‘Retired Tyson Fury trains, does workouts’

By Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor, Abuja

The trainer of Tyson Fury, Sugar Hill Steward, said the undefeated professional boxer still trains fervently despite calling it a day after knocking out Dillian Whyte to retain the WBC heavyweight title The Trumpet gathered.

Fury hailed as the Gypsy King, revealed after the bout that saw him extend his undefeated record to 33 in April, that he needed to retire in one piece to spend more quality time with his family.

According to Steward, who trained the 33-year-old boxer to knock out Deontay Wilder in a bout held at T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada, USA in October last year, he respects the decision taken by the WBC champion.

The boxing trainer noted that they do spend quality time together where they barbecue together, asserting that Fury is still very active in the gym.

“Tyson came to me and wanted to win the Deontay Wilder rematch, I helped him do that, I was okay with that. Now his decision to retire I’m happy to help him with that too,” Steward told Sky Sports.

“We barbeque, we take trash out to the tip, we just live regular right now. He still trains, he still works out, it’s something he loves to do, I’m happy with his decision and for him to be able to be with his family and spend time with them.

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“This man has been working his whole life doing that to have his family be a part of that. Being able to take care of them, do things and have adventures with them. I’m very happy for him.

“It’s just his choice. There’s something inside his brain, his head telling him to retire. I have to respect that 100 per cent,” he added.

However, sports lovers and boxing promoters are mounting pressure on the adamant Fury to come out of retirement and take on UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, who was in the ring to cheer him up after he defeated Dillian Whyte.

Moreover, if the Gypsy King had not retired, he would have fought, in a unification bout, whoever wins in the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk.

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