Although Darryl Cunningham has been beaten in his career, with a fight count of 36 fights and a 11 year long career he approaches the end of his career with a record of 29-7-0. He made his debut in August 2002 at the age of 27. Cunningham's longest win streak is 17 fights between August 2002 and October 2011. His longest KO streak in his 36 fights is 4 fights long.
In his debut fight, Cunningham's became only the 2nd fighter to go the distance with Ibn Ali, winning by UD in round 4 of 4. Continuing on from his debut, Cunningham had an impressive start to his career as he went on to fight 18 fights including once in 2002, 2 times in 2003 and 15 times between 2004 and 2009 against fighters such as Patrick Wesson, Eric Asher and Demetrius Jenkins.
On March 21st, 2003, Cunningham took on and was defeated by Anthony Russell in his first career defeat meaning his career tally went to 2-1-0. Coming into the fight with high confidence Cunningham fought his next fight against Anthony Russell on March 21st, 2003. Unfortunately, Cunningham was outclassed and lost the decision on the judges scorecards taking his record to 2-1-0. Fights against boxers including Rubin Williams, Antwun Echols and Patrick Wesson followed where he won 23 fights taking his winning streak to 24 wins.
Cunningham's career took a knock with a loss against Andre Dirrell on December 30th, 2011 taking his record to 24-3-0. Being outclassed early, Cunningham struggled to get going in this 10 round fight and received the first stoppage defeat of his career at the hands of Dirrell. The fight went 2 rounds before ending via a TKO defeat. Taking his record to 25-3-0. Cunningham then went on to win his next fight against Vance Garvey.
Taking a knock to his career, Cunningham fought and was defeated by Adam Trupish on April 17th, 2012 taking his record to 25-4-0. Cunningham's fight against Adam Trupish was Cunningham's 2nd stoppage defeat which came via KO in the 5th round of the fight. 3 wins followed for Cunningham including being the 16th person to stop Eric Burke (Round 5 TKO), 23rd person to defeat Ruben Galvan and 24th person to beat Raynard Darden.
Cunningham's next defeat of his career came against Andy Lee on May 15th, 2013 taking his career record to 28-5-0. Cunningham fought Andy Lee and was defeated via TKO in the 10 round bout. This was Cunningham's 3rd stoppage defeat in his career which came in the 1st round. Taking his record to 29-5-0. Cunningham then went on to win his next fight against Vance Garvey.
Cunningham's next defeat of his career came against Cameron Allen on October 17th, 2013 taking his career record to 29-6-0. Cunningham was stopped by Cameron Allen in the 4th round of a 8 round fight via TKO. It was Cunningham's 4th stoppage defeat in his career.
Taking another knock in his career, Cunningham fought Willie Nelson on June 7th, 2014 and was defeated by Nelson. Once again Cunningham was in a tough fight, one that proved to be a step too far in Cunningham's latest fight. Opponent Nelson fought well and was rewarded with a win, and crowned only the 5th man to stop Cunningham in the process. The fight ended in round 1 via TKO.