Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 8/30/14
On Saturday in Madison Square Garden, Tyson Fury backed up his pre-fight (and mid-fight) boasting and boisterous actions, taking out Steve Cunningham in an entertaining fight televised live in the afternoon on NBC. However, it wasn't all easy, and he had to survive a second round knockdown that left him badly hurt. Credit: Rich Graessle / Main Events The action picked up right away in the first man, and Fury was shouting and taunting Cunningham throughout. After the bell, he pushed Cunningham, looking to intimidate him further. The action backfired, as at the start of round 2, Cunningham launched a huge overhand right which connected flush and sent Fury straight down on his butt. Still hurt, Fury got up and absorbed some more punishment as he found his legs, eventually settling back in and landing a few shots of his own before the round ended. In the third, Fury looked to reestablish his size as Cunningham worked to get inside and continue doing damage. He was effective to the bod...
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