Tyson Fury’s Trainer: Who Is Preparing Him for the Deontay Wilder Trilogy?

Published 10/03/2021, 11:00 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 15: Tyson Fury speaks at the press conference with Deontay Wilder at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)


Tyson Fury seems ready to prove that his last win against Deontay Wilder in February 2020 wasn’t a fluke. The undefeated WBC world champion will lock horns with his American rival Wilder in an epic trilogy collision on October 9. Fury will once again come face-to-face with Wilder’s vicious knockout power.

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However, ‘The Gypsy King’ doesn’t appear to be intimidated by that at all. Instead, Tyson Fury is confident about repeating what he did to Wilder last time, in an even better fashion.

Fury has a strong team behind him which is full of professionals who are looking after his development in every aspect. His team includes world-renowned nutritionist George Lockhart who is in charge of Fury’s diet. As for his boxing drills, Sugar Hil Steward is the man-man for this particular camp.

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‘The Gypsy King’ has worked under several trainers in his career. From Ben Davison to Freddie Roach, the list goes on. But to close off Deontay Wilder’s chapter in his story, Fury has picked his long-time trainer Steward. Here’s a look at Stewards’ story and how he met Tyson Fury.

Tyson Fury and Sugar Hill Steward – The Iconic pair

According to reports, Sugar Hill Steward is the nephew of Emanuel ‘Manny’ Stewards, whom many consider one of the greatest trainers in boxing. During his time, Sugar Hill’s uncle had coached Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield, Wladimir Klitschko, and several other legends. After ‘Manny’ passed away, Sugar Hill Steward took the responsibility for the trainer.

In a former interaction with Talk Sport, Tyson Fury detailed how he met Sugar Hill Steward at the Kronk gym and instantly felt the spark. Fury was just 21 when he visited the gym and could outclass every other contender at sparring. That’s when Sugar Hill Steward and Tyson Fury had eyed each other.

Finally, in 2019, Fury parted ways with trainer Ben Davison and roped in Steward for the rematch against Wilder. It was highly beneficial as Tyson Fury beat Wilder via a 7 round TKO. Thus, sticking around with the same team appears as a smart move for the Britisher.

Is Freddie Roach also a part of Fury vs Wilder 3 camp?

Manny Pacquiao‘s elite trainer Freddie Roach could have been a prominent member of Tyson Fury’s camp. Fury was honing himself at Roach’s Wild Card gym, ahead of the first fight against Wilder, before Ben Davison came in as his full-time trainer.

During the build-up of Fury vs Wilder 3, Fury reportedly asked Roach to train him again. The veteran boxing coach revealed it in an interaction with Sky Sports.

Roach detailed, “He said: ‘Hey Freddie, are you still going to train me?”

“I said: ‘Tyson, anytime you want, you know where my gym is, you are always welcome”.

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“Fury is a nice guy, a good person, a good fighter. I was picking him to win that fight.”

“I see him as one of the best heavyweights. He trains hard, he’s big, he’s a good puncher.”

Well, it might have been just a friendly gesture from a former trainer-boxer pair. Because Roach is nowhere near Fury’s camp and Stewards look confident with his preparations that will lead Tyson Fury into a career-defining fight against one of the best of the era, Deontay Wilder.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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