WBC, lineal and Ring magazine heavyweight champion – Tyson Luke Fury has credited his long time trainer, SugarHill Steward for his big triumph over Deontay Leshun Wilder on Saturday, October 09 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The bloody trilogy between the two fearless boxers will go down as one of the most fearsome in history having recorded five knockdowns and countless exchanges, sending the raucous crowd of 15,820 into a frenzy couple of times.
Tyson Fury retained his title in the end with an eleventh-round TKO, but the Gypsy King has acknowledged SugarHill Steward for his timely pep talk that saved him from the hands of The Bronze Bomber who floored him twice in the fourth round.
“I want to say that if it wasn’t for SugarHill, America and Detroit’s own, I wouldn’t have gotten through that fight tonight,” Fury said in his post fight interview.
“He said, ‘get your jab working, big guy, and throw that right hand down the middle. That’s how the big dogs do it,” the Gypsy King added.
At the final press conference going into fight night, SugarHill accorded Malik Scott [Deontay Wilder’s trainer] respect for the kind of work he has done on The Bronze Bomber but still went ahead to predict knockout for Fury:
“I believe in what the Wilder camp has been working on. I’ve looked at the clips. It gets me motivated to keep working with Tyson. We’re expecting nothing less than a knockout,” said SugarHill.
“Tyson Fury is very conscious of Deontay’s abilities. We’re just concentrating on being sharp and being focused. There’s always more to learn in boxing and Tyson is learning and having fun with it,” he noted.
By James K. Attaglo Wilson