Morecambe-based heavyweight Tyson Fury has vowed to take “no prisoners” when he takes on former two-time world cruiserweight champion, Steve ‘USS’ Cunningham at New York’s Madison Square Gardens a week on Saturday.
Boasting a perfect record of 20-0, with 14 knockouts, Tyson put on a display of shadow boxing and pad work as he held an open media workout at his training camp in Ottawa, Canada.
With less than three weeks to go until he faces 36-year-old Cunningham, the 6ft 9in Irish heavyweight looked relaxed and assured.
Said Fury: “The camp has been going really well, I’ve had great sparring – everything has gone really well – no stone has been left unturned, so no excuses.
“We’ve given ourselves plenty of time to prepare, we’ve been over here now for six weeks, so that’s more than enough time to acclimatise and get used to the time difference.
“This is a great opportunity for me to come to the US and showcase my boxing skills at a big venue such as Madison Square Garden.
“We’ve not done much different with preparation because for the last three fights we left no stone unturned – we’ve been working on different gameplans for a lighter fighter, such as Steve Cunningham, a speed guy, and we just hope it all goes to plan on the night,” Tyson added.
“The fight fans better be prepared for a good old fashioned fight, because I’m coming to town and I’m taking no prisoners.
“This is what you’ve all been waiting for – the heavyweight champion of Ireland coming to the East Coast.
“Steve Cunningham, you’re in big trouble...I hope you’ve been training really hard because I know I have and it’s fight time.”