Tyson Fury’s trainer SugarHill Steward reveals the Gypsy King is still training despite insisting he will retire after win over Dillian Whyte… as he makes the point that ‘fighters do come back’ despite respecting the heavyweight champion’s decision
- Tyson Fury stopped Dillian Whyte in the sixth round of their clash last month
- The Gypsy King reiterated after the bout that he will retire from boxing
- Trainer SugarHill Steward has revealed Fury is still training despite retirement
- Steward also insisted he stands by Fury’s decision to retire from boxing
Tyson Fury’s trainer SugarHill Steward has revealed the Gypsy King is still training despite confirming plans to retire after his victory over Dillian Whyte.
The world heavyweight champion stopped Whyte in the sixth round of their clash in front of 94,000 spectators at Wembley Stadium last month.
After the fight, he reiterated his plans to retire from boxing, saying he wanted to ‘sit back and enjoy life’ with his family.
Tyson Fury called time on his career in the aftermath of his victory against Dillian Whyte
SugarHill Steward has revealed that Fury is still training despite retiring from boxing
Steward, though, has told Sky Sports that Fury is still active in the gym and is ‘very happy’ with the heavyweight’s decision to retire.
He said: ‘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.
‘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.’
Steward went on to say that he stands by Fury’s decision, but did throw in the point that a lot of fighters come out of retirement.
Fury shared a video with his fans last week to tell them how happy he is in retirement
He said: ‘There are a lot of fighters that have been retired and come out of retirement. There are a lot of fighters that have been retired and stay retired. It’s just up to Tyson Fury, I stand by his decision.
‘For him being retired I’m happy because that’s what he wants. I know a lot of the retirement has to do with not getting the fights he wants and it’s really mentally challenging to be offered fights and go through negotiations for fights and then for them to fall through at the end.
‘These things happen to many fighters around the world. You wouldn’t expect it to happen on this big a stage but it does happen and it’s something fighters have to deal with.’
Fury retained his title in impressive style with a brutal uppercut to send his opponent to the canvas.
The win keeps him on course for the undisputed crown, with talks of a bout with WBA, IBF and WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk or Anthony Joshua, after their expected rematch.
The 33-year-old though had claimed he had made promises to his wife, Paris, that he would retire from the sport.
‘I have to be a man of my word. I think this is it,’ Fury said after his win at Wembley.
The Gypsy King beat Whyte with a stunning uppercut in the sixth round of their fight
Trainer Steward has told Sky Sports that ‘lots of fighters’ do come out of retirement
‘This might be the final curtain for the Gypsy King. What a way to go out. I’ve fulfilled everything I’ve wanted to achieve, I’m going to retire as only the second heavyweight champion after Rocky Marciano to retire undefeated.’
Fury, who has previously hinted at future exhibition fights and even a switch to Mixed Martial Arts and WWE, added: ‘I promised my lovely wife Paris of 14 years that after the (Deontay) Wilder third fight, that would be it. And I meant it. We had a war. It was a great trilogy.
‘But I got offered to fight at Wembley at home, and I believe that I owed it to the fans, I owed it to every person in the United Kingdom to come here and fight at Wembley. Now it’s all done.’
Fury posted on Instagram on Wednesday showing himself inside the boxing ring at the gym
Fury took to social media last week to tell his followers just how much he is enjoying his retirement.
‘Just finished a lovely four mile run across the promenade,’ Fury said, alongside a caption of ‘blessed’. ‘Got a great sweat on.’
He added: ‘Very very happy and contended to be retired, a long time coming. I’m so much enjoying my retirement.’