- Dan Rafael, ESPN Senior Writer
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Here are a couple of heavyweight tidbits:
• Heavyweight Steve Cunningham (25-6, 12 KOs), the former two-time cruiserweight titlist from Philadelphia, has been added to Main Events' Dec. 14 (NBC Sports Net) card in Atlantic City, N.J. There is no opponent yet for the eight-rounder. Cunningham hasn't fought since being stopped in the seventh round by Tyson Fury in April.
• The heavyweight bout between former title challengers Odlanier Solis (20-1, 13 KOs) and Kevin Johnson (29-3-1, 14 KOs), both of whom lost to Vitali Klitschko in world title bouts, is off. Golden Boy originally announced it would be on the Antonio Tarver-Mike Sheppard undercard on Nov. 26 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. However, the fight is off over “a financial issue,” according to Golden Boy. Solis promoter Ahmet Oner was the one paying to put the fight on the card, according to Golden Boy, and there was a problem with the purses for the fight.