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JSL

I hope Cunningham is getting a nice pay day for this fight so if things go pretty bad for him he’ll still be set financially. Cunningham seems like a nice guy and has a pretty compelling story. Some feel that he has a style that could at least give Fury problems for some of the fight. But they also feel the size difference could make the difference down the stretch. I hope it’s an exciting fight for however long it goes so NBC will remain interested in at least showing a few fight cards per year on the main network.

Posted March 13, 2013 3:17 pm 


sean

fury probally will never be ready for wlad . wladd is that good . but dont forget fury is not in wlad generation .fury is still young there are guys his age who will become world champs that are still amamtures if he is brought along right and has the talent he should be 2 or3 yrs away from wlad if wlad is still around then . if there in it for a payday throw him in with wlad soon and he will be paid but will also take a beating

Posted February 22, 2013 9:04 pm 


frank

probally same creeps that love haye hate fury

Posted February 22, 2013 8:51 pm 


frank

wish fury had a little more power might come with age see big improvements in all other areas

Posted February 22, 2013 8:50 pm 


gray

was gutted to hear Tyson saying he is unappreciated in the UK and everyone hates him because of his gypsy roots. i dont know who he has been listening to because everyone i speak to has a lot of respect for him, Hennessey has done him a big favour by putting him on terrestrial because the public know who he is especially the younger generation. totally agree with neil (pomy) fury has great fitness fast hands great movement – haters hate him but this guy might be the real deal and in fighting cunningham thats a better opponent than wlads last three wach, thompson & mormeck !!!!

Posted February 22, 2013 6:16 pm 


boxing fan

Fury should fight some big dude like Wach before facing the K’s. He needs more experience.

Posted February 22, 2013 5:14 pm 


Fight Aficionado

“Fury has fast hands, isnt afraid to get hit, moves well for a big-guy and has a very impressive work-rate.” – True that. He boxed on his toes for a few rounds vs Kingpin. I was surprised at that. Seems he’s learning to box and slug nowadays which will help him over the long haul since his power is just average.

Posted February 22, 2013 4:52 pm 


Anonymous

Fury not taking any big risk fighting USS, My respect to USS and he deserves to make some cash, but no accolades to Fury for beating him, but alot of questions if he doesn’t do it decisively

Posted February 22, 2013 4:15 pm 


Moonshineman

Fury is a big ole Clown.

Posted February 22, 2013 12:56 pm 


Neil(pomy)

Fury has fast hands, isnt afraid to get hit, moves well for a big-guy and has a very impressive work-rate.

Posted February 22, 2013 8:56 am 


Neil(pomy)

Fury can fight for 3 minutes of every round ….. regarding work-rate he can easily keep up with Cunningham. The bigger man should win. It should be a routine win for Fury. He’d wipe the floor with Ademek.

Posted February 22, 2013 8:53 am 


Hey, That’s My Bike !!!

Cunningham should easily outbox Fury for a decision, Haye vs Valuev style. If not, the fix is in. No way Fury has the power to KO Cunningham. No way Fury has the conditioning to stay with Cunningham. He has reach but is not skilled enough to use it as an advantage. This is Cunninghams victory unless he has been paid off. I believe that Cunningham has too much integrity to take a fall.

Posted February 22, 2013 7:54 am 


SVDC

Both Fury and Price seem to get criticism for the opponents they chose when I read the comments in other articles, but personaly I think they have been doing the right thing for the last 12 months or so. That is, being active and gradually improving their level of opposition. To me it looks as if Price has more potential, but time is not on his side. As for Cunningham I don’t think he can truly trouble Fury. He is getting old and with his fighting style I think that will show off sooner rather then later

Posted February 22, 2013 6:04 am 


Mick the Marmalizer

It’s about time David Price started fighting outside of the UK. All said & done Fury to his credit has allready fought in Canada & Ireland. price should firstly concentrate on winning the Lonsdale belt out-right & then get his passport out. As for Fury how about a crack at the EBU title next time out?

