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C’mon guys Adameks tickets been punched at HW his heart and grit keep him around and allow him to eke out some wins but he is not going to be the fighter he was at 175 or 200 pounds…

Posted February 21, 2013 7:43 pm 



Posted February 21, 2013 5:35 pm 


I haven’t seen many of Fury’s fights, so I could be off, but he looks VERY slow in the ring. If that’s how he fights Cunningham, his O is going to GO.

Posted February 21, 2013 5:33 pm 


I just want to see these giants who have massive physical advantages fight other giants. Fury vs Wach, Price vs Helenius, Wilder vs anyone over 5″10 and the best man goes on to fight the mighty Wlad

Posted February 21, 2013 1:12 pm 


Anonymous@ Adamek doesn’t want to fight Pulev nor Fury for title eliminator… strange tactics…..maybe he’ll fight Golota in Poland.

Posted February 21, 2013 12:28 pm 


Furys camp talked to Adamek…Adameks people wanted no part of Fury.

Posted February 21, 2013 12:11 pm 


Adrian, YOU only see commentary on HW threads because they are the ONLY ones you and some of these myopic lames frequent…If you look around I comment on a variety of divisions and keep up with HW because I keep tabs on the sport and look for signs of life in this depleted division… INSTEAD I hear about Fury facing a Cruiser who got ripped off by another Cruiser and Price facing a geezer who got knocked out in his last fight after facing SOFT competition for the past 5 years prior (Thompson)…. Thems the facts! :)

Posted February 21, 2013 11:46 am 


This is the right opponent, at the right time, in the right place for Fury. Mick Hennessey has done an excellent job of moving Tyson up gradually. One more year and 3 more bouts and Fury will be an alphabet champion. Then, even all the haters will have to eat Yorkshire pudding.

Posted February 21, 2013 11:23 am 


true words Rod, true words…

Posted February 21, 2013 11:15 am 

It’s Me Ernie

Adrian-SREDMAN hugs Mayflower’s balls too.

Posted February 21, 2013 10:39 am 



Posted February 21, 2013 9:02 am 


kbros been banging on blown up cruisers and short fat guys for years. now everyone is upset fury is doing the same

Posted February 21, 2013 9:01 am 


where’s this author coming from “Explosive heavyweight contender ” dont make me laugh fury’s about as explosive as a damp firework lol

Posted February 21, 2013 6:59 am 



Posted February 21, 2013 5:15 am 


I think it will take at least 5 rounds to ko Thomson but it will happen, hats off to any HW who can take that straight right of Prices.

Posted February 21, 2013 3:49 am 



Posted February 21, 2013 3:47 am 


skills wise Cunningham is streets ahead but this will come to the sheer size of Fury who will steam-roll him.

Posted February 21, 2013 3:32 am 


Fury can bring his entourage with him to New York, re Tarmac 5th avenue, all those pot holes after the snow and cold weather.

Posted February 21, 2013 1:08 am 


Cunningham is a good opponent. Basically the same as Adamek, not as powerful but at 84 inch reach, slick and skilled. This will test Fury. Cunningham will try to play a game of Chess with Fury. Fury will need to be patient smart and be fully prepared. Cunningham is fit fast and light in his legs. If he wins he is still not ready for Wlad. He needs to face another good tall guy. Ie Helenius, Wach, Price, Wilder even Ustinov or Dimitreko.

Posted February 21, 2013 12:47 am 

Old Man

On one hand looks like a mismatch. If Cunningham would have gotten the nod over Adameck it would look like a great matchup. Could be a good fight or a blowout. Either way I favor Fury.

Posted February 20, 2013 10:44 pm 


Don’t worry, Sredmond is a bit shallow, needs to get out more.

Posted February 20, 2013 10:04 pm 


Sredmond- I don’t know if hw devision is not worth mentioning or not but the only time I see your comments are on hw writen article..? If hw “its not worth mentioning “than why do you bother commenting all the time?

Posted February 20, 2013 9:39 pm 


Really hope this fight will happen and and Cunningham stops the clumsy goof and shuts him up! Thats IF the fight happens and Fury won’t pull out due to injury etc….

Posted February 20, 2013 8:04 pm 


English language, that’s another one, not bad for that little Island.

Posted February 20, 2013 8:02 pm 

Blood and Cuts

Cunningham by SD

Posted February 20, 2013 7:43 pm 


Television, another Brit invention, no HBO, no PPV, where would the Americans be.

Posted February 20, 2013 7:32 pm 


LOL @ all the cultured europeans on this board. hahahahaha

Posted February 20, 2013 7:24 pm 


“Europeans, especially the Brits taught you all the Sports, Boxing as well.”

