Tyson Fury lands dream US debut against former cruiserweight champion Steve Cunningham
Last Updated: February 20, 2013 5:55pm
Tyson Fury will make his American debut against former IBF cruiserweight champion Steve Cunningham on April 20.
Fury will put his undefeated record on the line against Cunningham at the world famous Madison Square Garden in New York.
Victory will secure the winner a final eliminator which will put them first in line to face IBF heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.
"Cunningham's got all the tools," said Fury, 20-0. "A former world champion, good fighter, he's got a lot of skill. I'm looking to put on a devastating performance; the best of my career to date.
"I'm absolutely ecstatic to be fighting at Madison Square Garden," added the former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion.
"It goes back in history and I can't wait to put my name with a long list of champions who have fought there.
"I'm a historian of boxing myself so this is definitely the pinnacle of my career so far."
Cunningham, 25-5, will be aiming to bounce back from a points defeat to Tomasz Adamek in December, his third loss in his last four bouts.
"I'm looking forward to getting back in the ring," said Cunningham.
"For the first time in my career I have a guy coming to my country to face me. I am certain he's never faced a fighter like me."