By James Slater
Promoter Mick Hennessy, who guides the career of unbeaten, exciting heavyweight giant Tyson Fury, has gone on record as saying his charge is two wins away from being in a position where a fight between Fury and world heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko could go to purse bids.
Hennessy, speaking with The Daily Star, said that after Fury defeats Steve Cunningham this coming Saturday (to be seen live on NBC in the U.S, Channel 5 in the U.K), a fight will be made between Fury and unbeaten Bulgarian tough guy Kubrat Pulev; and that a victorious Fury would then be thoroughly deserving of a crack at “Dr. Steel Hammer.”
“Tyson is in a two-fight position to get to Wladimir and then the fight has to be made or it goes to purse bids,” Hennessy told Nick Parkinson. “We’ve spoken to Pulev’s people and as soon as Tyson does the business over Cunningham, we will make that fight, probably for this summer.”
31-year-old Pulev, an accomplished amateur, is currently 17-0(9) as a pro and he won an IBF #1 spot eliminator against Alexander Ustinov in his last fight, back in September of last year.
Fans everywhere will surely agree: if Fury can overcome Cunningham and then Pulev, he would be – with the possible exception of Alexander Povetkin – the most deserving heavyweight title challenger out there for Wladimir.