Today at 4:00 pm EDT on NBC in the U.S. and Channel 5 in the U.K., Tyson Fury makes his debut on American soil, facing former cruiserweight titlist Steve Cunningham in New York, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Fury (20-0, 14 KO) is the favorite, due to his being a massive heavyweight at 6'9", with a six-inch height and about a 40-pound weight advantage over Cunningham (25-5, 12 KO). The intrigue in the matchup comes from the fact that the 36-year-old Cunningham is without question the best overall fighter Fury, 24, has faced to date, and there is at least a chance we could see Fury "exposed' to some degree. That, or Fury will continue to improve, as he's done for the last few years, and stake his claim as a legitimate contender.
In the televised co-feature, middleweight banger Curtis Stevens (23-3, 17 KO) will face tough trial horse Derrick Findley (20-9, 13 KO) in an eight-round bout. Stevens demolished Elvin Ayala in 70 seconds his last time out, but Findley has never been stopped. That is Stevens' goal in this fight.
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