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Fury KO’s Whyte: who is Tyson Fury’s trainer, SugarHill Steward?

Saturday night’s huge fight between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte got underway in London, England in an electric atmosphere, one the trainers need to manage.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Tyson Fury holds onto Dillian Whyte during the WBC World Heavyweight Title Fight between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium on April 23, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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The fight had been much anticipated and Tyson Fury was clearly physiqued for the battle against his English opponent, Dillian Whyte, slowly showing his dominance in the early rounds.

And that prowess showed in the sixth round with an uppercut to the chin, Whyte going down, attempting to get back up, but it was clear that it was over.

Who is Tyson Fury’s trainer: SugarHill Steward?

The man responsible for keeping Tyson’s head in the fight, or at least one of the main ones, is SugarHill Steward. The American trainer has been with Fury since 2019 and has coached him to winning the WBC and The Ring titles, beating Deontay Wilder in their first fight together in February 2020, then repeating it in October of the following year.

The demolition of Whyte, though, was their first in the UK.

Steward, known as Javan ‘Sugar’ Hill until 2019 with the name change a nod to his uncle who passed away in 2012. Emanuel Steward was of the International Boxing Hall of Fame trainer, who worked out of the iconic Kronk Gym, which is where SugarHill and Fury met in 2010.

He had previously worked as a chef and a police officer before following his uncle into training boxers full time. With Tyson he has really bonded and now the question is if Fury will keep the winning partnership going.

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