WATCH: Emmanuel Steward’s Advice That Helped Tyson Fury ‘Break” Dillian Whyte

Published 05/26/2022, 8:30 AM EDT

Reigning heavyweight champion Tyson Fury retained his titles after a scintillating victory against Dillian Whyte in April. Meanwhile, recently released footage shows the advice that Fury received from his corner before knocking out Whyte.

Fury’s trainer Emmanuel Steward ensured that he gave him invaluable tips after every round. Right after the first round, Steward asked Fury to pace himself and to take his time with the shots. In fact, he even mentioned, “He’s gonna fall right into it.”


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However, his most important suggestion came right after the 5th round. Steward told Fury, “You turn him. You got to pain and break on him. That’s gonna change the fight. When you turn him you got a phantom breaker. You’ve just been around here waiting.”

Moreover, he also helped Fury time his knockout. Steward said, “You’re giving him too much time to break to breathe. When you turn him, break on it. Coz he’s sitting there ready to go. One-two, one-two checkout. all that sh*t ok. Coz he’s not ready.”

Steward’s advice proved invaluable for Fury, who was able to land a perfectly timed uppercut. This helped Fury garner a stellar victory against Whyte, and keep his position as the reigning heavyweight champion.

The Dillian Whyte vs Tyson Fury showdown

‘The Gypsy King’ was basking in the glory of his trilogy victory against Deontay Wilder. Fury was also contemplating his retirement from the sport after his victory in the third rematch against Wilder.

However, the president of WBC Mauricio Sulaiman announced in December 2021 that Fury will have to defend his title against Dillian Whyte. It was also reported that the winner would get 80% of the purse while the challenger would receive 20%.

The highly anticipated showdown between the heavyweights took place at the iconic Wembley Stadium in London. Moreover, Fury was defending his WBC and The Ring Heavyweight titles.


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Even though Whyte put up a great fight, he was no match for the sheer power that Fury exuded. Fury was declared the winner by TKO in the sixth round. Talking about his victory, Fury mentioned that it was his final tango in the ring, and that he took up the fight because he owed it to his fans.


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Joshua Ben Joseph

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Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.

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