After a heavy defeat to Zolani Tete on Saturday night at Wembley Arena Jason Cunningham released a statement saying he was ‘intested but healthy’.
The 32-year-old has jumped out of British and European competition to take on the former two-weight world champion. However, ‘The Iceman’ found Tete too hot to handle with the skills and power of the South African overwhelming Cunningham leading to the knockout in the fourth round sending the Briton’s head off the tarp as he landed.
Zolani Tete beat Jason Cunningham in explosive fashion in the fourth round!
– Boxing on BT Sport (@BTSportBoxing) July 2, 2022
After receiving medical attention, Cunningham was fortunate to get up again but failed badly. In one statement posted on twitter he say:
“I believe I’m good enough and I’m here to test myself don’t play it safe”
“I’m not good enough so it’s as simple as that. I finished everything from the last to the European title. “
“This (world) level is all that remains to go against. There are easier fights than Tete but the opportunity is there and I am not here to hide. “
The loss to Tete was the seventh of Cunningham’s career but was on a three-year, seven-fight winning streak, giving him the British, Commonwealth and Europe titles. It was a remarkable change of fortune and one of the great stories of British boxing.
After thanking those who sent messages of support and concern, Cunningham had some words for those who sent negative comments his way.
“The haters are coming, I have noticed. You guys have been my driving force over the years.”
“Go on. What I have achieved so far can never be taken away.”
Cunningham now says he’ll take time to rest before meeting with the promoter Frank Warren and the rest of the team to decide what’s next for him.