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Photo Gallery / Video: Weights: Fury 254, Cunningham 210

602Today’s Tyson Fury vs. Steve Cunningham weigh in aired nationally on NBC Sports Network’s The Crossover with Michelle Beadle and Chris Mannix. Fury weighed in at 254 lbs., Cunningham came in at 210. The weigh in was followed by an on-air interview with Cunningham and Fury that included a bit of trash talking from both sides.

April 20th at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York features a 12-round heavyweight battle between Tyson Fury and Steve Cunningham in the main event. Curtis Stevens will take on Derrick Findley in the 8-round middleweight co-feature. Six additional bouts are planned for the undercard. Doors open at The Theater at Madison Square Garden doors open at 1:15PM ET. The main event and co-feature will be broadcast 4PM ET on NBC as a special 2 hour afternoon presentation of NBC Fight Night. The card is presented by Hennessy Sports and Main Events. Continue reading

Video: Tyson Fury – Steve Cunningham Final Press Conference

Heavyweights Tyson Fury and Steve Cunningham met face to face at a press conference, Wednesday, at Legends Bar NYC in anticipation of their Saturday afternoon encounter at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

The 12-round official IBF eliminator will determine which competitor will move on to challenge for the World title.

NBC will broadcast the co-feature, Curtis “Showtime” Stevens vs. Derrick Findley and main event beginning 4 pm ET.

Tickets, starting at $50, are on sale via Ticketmaster and at the MSG Box Office. Continue reading

TRAD Sponsor Steve ‘Cunningham For Saturday’s Showdown With Tyson Fury

CunninghamTRADBow, London headquartered multi-national TRAD have ‘stepped up’ their support of former two time IBF Cruiserweight Champion of the World, Steve ‘USS’ Cunningham, who faces Tyson Fury in an IBF Heavyweight title eliminator at Madison Square Gardens in New York City this coming Saturday.

Cunningham had previously benefited from TRAD ‘patch’ support, for both sensational battles with current IBF Cruiserweight Champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez, however for the Fury fight TRAD Chairman Hayden Smith has taken this a step further, with Cunningham’s fight wear for this huge fight being liveried in the distinctive TRAD Group Plc colours.

On receiving the news, of the increased support from TRAD, a clearly delighted Cunningham said.

“I am really excited about working with TRAD again.

This sponsorship means a lot to me, I am an American fighter, but my career has taken me all over the world and I am so thankful for all of my fans, both domestic and abroad. Continue reading

Fury-Cunningham: American Idol Contestant to Sing National Anthem Sat 4/20 at MSG

NEW YORK – Nicholas Rodriguez, a Montclair State University junior, will sing the National Anthem at Saturday afternoon’s Tyson Fury vs. Steve Cunningham 12-round heavyweight fight at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Rodriguez, who is in the Musical Theatre Program at MSU, was also featured this season on American Idol. Continue reading

Tyson Fury and Steve Cunningham vie for Title opportunity

569NEW YORK – Heavyweight contenders Tyson Fury, 20-0, 14 KOs, and Steve Cunningham, 25-5, 12 KOs, will clash in a highly anticipated 12 round bout that will place the winner on track to fight for the heavyweight championship of the world. Only one man will come away victorious in the rare Saturday afternoon clash taking place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden and broadcasted on NBC at 4:00PM ET, and both fighters are determined to be the one. Victory earns the winner the #2 spot in the IBF world rankings, and puts that fighter just one more step away from facing champion Wladimir Klitschko.

In his first American appearance, Tyson Fury is looking to make his mark as the next big thing in the heavyweight division. At 6′ 9″ tall, he fits the bill literally, but he will try to prove that his feared punching power can make him the new star of the division. Continue reading

Steve Cunningham Backs Protégé Marianne Marston To Win On 27th April In London

SteveMarianneJamaalWEBREADY Ahead of his upcoming IBF Heavyweight Title Eliminator, against Tyson Fury, at Madison Square Gardens this coming Saturday, the 20th April, former two time Cruiserweight Champion of the World Steve ‘USS’ Cunningham took a little time off from his final preparations, to send a message of support across the Atlantic to former ‘Team Cunningham’ boxer Marianne Marston, who will be fighting Latvian Aleksandra Jasjukevica at York Hall in London one week later on Saturday 27th April.

