Tyson Fury’s trainer recalls his emotions during knockdowns by Deontay Wilder

Sugar Hill Steward has recalled his confidence that Tyson Fury would recover from a fourth round double-knockdown in his victory over Deontay Wilder.

The 'Gypsy King' showed incredible character to rise from the canvas again in Las Vegas to end his trilogy with the 'Bronze Bomber'.

And his victory represented the end of a three-year rivalry as Fury cemented his place at the summit of the heavyweight division.

But despite being knocked down, Steward recalled his calm reaction and encouraged Fury to use his jab to restore his control in the following stanza.

"I thought: 'Get yourself together, get up. Don't make that mistake again'," he told Sky Sports. "I saw that he was OK.

"It's just instinct. The round is still going on. Maybe what I want to say is gone because something else happens which is more important to tell him. You can't do anything right then.

"I just have to react. My main thing after that round? Breathe. Get his breathing together, get nice and relaxed before the next round.

"I was 100 percent comfortable that he was OK and he proved it by controlling from the fifth round."

Fury began working with Steward after his first meeting with Wilder when he parted company with Ben Davison.

And his positive results on his style were immediate securing a rematch victory in the most emphatic style, with a brutal seven-round beatdown.

But Steward believes the pair have a "dynamic" relationship and insists the credit must be passed to the lineal champion.


"Me and Tyson are a great team, the dynamic duo," he continued. "People try to give me credit but I pass it straight onto Tyson.

"Lots of trainers give the right instructions but if the fighter doesn't do it? Then it's not worth talking about. When I tell him what to do, he does it.

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"It must be a special relationship – a bond – for a person to respond to you. I can't sit here taking credit although I do know what people are talking about. I couldn't do it without him. Just like he couldn't do it without me."

Fury will now take time away to rest and recover after the brutal war with Wilder on his American return and has returned to the UK in his new plush family home with wife Paris and his children.

As he settles back into his routine, Fury has hinted at the possibility of retirement after pointing out his recent achievements.

Although British heavyweight Dillian Whyte is waiting in the wings for a shot at the 'Gypsy King' if ruled by the WBC.

Fury could still be interested in a shot at the undisputed belts if Anthony Joshua can progress beyond Oleksandr Usyk in a rematch.

But any potential bout between them could be without the WBA 'super' belt with mandatory challenger Robert Helenius planning to derail a fight for all the straps.

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