Tyson Fury’s Trainer Refuses to Call Anthony Joshua a Bigger Threat Than Deontay Wilder

Published 01/16/2021, 12:00 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury celebrates his win by TKO in the seventh round against Deontay Wilder in the Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s trainer, SugarHill Steward has stayed tight-lipped when talking about Anthony Joshua.  The famous boxing coach refrained from giving his opinion on whether Joshua would be a tougher fight.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder in the fifth round during their Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Fury took on Wilder in February 2020. And now, all reports suggest that he will take on Joshua in 2021 in what could be one of the biggest fights in recent history. However, the trainer decided to remain professional when talking about the potential opponent.

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This unfolded in an interview with Boxing Social. SugarHill said, “No, I can’t say that. Everyone’s on the top level so you have to take everyone… You have to go into these fights taking everyone as if they pose the biggest threat.”

It is difficult to decipher whether the trainer does not want to say it will be an easy fight, or if he actually respects all opponents equally. Many will feel like he is just avoiding any controversial comments about the potential opponent.

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SugarHill Steward excited by Anthony Joshua’s last fight ahead of Tyson Fury match-up

The trainer spoke about Joshua’s performance against Kubrat Pulev. He said, “I enjoyed it. I thought it was exciting. I thought it showed a lot of different things in Anthony Joshua.”

This comment showed that SugarHill rates the Londoner as a tough fight and will not overlook him. However, we’re sure his fighter does not share the same opinion as him as Fury has claimed this will be an easy, early knockout for him.

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Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn revealed that talks are progressing well and they will fight in 2021. Given SugarHill Steward’s comments, it will be interesting to see the approach Tyson Fury takes in the fight. It won’t be long before we find out if Anthony Joshua is an easier fight than Deontay Wilder.

Therefore, this adds extra drama to the fight.

What do you make of these comments? Do you think Anthony Joshua will be an easier fight than Deontay Wilder was?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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