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Earlier this week the IBF ordered an immediate rematch between Steve Cunningham and Yoan Pablo Hernandez. This decision followed the highly controversial ending between the two fighters in the bout that occurred on Oct. 1 in Germany where Cunningham lost his IBF cruiserweight title via technical decision. In the first meeting Cunningham was dropped in the first round but got to his feet. He survived the knockdown and then, to most observers, took control of the fight shortly afterwards. In the third and sixth rounds the challenger Hernandez suffered cuts from accidental head butts. After the sixth round the ringside doctor stopped the fight based on the cuts, despite the fact that no blood was coming out of the cuts at that time. The explanation stated the cuts could cause blood to go into Hernandez's eye. I had the opportunity to talk with Cunningham about the bizarre ending of his last fight. We also discussed the rematch, having to fight in Europe, being with a European promote...
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