Originally Posted by Unforgiven
Tyson Fury did fine. I can't understand why people expected this to be an easy fight for him.
An in-shape Cunningham is the first really credible opposition he's been up against. If you asked me two years ago if Tyson Fury would EVER be able to get past a fighter like that, I'd have said no way
he hasn't the talent.
I can't believe some people are treating this like an UNDER-performance from Fury.
Many here expected Fury to dominate from start to finish, they also seemed to expected Cunningham to be over-awed by Fury's size and didn't expect him to come to win.
I think people are basing too much on HYPE and not looking at the form book.
Cunningham was still a 'live' opponent with every reason to believe he could win. Fury was a big braggart but relatively untested.
Fury did good.
Of course Tyson Fury did well, but not against a recognised world class heavyweight.
Cunningham is not recognised for his punching power but yet he managed to knock down Fury and had him worried on a couple of occasions.
My concern for Fury would be how he would fair against a recognised punching world class heavyweight - look at Fury's record, very very carefully matched.
Haye v Fury for example is a clear cut result in my view.