SugarHill reveals what he told Tyson Fury after fourth-round knockdowns

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SugarHill Steward and Tyson Fury

Sugar Hill Steward helped Tyson Fury defend his WBC title (Picture: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)

SugarHill Steward told Tyson Fury to ‘slow the pace’ down after being knocked down twice in the fourth round of his win over Deontay Wilder.

Fury retained his WBC title in stunning fashion with an 11th round stoppage in Las Vegas, finally putting an end to their trilogy fight.

Neither boxer took it easy in the opening rounds with both men looking for an early knockout and this was shown by Wilder hitting the canvas in round three before recovering to knockdown his opponent twice in the fourth.

Fury desperately needed the bell towards the end of the fourth to regain his composure and his trainer Steward has revealed exactly what he told the ‘Gypsy King’ before the fifth round began.

‘After the fourth I just told him to slow the pace down. Slow the pace down and switch gears,’ he said.

‘Tyson Fury doesn’t only fight one way.

Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury was knocked down twice in the fourth round by Deontay Wilder (Picture: AP Photo/Chase Stevens)

‘He has different ways he can fight, different things we’ve been working on and those are the things he had to go through to win this fight.

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‘[I’m] just very fortunate and glad we had a lot of time to work on these things and as well as Deontay, they had time to work on things as well so it showed his improvements and Tyson Fury as well.’

Fury was his jubilant self after retaining his title as he lapped up the applause from the American crowd, knowing full well he was pushed hard to keep his unbeaten record in tact.

And while the 33-year-old delivered the knockout punch he was quick to thank his trainer for getting him over the line.

‘I need to thank my trainer,’ Fury said. ‘Without this man I wouldn’t have knocked him out.

‘In [rounds] nine, 10 and 11, he was going, “get this guy out of here… stop messing around.

‘The big dogs pull it out late on. Sugar pushed me to knock him out, he really did.’


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