Fury: I’m going to give Cunningham a boxing lesson
By Scott Gilfoid: The 6’9” unbeaten British heavyweight Tyson Fury (20-0, 14 KO’s) is banking on his huge size advantage over the 6’2” Steve Cunningham (25-5, 12 KO’s) as being enough of an advantage for him to win an easy victory next month on April 20th in their fight shown by NBC at the Madison Square Garden Theater, in New York, New York, USA.
Their fight will be an IBF eliminator for the #2 spot. The winner of the Fury-Cunningham fight will have to face unbeaten #1 IBF Kubrat Pulev for the final IBF eliminator. Fury doesn’t like the fact that he has to jump through two hoops instead of one to get to IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko for a title shot.
Fury actually doesn’t like the idea of having to fight any eliminators, as he feels that he should get a title shot straightaway just off the fact that he beat Kevin Johnson, Vinny Maddalone and Martin Rogan in his last three fights. Oh boy, that should be enough to get a title shot, that and all the trash talking Fury has been doing lately.
Fury said on his social media site “I’m going to give him [Cunningham] a boxing lesson as he has never been stopped!”
Fury thinks Cunningham won’t have the size to compete with him in this fight, and he plans on trying to use his size to manhandle Cunningham on April 20th.
I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if this turns out to be a life and death battle for Fury because Cunningham has a great jab and decent power.
He’s someone that won’t have any problems finding Fury’s head for his right hand shots, and it’ll come down to whether Fury can take Cunningham’s power for 12 rounds. Cunningham will have a huge speed advantage over the slower Fury, and he’s not going to run out of gas after two rounds like Fury’s last out of shape opponent Kevin Johnson.