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Mayweather vs. McGregor: Andrew Tabiti outclasses former world champion Steve Cunningham to open PPV card

Andrew Tabiti now holds dual secondary titles after gliding past veteran Cunningham

Andrew Tabiti v Steve Cunningham Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Mayweather vs. McGregor PPV action opened from a buzzing T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada as newly crowned NABF and USBA Cruiserweight titlist Andrew Tabiti outclassed former 200-pound champion Steve Cunningham by unanimous scores of 97-93 and 100-90.

Tabiti, 27, showed no issue in stepping up against his biggest test to date. Meanwhile, with just a single win in his last five outings, 41-year-old Cunningham (29-9-1 13KO) now exists as an opponent for rising talent.

And with speed, defensive reflexes and flashy combination punching, Tabiti (15-0 12KO) fits among the deep cruiserweight division’s young risers.

Throughout their classic old-school-new-school encounter, Tabiti won virtually each round using right hands and elusive movement.

Tabiti, who trains at The Mayweather Boxing club had this to say concerning his worldwide exposure on arguably the biggest night in the history of combat sports, per the Las Vegas Review Journal:

“I feel like I’m supposed to be here; I feel like I’ve done it before. Maybe because of all the cards I’ve been involved with, but it hasn’t really hit me yet.”

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