Tyson Fury’s trainer SugarHill Steward makes huge claim that the Gypsy King is BETTER than Muhammad Ali and fellow boxing titans Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko
- Steward says Fury embodies the best of some of the greatest heavyweights
- His uncle Emanuel trained Lewis and Klitschko among a host of world champs
- Gypsy King is preparing for trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder on Saturday night
Tyson Fury’s trainer has made the extraordinary claim that the Gypsy King embodies the best of some of the greatest heavyweights of all time, the icon considered The Greatest of all time included.
SugarHill Steward rates Fury superior to Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko as he puts the final touches to his WBC champion’s preparations for his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder here this Saturday night.
Steward says: ‘I think about how Tyson has the characteristics of Lewis, Klitschko, Ali, Tyson and all the great heavyweights. He has all their characteristics and the mental toughness.
Tyon Fury is gearing up for his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder on Saturday night
‘He has everything they had and more. Tyson is a special boxer and he will have a special place in boxing history.’
The Sugar man speaks from the inside knowledge of having helped his uncle, the late and legendary Emanuel Steward, train Lewis and Klitschko among a host of world champions at Detroit’s fabled Kronk gym.
The Steward way has always been to train fighters to go for knock-outs, with Emanuel saying: ‘Never leave the result in the hands of the judges.’
SugarHill Steward is putting final touches to preparations for trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder
Fury jettisoned his former trainer Ben Davison and recruited the younger Steward, with whom he had worked briefly in Detroit under his uncle, to add the KO philosophy to his athletic movement.
This is their third fight together following the controversial draw in Los Angeles in which Fury rose like Lazarus from the dead after a brutal last round knock down, then the Las Vegas rematch in which he stopped the Bronze Bomber in the seventh.
Says Steward: ‘Maybe if Tyson had come to us when he was 25 he would have been a knock-out artist sooner. But he had a great career already. Was at the top. We’re not taking anything away from that. We’re just doing some different things, learning and applying them with maximum efficiency.
Steward rates Fury superior to Muhammad Ali (above), Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis
‘Before the second Wilder fight he had learned so much so quickly. You all saw the result. And in terms of fights we’re really only just getting started because of the long lay off.
‘But we didn’t waste those 20 months since Wilder 11. We had a number of camps and good as he already was he has improved a lot. He has been so focussed and absorbed a lot. He is wiser now and wisdom is important in boxing.
‘My job is to make Tyson Fury the best Tyson Fury he can be. We are very excited about this fight because he can go out there now and showcase skills and talents which many people don’t realise he has.’