by Alex Neely
Within a fifteen second span in the Theater at Madison Square Garden Saturday, boxing fans witnessed Steve Cunningham knocked down with a right hook, listened to referee Eddie Cotton count to ten, and watched as the 257 pound, 6′ 9″ Tyson Fury leapt in the air like an overgrown child.
The series of events was almost too much to digest. And apparently, the truth is still too hard to swallow for Cunningham, who has announced via his Twitter account that he will appeal the loss, citing illegal use of forearms.
Although the former cruiserweight champion was modest in the ring during his post-fight interview, he apparently reviewed the footage and has found evidence to support Fury’s illegal moves.
Fury, who was warned several times during the bout for use of head and forearms, wound up knocking out Cunningham, only after adjusting his head with a foreman (a move that is considered illegal in the sport of boxing).
Cunningham actually appears to have a case, but whether i...