Former foe Cunningham joins Fury training camp ahead of Haye

Steve Cunningham, left, and Tyson Fury ahead of their clash in April.
Steve Cunningham, left, and Tyson Fury ahead of their clash in April.

Steve Cunningham is the latest name to join Tyson Fury’s preparations for his British superfight against David Haye.

The Morecambe heavyweight beat Cunningham, a former world cruiserweight champion, in his last outing at New York’s Madison Square Garden in April.

And now Tyson’s trainer and uncle Peter Fury has drafted in the Philadelphia slugger for the Team Fury training camp in Belgium ahead of the clash with Haye at the Manchester Arena on September 28 live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Michael Sprott, also working with Fury, said the unbeaten giant, who celebrated his 25th birthday on Monday, was hungry for what would be the biggest victory of his career.

The 38-year-old said: “He is very hungry and he really wants it – he knows that there are big things that can come from this.

“If he gets past David Haye then the Klitschkos will have to fight him.

“He uses his jab well, he’s a big man, long arms and very difficult to measure.

“He has six weeks left to the fight, but he is already looking very good.”