Tyson Fury could face former cruiserweight king Steve Cunningham on his US debut

Last Updated: 28/01/13 7:21am

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Tyson Fury: Will make his US debut in April

Tyson Fury: Will make his US debut in April

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Former cruiserweight world champion Steve Cunningham is being considered as a possible opponent for Tyson Fury's American debut in New York.

Fury had been hoping for a St Patrick's Day fight on 17 March, but the bout has been pushed back to 20 April and Cunningham could be in the opposite corner.

The American stepped up to heavyweight last year, dropping a disputed points defeat to Tomasz Adamek in December, and the Fury camp want to make a big impact in the US with a convincing win over Cunningham.

Trainer Peter Fury told World Boxing News: "The date of April 20 is now 100% for Tyson and we are looking at getting Steve Cunningham or one of two others for Tyson's American debut.

"We have been in training now for a March fight so we tried to get a fight in between in Germany, but (promoter Mick) Hennessy said not possible so we will be easing Tyson back a bit.

"A four month camp is too long, but we are looking forward to getting out there and making a statement in the USA.

"I think a fight with Cunningham is a good fight, especially when everyone says he beat Adamek. So if Tyson does a good job on him, it will send a message to everyone and I have no doubts he will do."

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