Tyson Fury’s trainer SugarHill Steward claims ‘old school’ Gypsy King could fight one Top 10 contender a MONTH ahead of £200m Anthony Joshua bout after over a year out of the ring
- SugarHill Steward has claimed Tyson Fury could fight a top contender a month
- The Gypsy King is set to take on Anthony Joshua in a £200m mega-fight this year
- Fury, 32, has been out of action for over a year, last fighting in February 2020
- SugarHill has light-heartedly suggested Fury could have an action-packed camp
Tyson Fury’s trainer SugarHill Steward has claimed the Gypsy King can fight one Top 10 contender a month, with the American relishing the prospect of making plans to defeat ‘dangerous package’ Anthony Joshua.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed to Sportsmail on Monday that all the paperwork for British boxing’s biggest ever clash has been completed, exchanged and signed for two mega-fights, with the first scheduled for this summer.
A date and venue will be finalised in the next three weeks to a month, with late June or early July the prime options for the opening showdown.
Tyson Fury could fight one top 10 contender a month, his trainer says ahead of AJ clash
Anthony Joshua (left) and Tyson Fury (right) have finally signed a £200m two-fight deal
Fury has not fought in over a year, with his last appearance in the ring coming in February 2020, when he obliterated Deontay Wilder to become heavyweight champion for a second time.
AJ most recently fought in December last year, meaning the Watford-born fighter will not be suffering from ring rust when the pair meet.
And SugarHill, who took over as trainer from Ben Davison for the second Wilder fight, has revealed his plan to get Fury back in prime shape for the unification bout.
SugarHill, speaking via the MyBettingSites.co.uk blog, said: ‘Remember the movie Diggstown with Louis Gossett Jr, he had to fight ten guys within days or something.
And SugarHill Steward has made the light-hearted suggestion about fine-tuning his fighter
The Gypsy King has not fought in over a year, when he beat Deontay Wilder in February 2020
‘Let’s get Tyson to do that. Let’s put him in there for a fight a month. If he’s ready let’s give him a fight a month against the top ten guys and take on each contender. Old school boxing like Ray Robinson, they fought, then they fought three weeks later.’
Diggstown sees a conman take up a bet on being able to knockout 10 boxers in one day. SugarHill, nephew of boxing great Emmanuel Steward, added that ‘old school’ Fury, not one to shirk a challenge, is open to the idea.
‘Why not fight if you stay ready? What a challenge and what statement that would be. A lot of fighters want to fight once or twice a year, but if you’re ready why not fight?
‘I told Tyson that and he just smiled. I don’t think he’d mind it. He just smiled and laughed, one of those Tyson Fury laughs. Tyson’s a throwback fighter, he likes all that old school stuff.’
SugarHill is credited with helping conjure up Fury’s superb game plan to dethrone knockout artist Wilder, and will be tasked with creating a strategy to undo Joshua.
SugarHill is relishing the prospect of making a blueprint to defeat knockout artist Joshua
The American played an integral role in helping Fury defeat the all-conquering Wilder
The American praised AJ, who he described as a ‘dangerous package’, adding that he is relishing the prospect of getting to work on a game plan.
‘Anthony Joshua is one of the top fighters in the division, one of the top fighters in the world, with his skills and experience. He’s one of those guys who keeps practicing,’ he added.
‘It’s going to be a tough fight. He’s got a ton of experience, he’s got the height, good balance, good power, timing – there’s so much that Anthony Joshua has – that’s a very dangerous package.
‘You have to prepare for so many different styles with Tyson Fury, that makes things a lot more difficult. I am eager to prepare for anybody whether it’d be Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, I’m eager to do that with anybody. That’s the excitement, that’s the thrill. It’s like a rush.’
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