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Fury excited ahead of US debut

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Tyson Fury is aiming to make it 21 fights unbeaten when he faces Steve Cunningham on April 20 © PA Photos
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Unbeaten heavyweight Tyson Fury has expressed his excitement to display his boxing skills in the United States.

Fury is set to make his debut on American soil when he faces Steve Cunningham in their IBF heavyweight title eliminator on April 20 at New York's Madison Square Garden, and the 24-year-old insists that he will leave his opponent in "big trouble".

"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," Fury told BoxingScene.com. "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 have all been waiting for - the heavyweight champion of Ireland coming to the East coast.

"Steve Cunningham, you're in big troubleā€¦I hope you've been training really hard because I know I have and it's fight time."

Fury is adamant that he has fully prepared for his bout with 36-year-old Cunningham, maintaining that there will be no excuses if he is to suffer his first professional loss.

"Camp has been going really well, I've had great sparring," Fury said. "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.

"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."

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