By Karl Freitag
Heavyweights Tyson Fury and Steve Cunningham appeared Thursday at a press conference at Jack Demsey’s Restaurant in New York City to promote their scheduled twelve-round clash on April 20th at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City is an official IBF heavyweight voluntary eliminator for the #2 position.
Tyson Fury: This is a heavyweight vs. a light heavyweight. No disrespect to Steve, because he’s probably the best opponent I’ve ever faced, a former world champion and I’ve never faced a world champion before. But, I’m a man on a mission and I mean business…I’m gonna retire you Steve. You lost your last fight to Tomasz Adamek, but let’s face it, Tomasz Adamek ain’t Tyson Fury. You’re both light heavyweights. You’re both small guys compared to me. I think this is a ‘three-hit’ fight. I hit him, he hits the floor, Tyson Fury hits New York….I’m just wondering if the bottom of Steve’s boots have been sponsored, because as there’s gonna be a lot of people watching around the world, I’d like to out my Twitter account on the bottom of them so I can get more fans on Twitter. And I was wondering how much it would cost me to sponsor if they haven’t haven’t already been.
Steve Cunningham: Here’s what we have here. I grew up in Philadelphia right? I grew up right at the cusp of kids, from fist fighting to guns. I was a streetfighter. That’s what I did. I enjoyed fighting way before I stepped in the gym. I started boxing at 19. All of this happened when I was 13, 14. Back then there’s a code and it still runs through the streets today, and that’s the guys who talk a lot, they’re chumps. You can talk all this sponsor shit, Twitter, that ain’t gonna help you on April 20th. You can talk all that you want. The only reason this dude is winning fights is because he’s big. Shrink him down to 6’2, 6’3, 6’4, he’s garbage.