TYSON FURY VS STEVE CUNNINGHAM
WON KO 7
APRIL 20, 2013
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN THEATER, NEW YORK
In his own words, Fury’s hardest fight to date. Slippery Cunningham was small but fast and hard to pin down. Tyson eventually got to grips with Philadelphia’s former cruiserweight king after being put down. The New York fight fans warmed to Tyson as he rallied back, using his considerable size advantages to push “USS” on to the back foot.
The finishing punch came off the back of some rough elbow work from the visitor, who ended the evening serenading the audience with a song. Fury returned to the UK after this bout for three consecutive wins, before his defining night in Germany. Cunningham enjoyed sporadic success at heavyweight. Moving back down to cruiserweight did not bear fruit either, and the veteran seemingly boxed for the last time in 2017. That loss to Andrew Tabiti was the ninth of his career.
Peter Fury, Tyson’s uncle and trainer at the time of the Cunningham fight, was unable to enter the United States due to legal issues. Some put Tyson’s early struggles down to Peter’s absence. How will he fair without him on December 1?