Steve Cunningham and Tyson Fury Perform David & Goliath April 20th at the Garden - By Ken Hissner - Doghouse Boxing News
Cunningham and Fury Perform David and Goliath April 20th at the Garden
By Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing (March 4, 2013) Doghouse Boxing
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Steve “USS” Cunningham
Philadelphia’s former IBF 2-time cruiser champion Steve “USS” Cunningham, 25-5 (12), made the decision along with his manager/wife Livvy for him to meet the UK’s giant at 6:09 Tyson Fury, 20-0 (14) who should have about a 45 pound advantage based on both boxers last fights. On December 22nd Cunningham again lost a split decision to Tomasz Adamek at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA. The Cunningham’s were not happy with the decision. This writer covered the fight and scored it a draw.

This writer recently asked Cunningham at Shuler’s gym where he trains why he doesn’t challenge the No. 1 IBF contender Kubrat Pulev since the No. 2 contender Tomasz Adamek refuses to meet Pulev in an eliminator bout to meet champion Wladimir Klitschko. Cunningham is now No. 12. “I’m not going to Europe for 100k and come home with 40k anymore,” said Cunningham.

Later Cunningham was hitting the bag gloves with his trainer Nazim Richardson who was standing on the ring apron. I went over and asked gym owner Buster Custus “who is Steve fighting Shaq?” He said “you never know what Nazim will come up with.” Later that night I got a call from PA 175 champ Dhafir Smith informing me “Steve is fighting Tyson Fury April 20th in the Garden’s theatre.”

The winner of Cunningham-Adamek II was to meet the No. 1 contender Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria who fights mostly out of Germany. The champion Wladimir Klitschko defended his title in November defeating the No. 15 contender Mariusz Wach over 12 rounds. He will probably be looking at a defense around April or May with WBA champion Alexander Povetkin. Klitschko holds the super WBA title. Adamek could be maneuvering into a Povetkin fight since he lost to Vitali Klitschko in his only heavyweight title attempt in 2011.

Fury has never fought out of the UK and has defeated 4 American’s in his 20 bouts. He will be the headliner with Cunningham. Both boxers have sparred with the Klitschko’s so they know what they are up against.

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