Tyson Fury two fights away from Wladimir Klitschko, says promoter

Christopher Lee

Tyson Fury makes his U.S. debut on Saturday, and promoter Mick Hennessy says he is just two fights away from Wladimir Klitschko.

They've said it before, but now there is a technical truth to the whole thing: Mick Hennessy, promoter of Tyson Fury, says his main star is now two fights away from a bout with world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. More important, Hennessy says he's already spoken with Kubrat Pulev's team, and their potential IBF eliminator should be easy to make for this summer, if Fury beats Steve Cunningham on Saturday:

"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 (20-0, 14 KO) and Cunningham (25-5, 12 KO) are meeting in an IBF semifinal eliminator, with the winner in theory facing Pulev (17-0, 9 KO). Pulev beat Alexander Ustinov last September to get here, while Tomasz Adamek scored a very controversial win over Cunningham in December. Adamek, who had signed up for the whole thing, then decided he didn't want to fight Pulev.

So now we have Fury-Cunningham, and it's good to hear that Hennessy has already made preliminary contact with Pulev's people. That might come off as arrogant or looking past Cunningham, but it's an important thing, to know that the fight can even be made. Especially if this time, Team Fury is serious about taking serious steps forward.

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