Tyson Fury: Sooner or later I’ll catch Cunningham and knock him out!

2 Apr

By Alan Dawson – London

Never one to shy away from a soundbite, bonkers big man Tyson Fury (20-0-0, 14ko) has spoken out ahead of his trans-Atlantic tussle with former cruiserweight king Steve Cunningham. The two trade leather on Saturday afternoon, April 20 at Madison Square Garden and Irish Mancunian Fury is predicting a highlight-reel KO on what will be his American debut.


“All of the top heavyweights in the world need Americans to watch them fight and that’s why I’m making my U.S. pro debut in New York City for all Americans to see on national television,” said the monolithic heavyweight who stands at 6’9.

Speaking from his Canadian base at the Casino Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, Quebec, Fury – who has his equally charismatic 18-year-old cousin Hughie Fury (1-0-0, 1ko) training alongside him – added: “I was supposed to fight in America a few times but they fell out for different reasons. We needed good television, a good arena, and good opponent. Now’s the right time; we have all that.

“I am the Irish Heavyweight Champion and there’s never been another like me. The Irish love real fighters, like me, who always say it like it is. I like to fight and I’m looking forward to fighting in front of so many Irish fans in New York City and watching across the states on NBC.”

On his opponent, Fury mused: “Cunningham is a good boxer and world champion who fought in different countries. He’s a smal heavyweight who will come in with a good game plan and strategy. I anticipate him running but, sooner or later, I will catch him and knock him out. If he runs, I hope the fans boo him out of the arena. He’s going to have to fight me. I’m coming to fight and put on a show.”

Sharing the April 20 bill is Hughie, who is just one inch shorter than Tyson. The pair will be present at an open workout on Thursday, April 4, 14:00 local time at the Final Round Boxing Gym, 15 Eccles Street, Ottawa, Canada.

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2 Responses to “Tyson Fury: Sooner or later I’ll catch Cunningham and knock him out!”

  1. EZ E April 2, 2013 at 9:34 pm #

    I don’t know but Fury just doesn’t convince me, even with all the physical advantages he’ll have. Fury might get barely by with a rather “home cooked” decision but… I’m gonna go with USS Cunningham. This fight might the “piece of the puzzle” needed to clarify Fury’s true talent.

    • On The Beak April 3, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

      The latest few Cunningham fights I seem to recall him getting shaken a couple times. While Fury isn’t a devastating puncher, he throws a lot and can catch guys. Depends what game-plan he brings but I think Fury might stop USS.

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