Tyson Fury has revealed his intentions to build from the ground up when ‘The Gypsy King’ links up with Sugarhill Steward later this month.
The 30 year-old is preparing to challenge Deontay Wilder for the WBC heavyweight championship for a second time after the pair fought out a draw thirteen months ago.
Fury will be competing in his third world title bout and decided to make a change after five outings with Ben Davison.
Steward comes in after the pair briefly worked together when Fury was the English champion a decade ago.
Wanting to get back his Eye of the Tiger mentality, as a result, Fury is starting from scratch.
“We’re going to go back to basics,” Fury said on ESPN’s College GameDay. “I trained with SugarHill Steward back in 2010. We got on like a house on fire.
On Davison and previously working with uncle Peter Fury, he added: “I was going a little bit stale, repetitive, doing the same things day in, day out for years. I needed a change.”
Speaking to WBN last month, Steward outlined how the link-up came about.
“We worked a lot, what 10 years ago now,” Steward told WBN. “Tyson was living with me and Emmanuel for about a month.
“He also spent time in training camp with Wladimir Klitschko in Austria. That’s when we worked. But we had a great relationship, a great training method and everything else.
“Obviously, you know he called me. So he wants to be back doing some technical things like how Emanuel did it and myself.”
The long-awaited rematch of heavyweight titans is set. Undefeated WBC champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and unbeaten lineal champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury will continue their rivalry in the ring on Saturday, February 22 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in a historic, joint FOX Sports PPV & ESPN+ PPV.
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Wilder vs. Fury II has been highly anticipated since their first meeting. Wilder retained his title via split draw after Fury miraculously rose from a 12th-round knockdown to finish the fight. It is one of the most memorable moments in heavyweight history. It has raised the historical stakes heading into the rematch February 22.