked to fight Roy Jones Jr.”BWTT
Garrett “The Ultimate Warrior” Wilson is not a WWE wrestling star but he is a professional boxer who comes to fight and comes to destroy his opponent. The problem is a lot of the cruiserweight division is avoiding him. He is 33 years old, and comes from the streets of Philadelphia, PA. I have been told even the crackheads in Philadelphia know how to fight, but Garrett Wilson is no crackhead, he might crack a few heads and maybe that is one of the reasons, there are whispers among some of the other boxers in his division that they have no intention of fighting him and that he is a beast. Some have even mentioned they are afraid he is on steroids, because he is built like a mac truck. But there has never been any evidence to this, it is just idol talk from other boxers. He just wants to fight and be the best he can be, but you can’t reach the top if no one will get in the ring with you. He doesn’t duck anyone, if you look at his record 16-10-1 you would think he wasnt that good, maybe not even a contender, but he isn’t like a lot of boxers nowadays trying to pad their undefeated records and make themselves look good, when they haven’t fought anyone. Garrett Wilson’s opponents have a combined record of 259-48-11, and you don’t even hear him mentioned in potential match ups in this division. The bottom line is are they scared of him. Well this month I will be interviewing him and I will find out why so many don’t want to fight him, why there are whispers about steroid use and could it be as simple as him being a Philadelphia fighter and a lot of boxers know when you fight a Philadelphia fighter you are in for a fight and some would rather take an easier road and avoid the path that the Ultimate Warrior travels. Well find out this month when we discuss these things and others in Garrett Wilson’s career. #TheTruthHasSpoken