Originally Posted by HS Press
TYSON FURY LANDS DREAM US DEBUT
Fury vs. Cunningham
Madison Square Garden
Saturday 20th April
Live on NBC
Explosive 6’9” heavyweight contender and former unbeaten Irish, Commonwealth and British Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury, 20-0, 14 KO’s, will make his New York debut on Saturday afternoon, April 20th when he takes on former cruiserweight World Champion Steve USS Cunningham, 25-5, 12 KO’s, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Didn't realise Fury was formerly unbeaten
Strange move IMO the IBF is a much more difficult route than the WBC one. His options seemed to be:
WBC - Arreola/Stiverne>Vitali
IBF - Cunningham>Pulev>Wlad
He'll probably lose his high ranking with the WBC for taking this fight too. He'll beat Cunningham but Pulev is a tough, tough fight which will probably yield a smaller purse than say an Arreola fight.
Strange fight unless his WBC ranking has been guaranteed.