Hey, Genius: first few lines from Wikipedia under “Boxing”:

“First depicted in Sumerian relief (in Iraq) carvings from the 3rd millennium BC, while an ancient Egyptian relief from the 2nd millennium BC depicts both fist-fighters and spectators.[3] Both depictions show bare-fisted contests.[3] Other depictions can be seen in Assyrian, Babylonian (Today Iraq) and Hittite art. The earliest evidence for fist fighting with any kind of gloves can be found on Minoan Crete (c. 1500–900 BC), and on Sardinia, if we consider the boxing statues of Prama mountains (c. 2000–1000 BC)”

Posted February 20, 2013 7:23 pm 


everyone’s got to admit: the heavyweight division is now a TALL MAN’S DIVISION. there is no doubt about this. and in america, unlike every other country besides maybe spain, all the tall guys are spoken for. basketball hogs them all up. period. end of story.

Posted February 20, 2013 7:20 pm 


Europeans, especially the Brits taught you all the Sports, Boxing as well.

Posted February 20, 2013 7:18 pm 


Formula 1 is Nascar.

Posted February 20, 2013 7:14 pm 


Skittles is Ten pin bowling.

Posted February 20, 2013 7:11 pm 


Cricket is Baseball, Rugby is NFL, Americans should invent their own Sports.

Posted February 20, 2013 7:08 pm 


Basketball is Netball, only girls play that.

Posted February 20, 2013 7:04 pm 


there is no transparency in facts

Posted February 20, 2013 7:02 pm 


I have seen them play Rugby with crash helmets and shoulder pads, NFL.

Posted February 20, 2013 7:01 pm 


Have u seen the other countries play basketball.lmfao. seriously

Posted February 20, 2013 6:57 pm 


“hasn’t the nba been for a long while now.. it’s not like nba just started and all the tall athletes goes there. And america has way more boxing gyms than europe and most of the world”

Yes, but it is the size of global heavyweights that has changed. taller and taller. in america, there is overwhelming pressure, both social and cultural, for any kid with height to immediately and strictly play basketball. it’s that simple. all the tall kids are spoken for. though most never become nba players, they exhaust themselves athletically playing organized basketball. i mean, MEXICO – yes, MEXICO – is turning out more viable heavyweight candidates than america! it’s gotten ridiculous.

Posted February 20, 2013 6:46 pm 


That’s because you are not winning, only interested if Americans are winning at any weights, if not just say the division is no good, you are very transparent with your view of things.

Posted February 20, 2013 6:45 pm 


there was a time when hvwt fights were front page news….but they’ve become a non-entity almost, except in the champs hometowns and the competition is pityful….at least in the lower divisions, fighters are well conditioned and can go the distance without having to pace themselves for fear of gassing out….it’s been said that the hvwt fighters of olde were too light, but they could all go 15 rds without fear of gasssing…..there is also champions from all parts of the world from the smallest to the largest country….boxing will go on no matter where the champs are from

Posted February 20, 2013 6:44 pm 


Europeans can seriously have the DEAD HW division really not too many people care at this point…AGAIN trying to hide alot of these lames behind the Klits is NOT going to work none of these other HW’s are going to be remembered worth a damn upon retirement? Beating up relics and smashing regional fighters with no reputations.. Its not even fair to say this particular era is “lightly regarded” its not regarded at all…. All eyes are on fighters 175 and below…Enjoy chatting about Fury going after a Cruiser or Price going after a 41 year old coming off a KO loss

Posted February 20, 2013 6:22 pm 


and make the Americans look second rate, it’s a World game now.

Posted February 20, 2013 5:19 pm 


All The American fighters would lose if they went straight into Boxing, not Basketball, NFL, it’s the Big European fighters now, Americans used to just fight each other, Europeans have took over.

Posted February 20, 2013 5:15 pm 


hasn’t the nba been for a long while now.. it’s not like nba just started and all the tall athletes goes there. And america has way more boxing gyms than europe and most of the world

Posted February 20, 2013 4:59 pm 


aside from the fact only Kermit Washington and Maurice lucas are the only nba players ever who could possibly win a fight, apparently no other countries play basketball? what explains our crappy international performances the past ten or twelve years then?

Posted February 20, 2013 4:48 pm 


although a good fighter with alot of heart, USS is no threat to any of the top young hvwts coming up, he’s just a cruiser that deserves a shot at some big money and hopefully he can cash out before father time gets the best of him,,,,,,so, Fury is not taking any big risk and will not receive any accolades for winning this fight, he will however receive alot of flak if he doesn’t win decisively

Posted February 20, 2013 4:42 pm 


tyson fury never played basketball. david price never played basketball. the klitchkos definitely never played basketball. in the united states, all four men, with their height, would have certainly gotten tracked to the sport.

