Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 10/14/14
They aren't scheduled to fight until April 20th, but Tyson Fury and Steve Cunningham almost fought round one at last week's explosive press conference in New York City. The episode was an ordinary fight announcement event until Irish import Tyson Fury revved up the rhetoric and began some serious trash-talking. Fury pulled no punches and promised to not only KO the former two-time champion but to end his career as well.Fury's tirade included calling Cunningham a weak-chinned small man, and went so far as requesting to sponsor the soles of Cunningham's shoes.The outburst was something to see, but according to Cunningham was nothing more than hot air. "He talks so much," Cunningham said."It brought me back to when I was a teen.Guys talked, talked, talked, because they didn't want to fight.They talked so big and bad to try to make you scared of them.What they wanted was to talk you out of a fight." Cunningham is not the trash-talking type.Always the consummate gentleman, Cunningham rem...

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