• Heavyweight

Fury 'two fights' from title shot at Klitschko

ESPN staff
April 14, 2013
Tyson Fury is unbeaten in 20 professional fights © PA Photos

Tyson Fury is two fights away from setting up a bout with multiple champion Wladimir Klitschko, according to the unbeaten heavyweight's promoter.

Fury makes his debut on American soil when he faces 36-year-old Steve Cunningham at New York's Madison Square Garden on April 20, and if victorious the Manchester-born fighter will face No. 1 contender Kubrat Pulev.

Promoter Mick Hennessy has confirmed talks have already started between the Fury and Pulev camps, and is confident the bout will take place to determine who would have the right to face IBF, WBA and WBO champion Klitschko.

"Tyson is in a two-fight situation to get to Wladimir and then the fight has to be made or it goes to purse bids," Hennessy said. "We've spoken to Pulev's people and as soon as Tyson does the business over Cunningham we will make that fight, probably this summer.

"Tyson wants to fight one of the Klitschkos, but there was no movement with Vitali, he hasn't said who or when he is fighting next, so we are going after the other brother."

Fury holds a three-stone advantage over next opponent Cunningham, and believes that his power will prove too much for the American.

"Let's see if he can take heavyweight power when my punches land," Fury said.

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