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Tyson Fury stopped Steve Cunningham with a right hook five seconds before the end of the seventh round of their heavyweight bout to win his United States debut on Saturday.
It was the 15th knockout for the Briton, who is 21-0. Cunningham fell to 25-6.
Nineteen of Fury's first 20 fights were in the United Kingdom. His only other North American fight was an eight-round defeat of Zack Page in Quebec in 2010.
Fury taunted his American opponent by dropping his hands, exposing his chin and shouting ''come on'' during the first round. Fury's disdain cost him when he was dropped 18 seconds into the second round with a right hook to the chin. Following the knockdown, Fury began attempting to tie up Cunningham on the ropes.
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The first round between Tyson Fury and Steve Cunningham started off with Fury pressing the action in round 1 along with massive taunting, Fury was bringing a WWE show to boxing. As round 1 closed Fury followed Cunningham to his corner and furthered the intimidation factor with a shove. Steve Cunningham would show he was not intimated [...]
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.
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(Tyson Fury, left, tries to connect on Steve Cunningham)
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Tyson Fury bullied his way to a win against Steve Cunningham at Madison Square Garden earlier today. Fury pushed, forearmed, held, and leaned his way to a knockout victory over his much smaller opponent. The first four rounds of the fight were controlled by Cunningham. In the second, he rocked Fury with a right as [...]
Today's Tyson Fury vs. Steve Cunningham weigh in aired nationally on NBC Sports Network's The Crossover with Michelle Beadle and Chris Mannix. Right here, you can find the full rundown of the Fury vs. Cunningham weigh-in results, including their official weights, photos of the event, a video of the weigh-ins, and other notes. Take a look.
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Tyson Fury of England will take on American veteran Steve Cunningham in an IBF heavyweight title elimination bout at Madison Square Garden’s Theater in New York City on Saturday, April 20.
Fury is undefeated with a 20-0 record and 14 KOs while Cunningham has a mark of 25-5 with 12 KOs. Fury is one of the biggest heavyweights around, as he is 6-9 and 250 pounds.
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