Heavyweight import Tyson Fury, 20-0, 14 KOs, invades New York City on April 20th in the afternoon show at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Fury hopes to bring the "Luck of the Irish" with him when he takes on former two-time world champion Steve Cunningham, 25-5, 12 KOs, in a 12-round IBF heavyweight elimination fight.
The winner of the bout, which will be broadcast live 4PM ET in the states on network television by NBC, earns the #2 spot in the IBF rankings, and stays on course for a shot at champion Wladimir Klitschko. The event will be Fury's American debut.
Fury, who is of Irish heritage and was named after boxing great Mike Tyson, is no fighting leprechaun. In fact, at 6' 9", he is quite the opposite, and should prove to be a tall task for Cunningham to topple. The battle-tested "USS" Cunningham has been in the ring with top quality foes, all over the world. However, he's never faced a hard-punching giant like Fury.
Cunningham moved up from the cruiserweight division last ...