Posted February 20, 2013 4:27 pm 


“Another top American Heavy gets spanked by the Brit.”

Another “top” heavy? Shows what you know. There are no top american heavyweights anymore. any potential candidates are off playing american football or basketball. in the united states, if you’ve got athletic potential, you are immediately tracked into one of three major sports: baseball, american football or basketball. end of story. which is why the current crop of american heavyweights are hardly to be taken serious because each of them came to the sport very late in life and from either football (seth mitchell) or basketball (wilder) or the burrito eating contest (arreola). none of them, however, were trained from the teens up as were ali or tyson or holyfield or foreman or frazier. boxing to today’s so-called top american heavyweights is simply a second career move to make a few dollars. but it’s like trying to learn soccer as an adult and then become competitive on the world stage. ain’t gonna happen, baby! there are no american “top” heavyweights. and not for the foreseeable future either.

Posted February 20, 2013 4:25 pm 


Another top American Heavy gets spanked by the Brit.

Posted February 20, 2013 3:59 pm 

tal bodin

Tyson fury is still being very carefully matched. they will let him no where near anyone who can punch. first time they do, he is ko’d.

Posted February 20, 2013 3:53 pm 


Cunningham is a very good fighter and a great guy, but I expect Fury is just too big for him. In any case, thanks to NBC for featuring hevyweights in its boxing broadcasts.

Posted February 20, 2013 3:44 pm 


LOL. tyson fury’s first fight in america is at madison square garden. david haye’s: the playboy mansion. enough said.

Posted February 20, 2013 3:36 pm 


jeff c couldnt agree with you more about scam artist david haye. the guys a true con man

Posted February 20, 2013 3:33 pm 


fighting guys like this tells me the24 yr old fury is always tring to improve his game and get better. and if all goes well in this fight for fury get right back in that ring again in the next few months

Posted February 20, 2013 3:29 pm 


tell me: why has david haye only once fought in america? AT THE PLAYBOY MANSION !!!

Posted February 20, 2013 3:28 pm 


Tough one to call, really – Fury is ever-improving, but SC is a better boxer than Fury has faced before, if he has a big performance left in him this could see the wheels come off the Fury wagon…

Posted February 20, 2013 3:15 pm 


Top HW fight, couldnt pick a winner here. Furys size may give him an advantage. He has to use his jab and box clever. The USS has no fear and comes to win everytime which often trips him up. Is fury smart enough to pick up on this?

Posted February 20, 2013 3:12 pm 


How does a fight between the #9 and #12 in the division end up with one of the fighters becoming the #2 ranked fighter?

Posted February 20, 2013 3:11 pm 


This will be Cunningham’s first KO-loss.

Posted February 20, 2013 3:08 pm 

It’s Me Ernie

Oh great match-up, Fury is stepping up to the next level-A puffed up, on the downside of his career cruiserweight who has only a 50% winning record in the last five years against mostly cruisers, not to mention a six inch height and a 45 lb. size advantage. Who writes this crap?

Posted February 20, 2013 2:53 pm 


Yes a stoppage for Fury would be great..the iceing on the cake.But a solid win without a stoppage is still fine.His first fight in the states at the garden against a solid guy,Fury might be very carefull.Its like the K-bros. yes very boring at times I agree but at the end of the day its the win that counts keeping the belt.Sometimes a stoppage just dosent come,and if pushed to hard you can make a drastic mistake.Yes I agree a k.o. or t.k.o. would be nice but a solid win still keeps the kid on track,and people will still tune in for his next fight to see how far he can go.Fury is coming along well for a young fighter improving with each fight and as long as he keeps winning people will watch to see if some day he can get the belt…lets see.

Posted February 20, 2013 2:49 pm 


USS is a step up for Fury. However, Fury is bigger, stronger, and faster than the aging Cunningham, who’s a blown up cruiserweight. If Fury wins, this could be the first of many bouts in the U.S. against American opponents. That’s precisely what the heavyweight division needs, more excitement.

Posted February 20, 2013 2:15 pm 


johnson was the perfect warm up for cunningham. this time though fury needs to add a new wrinkle. if he repeats his johnson performance against cunningham… fury won’t win a single new fan. least of all any new american fans. and that new wrinkle HAS TO BE a victory by stoppage. screw all that dancing around nonsense. you’ve done it. okay. now do something new. take it to a new level if you want to be taken serious. you’re sixfootnine 270 pounds for chrissakes! and fighting a real cruiserweight! anything less than a stoppage by fury is a major problem in my book. how is a klitchko supposed to take you serious if you can’t stop a natural cruiserweight??? didn’t cunningham weigh in against adamek at, like, 205 pounds?!! if so, fury better win by ko.

