CUNNINGHAM-FURY UNDERCARD ANNOUNCED
Press Release: Before ex-world cruiserweight champion Steve Cunningham go at it in a heavyweight on NBC at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in the afternoon of April 20th, the undercard will be highlighted by an eight-round middleweight bout between Brooklyn's Curtis "Showtime" Stevens (23-3 with 17 KOs), and Chicago's Derrick "Superman" Findley (20-9 with 13 KOs). This nationally televised co-feature is likely to be a punch-out, with both fighters known as straight forward battlers.
Stevens-Findley leads off the NBC broadcast at 4PM ET. Stevens has smoked his last two foes in a single round, and Findley, [though he lost his last fight to J'Leon Love in February] toppled Ronald Hearns, the son of the great Thomas Hearns,
in his last knockout win.
Also featured on the undercard is Philly lightweight Karl "Dynamite" Dargan (12-0) in a six-rounder against Sergi Ganjelashvili (4-5-1) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. This will already be the second fight of 2013 for Dargan, who has vowed to stay
active after a stop-and-start couple of years in the ring. With his uncle, top-flight trainer Naazim Richardson in his corner, Dargan hopes to make his move in the division this year.
Cruiserweights Sevdail "The Illyrian" Sherifi (9-1-2 with 8 KOs) and Josh "The Juice" Harris (8-6-1 with 6 KOs) will clash in a heavy-fisted six-rounder. Harris, a southpaw from Youngstown, OH, has stoppage wins over Alex Mejias and Jaywon Woods to his credit. Chances are this fight will end long before the final bell.
Undefeated Brooklyn-based but Poland-born heavyweight Adam Kownacki (4-0) takes on Calbert Lewis (0-2) of Gary, IN, in a four-round preliminary bout.
Hughie Fury, the cousin of main eventer Tyson Fury, will make his American debut in a four-round fight. His opponent has not yet been confirmed. The 18-year old Hughie is also a heavyweight, but measures a '"mere" 6' 6", a full three inches shorter than his gargantuan cousin.
Tickets are available at the Madison Square Garden box office, through Ticketmaster 866-858-0008 and at www.ticketmaster.com.