Inside Tyson Fury and SugarHill Steward’s relationship as trainer opens up on their special bond ahead of Whyte fight

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TYSON FURY’S trainer SugarHill Steward has opened up on their special bond as he revealed they can ‘feel each other’s emotions’.

The pair have been working together since December 2019 after the Gypsy King parted ways with Ben Davison.

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WBC king Tyson Fury has been trained by SugarHill Steward since December 2019Credit: Getty
Fury has turned into an aggressive puncher under the guidance of American Steward

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Fury has turned into an aggressive puncher under the guidance of American Steward
Fury has stopped Deontay Wilder twice in his two fights working with the former Detroit police officer

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Fury has stopped Deontay Wilder twice in his two fights working with the former Detroit police officerCredit: Rex

Under the American’s tutelage, Fury has won and defended the WBC heavyweight title after stopping Deontay Wilder in back-to-back fights.

Fury credited Steward for his second victory over the Bronze Bomber after being urged to finish the fight before the final bell.

The unbeaten Mancunian is known to boast a great relationship with Steward, with the former Detroit police officer allowed to live rent free in his Las Vegas mansion.

And Steward has insisted the duo share an understanding that goes beyond trainer and fighter.

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He told BBC Sport: “We can just feel each other’s emotions sometimes and we’re able to pick each other up when it’s needed.”

Before adding: “We don’t have to talk about it. We just feel it in each other.

“If you’re in a relationship with somebody, or if you have kids – parents know when their kids are not feeling well because they’re watching them and they’re trying to understand them.

“It’s the same for me and Tyson. I’m watching him, trying to understand him.

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“And he’s watching me, trying to understand me – so we can help fill each other’s many ups and downs if you want to call them ups and downs.

“I just allow Tyson to be himself and it’s the same for me – I’m being myself.

“So me and him are very comfortable in our situation – and in any situation – because we feed off of each other.

“We have that smooth balance like caramel and chocolate. We help each other out – not knowing that we’re helping each other out.”

Fury has turned into an aggressive puncher under Steward’s guidance, with the latter confident he will dispatch Dillian Whyte inside the distance.

The Body Snatcher pits his wits against the Manchester United fan at Wembley next week in what could be a Fight of the Year contender.

Commenting on the blockbuster showdown, Steward said: “We’re going for the knockout, get that knockout every time. First round, second, third, fourth, fifth, six, seven, eight, nine, 10, 11 and 12.

“Every round, every moment we’ll be looking for the knockout, looking for that knockout punch, looking to make the guy make the mistake and when he makes the mistake we’re going to catch him.

“That’s the whole idea wrapped up in one.

“There’s judges and everything but why do we want to use judges when there’s two men in there who can decide this fight on their own.

“There’s an old saying – if you want something done right do it yourself.”

Fury faces British compatriot Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium next week

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Fury faces British compatriot Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium next weekCredit: PA





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