Tyson Fury praises coach SugarHill Steward for pushing him to knock Deontay Wilder out…. with Gypsy King responding to trainer’s claim ‘only the bigs dogs’ pull out the jab late on by delivering 11th-round knockout
- Tyson Fury retained his WBC crown by defeating Deontay Wilder once again
- Both men were knocked to the canvas and SugarHill Steward had stern words
- But he also encouraged the Gypsy King to deliver the final blow late on in fight
- And Fury has now praised his trainer after securing the 11th-round knockout
Tyson Fury has lauded trainer SugarHill Steward for helping him to deliver his 11th-round knockout of Deontay Wilder and retain his WBC title as a result.
The Gypsy King delivered the final blow to Wilder with a strong hit with just more than a round left of another thriller between the heavyweight duo.
Both men had fallen to the canvas in the third and fourth rounds respectively in their trilogy fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, 20 months on from Fury’s win there in their second bout.
Tyson Fury (right) has lauded trainer SugarHill Steward (left) after defending his WBC heavyweight title
Fury knocked out challenger Deontay Wilder in the 11th round of their trilogy fight
And it was the 33-year-old Brit who emerged victorious this time around again after facing some X-rated advice from Steward between rounds of: ‘Jab the motherf*****. Just jab the motherf***** man…’
However, the tough talk rubbed off on Fury and he has now praised coach Steward – who was recruited in December 2019 after Fury former trainer Ben Davison was jettisoned – for helping him get over the line with some crucial advice.
Fury said after his famous: ‘I need to thank my trainer. At the end there he told me, ‘get your jab working, only the big dogs pull it out late on’.
‘It was edge of the seat stuff and could’ve gone either way. SugarHill pushed me to knock him out late.’
Fury (centre) received some X-rated advice from Stewards (left) during his fight
This was Steward’s second fight as Fury’s trainer, having also overseen his dominant performance at the same venue against the same opponent in February 2020.
But he had already lauded the Gypsy King earlier this week, claiming he is better than Muhammad Ali and fellow boxing titans Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko.
However, Fury was far less complimentary when it came to discussing Wilder’s actions after claiming the American – who was subsequently taken to hospital for precautionary checks – refused to congratulate him.
But Fury praised the American for ensuring he delivered a late jab like ‘all the big dogs’ do
Fury said: ‘I said “well done, mate” and he said “I don’t want to show any sportsmanship or respect.” I said “No problem.” I was very surprised. Sore loser. Idiot.’
He later added in a BT Sport interview: ‘I’m a sportsman. I went over to (Wilder to) show some love and respect and he didn’t want to show it back. So I pray for him.’
Fury later said in his press conference: ‘How can you say I’ve cheated when you know in your own heart and your whole team knows you got beat fair and square?
‘It’s a sore loser in boxing. He’s not the first one and he won’t be the last one. But I’ve acted like a gentleman throughout my career and that’s all I can do as a man.’
Fury was also knocked to the canvas by Wilder on two occasions but recovered to win
Fury however was scathing in his criticism of Wilder afterwards, saying he lacked respect