Even though it is just a few days away from what many perceive to be the hardest fight of his career, Cunningham, who was once described by Bad Left Hook Magazine’s Scott Christ as ‘The World’s Nicest Man’, once again proved just what a genuinely nice guy he is, by contacting his former charge, British Featherweight Marianne Marston, and wishing her every success for her upcoming fight. Continue reading

Daytime MSG card a real afternoon delight sat April 20th

NEW YORK -There was a time when boxing on Saturday afternoon TV was the norm. The old timers will tell you that those were the good old days, when the top fighters and the biggest fights happened during the afternoon, just about every weekend of the year. Back then, boxing fans had to hustle to get their regular Saturday chores and errands finished early, but then it was fight time! Continue reading

Cunningham vs. Fury undercard announced

569NEW YORK – Before Tyson Fury and Steve Cunningham go at it in the heavyweight showdown of the year on NBC network television, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in the afternoon of April 20th, a loaded undercard will warm up the New York crowd and have them ready for the anticipated main event.

The stacked undercard is led by an 8-round middleweight match between Brooklyn’s Curtis “Showtime” Stevens, 23-3, 17 KOs, and Chicago’s Derrick “Superman” Findley, 20-9, 13 KOs. This nationally televised co-feature is likely to be a punch-out, with both fighters known as straight forward battlers with a taste for knockouts. The NBC broadcast will begin at 4PM ET. Stevens has smoked his last two foes in a single round, and Findley toppled Ronald Hearns, the son of the great Thomas Hearns, in his last knockout win. Continue reading

Steve Cunningham Media Workout Quotes

579PHILADELPHIA – Steve “USS” Cunningham held an open media workout at the Rock Ministries Gym in Philadelphia. With a little more than two weeks remaining until the fight, Cunningham, 25-2, 12 KOs, appeared confident, conditioned, and ready to fight Irish import Tyson Fury, 20-0, 14 KOs, a 6′ 9″ rising star of the heavyweight division. Cunningham went through a light workout for the press before speaking about the upcoming nationally televised fight at The Theater at Madison Square Garden scheduled for Saturday afternoon, April 20th. The Fury – Cunningham battle will be the main event of the 4PM ET broadcast on NBC.

“He wants to get under my skin with his antics, imitating Ali, doing all these tricks,” Cunningham said of Fury’s trash talking press conference performance from last month. “He wants me to just come in and punch him in the mouth, but I will stick to the game plan and not get out of control. It’s all about the game plan.” Continue reading

Steve Cunningham: “We have a solid gameplan for Tyson Fury on April 20th”

DSC_1634Media Day Workout Report – The Theater at Madison Square Garden will once again host Major Boxing action when Philadelphia’s Heavyweight pride Mr. Steve “USS” Cunningham enters the ring on April 20th, under the big lights for a 12 round face-off with the English giant, 24 year old Tyson Fury.

On Wednesday, April 3rd, Cunningham held a media workout at the Rock Ministries Gym in “The City of Brotherly Love” and had more than a few things to say about where he’s been, where he’s at and what’s in store for Fury.

“I came up and came through Europe. I’m used to not hearing the USS chants so that doesn’t bother me. We have a solid game plan for April 20th and if Fury is looking to have “fun” in the ring, I’m all set to have my “fun” too. I won’t even call this [Boxing] a sport, this is a lifestyle where people want to knock my head off so I’m ready to get in there and do the same. I have to be ready to do that and I have to win. If Fury uses his extended reach or starts doing his other antics we have a game plan for that too.” Continue reading

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