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STEVE USS CUNNINGHAM TO HOST 10TH ANNUAL BRISCOE AWARDS ON OCTOBER 15TH

PHILADELPHIA – Philly Boxing History announced today that former two-time
cruiserweight champion *Steve “USS” Cunningham* will be the celebrity guest
host of the *10th Annual Briscoe Awards *at *Xfinity Live! *
*Philadelphia,* on *October 15, 2017.*

“It’s an honor,” Cunningham said of being named the guest host. “I’m happy
and proud. I’m going to do my best.”

Cunningham was the very first recipient of the “Philly Fighter of the Year”
Briscoe Award in 2007, and won the same award three years later. Overall,
Cunningham has won a total five Briscoe Awards through the years, also
winning for “2014 Philly Fight of the Year” (vs. Amir Mansour), and the
“Performance of the Year” in both 2012 and 2014.

“The Bennie Briscoe Award was the first Philly organization to step up and
really show appreciation for the things that I was doing,” Cunningham said.
“I’ve been a world champ, but didn’t get the shine that some world champs
would have. But the Bennie Briscoe Awards have always been there, not just
for me but for every Philly fighter. I think every city should do this for
their fighters, but they don’t. That’s what makes the Briscoe Awards so
special.”

“Steve is the most decorated fighter in the Briscoe Awards’ ten year
history AND he was our very first “Fighter of the Year” winner,” said John
DiSanto of Philly Boxing History Inc. “He’s the perfect person to guest
host our 10th annual celebration. Steve has always represented the Briscoe
Awards well, and it will be great to have him back on the stage in a whole
new role.”

First up however, Cunningham fights undefeated Andrew Tabiti for the NABF
cruiserweight title on the Mayweather-McGregor mega-card, this Saturday night
in Las Vegas. The ten round bout opens the Pay-Per-View TV broadcast.

*ABOUT THE BRISCOE AWARDS ON OCTOBER 15 FROM 1-4 PM*

The Briscoe Awards are named in honor of legendary Philly middleweight
Bennie Briscoe and the trophies given away – the Briscoe Statue and the
Briscoe Medal – all bear the deceased icon’s likeness. The event brings
together the local boxing community, including the award winners, their
families, past and present boxers, fight fans, other boxing people, and
general sports fans.

This is the tenth year for the Briscoe Awards, which are presented by
Philly Boxing History Inc., a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization, dedicated to
preserving and celebrating Philadelphia’s great boxing legacy. Past winners
at the Briscoe Awards include Bernard Hopkins, Danny Garcia, Steve
Cunningham, and many others.

The event returns to Xfinity Live! Philadelphia, the central hub of
Philly’s sports stadiums, located at 1100 Pattison Avenue in South
Philadelphia. Admission is $5, and tickets can be purchased at
BriscoeAwards.com or by calling 609-377-6413 <(609)%20377-6413>. Everyone
is welcome.