‘We train blind-folded’ – Fury’s coach opens up on ‘special’ relationship

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Tyson Fury’s mentor Sugarhill Steward described the pair as ‘blinding’ as they talked about their ‘special’ relationship.

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The American has guided the Gypsy King to back-to-back KO victories against previously unbeaten Deontay Wilder.

The Sugarhill Steward Has Guided Tyson Fury Back to the Top of Boxingcredit: Alamy

The trilogy was put to bed in surprising style on 9 October when Fury fired the bronze bomber three times on his way to an 11th-round stoppage.


And his stellar rise to the top of the heavyweight division has been attributed to the great Emmanuel Steward’s nephew at the door.

talking to sky gameSugarhill has opened up on how he has helped guide Morecambe Mauler to his biggest comeback ever in the sport.

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He said: “Me and Tyson are a great team, dynamic duo. People try to give me credit but I give it straight to Tyson.

“Many trainers give the right instructions but if the fighter doesn’t then it’s not worth talking about.

“When I tell him what to do, he does.

“It has to be a special relationship – a bond – for a person to answer to you.

“I can’t sit here taking credit even though I know what people are talking about. I couldn’t have done this without him. Like he couldn’t do without me.”

Sugarhill, who describes Fury as ‘the right person for me’, has used every power in Britain to fool Wilder’s ‘pillow fist’ jibe.

And the coach at Cronk Gym reveals some unusual training methods that have helped Fury along the way.

We don’t talk about any specific person. we want to be the bestSugarhill Steward on Fury’s Next Rival

He continued: “They say he dips his hands in gasoline to harden them.

“It’s true. We train blindfolded too.”

There was Rage twice against Wilder in the trilogy fight – but Sugarhill says he ‘saw he was fine’ and saw that it was just ‘his instinct’ to get back up and fight.

Now thoughts have changed to ‘Who is next?’ – With an undeniable title fight against the winner of Oleksandr Usik vs. Anthony Joshua, that’s what most people want to see.

But Sugarhill is focusing on taking care of No. 1 and not worrying about anyone else.

He added: “We don’t talk about any specific person. We want whoever is the best.”

Fury is undefeated as a fighter and is the only one to defeat Wilder.

Fury is undefeated as a fighter and is the only one to defeat Wilder.credit: getty
Tyson Fury defeated Deontay Wilder in his trilogy fight to defend his WBC title

Tyson Fury defeated Deontay Wilder in his trilogy fight to defend his WBC titlecredit: getty

Tyson Fury sends video message to family of four boxing fans who were killed in an accident to watch him fight Deontay Wilder

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