Report and photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Heavyweight contender Steve “USS” Cunningham, who is preparing for his April 20th 12-rounder with Tyson Fury, held an open workout for the press at the Rock Ministries Gym in the Kensington section of Philadelphia on Wednesday. Cunningham, 25-5, 12 KOs, looked fit and ready to fight as he went through a variety of drills with his trainer Brother Naazim Richardson.
The hotly anticipated fight against Fury, 20-0, 14 KOs, will be nationally broadcast by NBC from Madison Square Garden in New York.
Interest in the heavyweight showdown has increased sharply since Fury exploded at the pre-fight press conference with promises to KO Cunningham. “He’s a hot-headed young guy, like a lot of young guys,” Cunningham said. “I think his youth is going to get him in trouble. But we’re getting ready for the best Tyson Fury that the world has ever seen.”