Posted February 20, 2013 2:00 pm 


yeah fury never fought a boxer like cunningham a guy with speed and footwork it a different style for fury which he never face before i think fury size and height and his jab can be a poroblem for steve i dnt see cunningham be able to hurt fury i think fury workrate could overwhelm steve fury is a big heavyweight natural that size going to be tough for steve to deal with but steve a warrior tho he a fighter i see fury taking this tho

Posted February 20, 2013 1:49 pm 


Really the saddest thing in recent years in the heavyweight division is what a moneygrubbing coward david haye has turned out to be. could you imagine lennox lewis just sitting around on his ass AT HAYE’S YOUNG AGE? whining and crying for a match against a soon-to-be 42 year old vitali klitchko??? haye makes floyd mayweather appear the most active fighter of all time! what a moneygrubbing moneygreedy turn-off haye is. floyd mayweather is given a hard time for only fighting once a year and here you have david haye who will only fight a 42 year old man.

Posted February 20, 2013 1:33 pm 


Anonymous – i’m in europe and i don’t give a crap about them… to be honest i’d rather watch coronation street with my misses… and that puts me to sleep whenever i’ve be subjected to it.

Posted February 20, 2013 12:51 pm 


Very smart fight for Fury.Cunningham really beat Adamek everyone who saw it thought so,and Adamek is still rated high in the div.(but I belive hes at the end of his rope)So if Fury wins he will have done something a high ranked guy coundnt really do…meaning Adamek.Then this win would have to put Fury up in the top realm at heavywt.Plus Cunningham being american its a smart fight since its in the U.S.A. And Cunningham did look pretty decent in his last fight overall,which ofcourse makes this something of intrest.Smart fight for Fury and a good one for his american resume.Fury could have had his first fight on american soil against a club fighter just to show off,but took this instead which is fair picking..overall decent.

Posted February 20, 2013 12:48 pm 

terror tim

This is a great fight for Fury. If he wins this he will show people a lot. Cunningham isn’t a great heavyweight no but he can box. I expect him to give Fury some trouble. Can’t knock this fight if you ask me.

Posted February 20, 2013 12:47 pm 


Re “Only the Klits are at a different level.” Yeah, the BORING LEVEL. i can care less how ‘effective’ the K-brothers are. they are BORING BORING BORING!!! why do you think nobody outside of europe gives a crap about them? what marquee fights have either of them had other than lennox lewis? just bum after bum after bum after bum! the last great european heavyweight was and remains lennox lewis. why? he not only won, but entertained along the way AND… had extremely memorable match-ups. god, i can’t wait for the k-brothers to go away forever.

Posted February 20, 2013 12:30 pm 


furry is not known as a big puncher in fact i think tyson fury shows what state the division really is when c class fighters get hyped up l;ike this

Posted February 20, 2013 12:16 pm 


Fury and Price are both on the right track towards the top of the heavies. Small heavyweights like Adamek, Cunningham, James Toney, RJJ, Holyfield, Haye etc have proved to be as good as any of the other contenders over the last few years. Only the Klits are at a different level. Cunningham is experienced, fairly well known, and he’s American, which always looks good when someone’s trying to raise their profile. Looking foward to Price/Thompson too.

Posted February 20, 2013 12:05 pm 

Box Smart

Fury will whoop both Cunningham and Pulev there made to measure neither fighter will deal with fury speed & movement they won’t get past the long jab both men are getting koed

Posted February 20, 2013 12:02 pm 


if fury lets cunningham inside, he’ll pay the price. and if fury truly wants an american fan base, he’ll go for the knockout kill (in dramatic fashion) rather than play it safe as he did against johnson – dancing and circling at distance most of the fight. americans, more than anything, love the elecrtric knockout wins. a points victory over a man who still fights near his cruiserweight size would be rather disappointing for fury. he’s got to risk a bit more, if he craves the reward of more american fans and critics (which he has repeatedly says he does).

Posted February 20, 2013 12:02 pm 


good match up, don’t know who to pick but I know who ever wins will lose in the title eliminator next against kubrat pulev

Posted February 20, 2013 11:51 am 


This is an excellent match. Something tells me though that Fury is going to adopt the Kevin Johnson-type of battle plan again. Couldn’t blame him. This then will make for a purist’s fight rather than a fireworks display. I suspect and hope that Fury will develop a serious punch yet, and then go all the way.

Posted February 20, 2013 11:27 am 

Brazilian Boxing Fan

I agree with Uss.

Posted February 20, 2013 11:15 am 

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