Posted February 22, 2013 5:42 am 


sean

good match up this is how you bring a fighter along . I see steady improvement in fury .glad to see cunningham get a pay day after tight desion loss to adamak

Posted February 21, 2013 11:31 pm 


Fight Aficionado

What young heavyweight was pushed too fast? I can name none, at least this century. They’re mostly put in with excessively soft competition with no step ups in comp.

Posted February 21, 2013 6:17 pm 


Ned

Fortunately, Fury hasn’t been rushed along like many other young fighters. At 24, he’s still a work in progress with plenty of time to develop his skills. If Fury defeats Cunningham, look for him to be matched against a top-10 contender like Helenius, Haye, Solis, or Adamek, possibly in Vegas. It’s likely Mick Hennessey is targeting an alphabet or EU belt for Tyson in 2014.

Posted February 21, 2013 5:17 pm 


Anonymous

Adamek*

Posted February 21, 2013 5:07 pm 


Anonymous

Nice fight here…seeing that Cunningham really did beat a top hvwt. in Amerak so if Fury stops him or shuts him down big time,then he does something a top guy couldnt.Yes Fury is just a short time away from big things.The kid is young and has a long career ahead of him,and it looks bright.

Posted February 21, 2013 5:06 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Nice. I’ve been calling for Fury to hit the States for sometime. Didn’t think he’d do so against a very live opponent like Cunningham. And it’s on NBC, not so-called premium cable rip offs.

Posted February 21, 2013 4:40 pm 


Anonymous

A congratulations and thank-you to Slater is in order – He did NOT title his article “Can USS be the one to cut Fury down to size” OR something along those lines. Again, congrats!!!!!

Posted February 21, 2013 4:06 pm 


Alonzo

Furry’s to big. At least the both of them are steppin’ up in competition which is more than I can say for the opponents Wlad’s mentioned recently.

Posted February 21, 2013 4:02 pm 


Anonymous

smoothflow. like your post. disagree on your opinion fury isn’t as skilled as wladimir. of the two klitchkos, vitali is above and beyond the more highly skilled fighter. everything you said about wladimir, actually applies to vitali, whose footwork and rhythms and and spacing and handword are extraordinary for a giant like him. best in the world as far as these things are concerned. his brother, wladimir is, in fact, athletic, but in a slow-footed way. much more robotic and up and down without any fluency or smooth combinations abilities. and, his lateral movement’s quite plodding. what has given wladimir quite the edge in all of his fights (and something which fury can learn a thing or two from) is his supreme musculature and conditioning. there’s never been a scarier heavyweight specimen as far as these two aspects. wladimir must spend 25 hours a day in the weight room. but re skill level: all he does is jab jab jab for ten rounds and then go in for the kill. the dude NEVER mixes it up – which, IMO, makes him the much more boring of the two already profoundly boring klitchko heavyweights.

Posted February 21, 2013 2:46 pm 


smoothflow

Best HW in the world? He’s getting there, but just because he’s 6’9” doesnt mean his skills are world class. He hasn’t been tested, had just 20 fights, and fought no-one in the top 10. That’s the argument against. Positives are his height and reach, his erratic nature (always funny to hear him talk) and his fights are never dull. I’d put him 1-2 years ahead of price, but nowhere near as skilled as Wladimir Klitschko. Klitschko has the jab, movement, ring awareness and experience to know how to win. Just be patient, Tyson will take over the HW division end of 2014, start of 2015 no doubt, but he will have a L on his record if he goes up against Wladimir anytime soon.

Posted February 21, 2013 1:52 pm 


Anonymous

if fury is the real deal, he’ll KO cunningham, or at the very least give him a good battering.

Posted February 21, 2013 1:29 pm 


Anonymous

no doubt, he’s a fun fighter to watch – which is A LOT more than we can say about most high-profile heavyweights in the world.

Posted February 21, 2013 1:27 pm 


Box Smart

Fury is the best HW in the world I love the doubters cos there always left with egg on there face this fight will be over in 6 rounds KO

Posted February 21, 2013 1:05 pm 



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