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Antonio Tarver and Steve Cunningham trade heavy words ahead of Aug. 14 showdown on Spike

Antonio Tarver and Steve Cunningham face off on Aug. 14 

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By Chris Robinson

On Aug. 14, a pivotal showdown in the heavyweight ranks will take place when former world champions Antonio Tarver and Steve Cunningham lock horns inside of the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Spike.

Taever (31-6, 22 KO’s) is as confident as ever at age 46 and he is also coming off of a 7th round knockout over Jonathan Banks this past December. In Cunningham (28-7, 13 KO’s), he will be taking on a rugged and proven customer, and each man’s bravado was on full display during a recent conference call ahead of their Premier Boxing Champions clash.

Tyson fury overcomes 2nd round knockdown to stop Philadelphia’s Steve Cunningham in the 7th

Tyson Fury rocking Steve Cunninghman in New York (Photo: NBC photo still)

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Moments ago at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York, British heavyweight Tyson Fury improved his record to 21-0 with 15 knockouts after scoring a knockout over a brave but outgunned Steve Cunningham.

Fury got in trouble early, as he was dropped by a ripping right hand from Cunningham in the second round that appeared to daze him. Slowly but surely, the 6’9” Fury would work his way back into the fight and began to use his size to his advantage, smothering Cunningham along the ropes.

The end came in the seventh round, as Fury unloaded a barrage of punches onto Cunningham, who dropped to the floor and didn’t beat the count. The 24-year old Fury eyes a future fight with either Klitschko brother while the 36-year old Cunningham falls to 25-6 with 12 knockouts.

Chris Robinson can be reached at Trimond@aol.com