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Tyson Fury’s Eventful American Debut vs. Steve Cunningham

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Tyson Fury’s Eventful American Debut vs. Steve Cunningham

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Tyson Fury’s Eventful American Debut vs. Steve Cunningham

On April 20, 2013, Tyson Fury fought for the first time in America against the experienced former cruiserweight world champion Steve Cunningham at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. This bout was an IBF title eliminator, with Fury weighing in 44 pounds heavier than his opponent. Big Fight Weekend are transporting you back to fight night.

Tyson Fury Defeats Steve Cunningham by Brutal KO

Tyson Fury vs. Steve Cunningham Recap

“The Gypsy King” began recklessly, throwing wild punches, and was subsequently floored by a big overhand right from Cunningham in round two. The American continued to land heavy shots until Fury finally used his weight and height advantage and wore down his opponent. By round seven, “The Gypsy King” had improved and was pulling himself back into the fight, with Cunningham visibly tiring. Fury backed his opponent against the ropes during round seven, before landing a big right hand, knocking the Philadelphia native out.

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Fury was behind on two of the scorecards at the time of the stoppage 57–55, with the final judge having it 56–56. After the fight, Cunningham accused his opponent of an illegal blow to knock him out.

“Gypsy King” Legacy

The legacy of Fury is undeniable, no matter what happens on May 18 against Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed heavyweight championship. Fury’s head movement throughout his career has been an obvious strength.

He uses his size brilliantly when up close, leaning over his opponent before throwing shots to the body or throwing an uppercut. The big right hand against Cunningham was also a great example of how well he works up close. For such a fighter of his size – he moves impressively well, throwing out his jab when needed. 

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Fury will be eager to banish the memory of his poor performance against Francis Ngannou last time out and bring back the brilliant memories from his trilogy against Deontay Wilder, especially that dominant win in their second fight.

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