Fury’s trainer drops retirement bombshell after historic Wilder win

SugarHill Steward has revealed he is on the brink of retirement after guiding Tyson Fury to a sensational win over Deontay Wilder.

Fourteen months on from his controversial draw with Wilder – when he outboxed the champion only for two knockdowns to deny him the famous green belt – Fury had vowed to take the fight to the American.

He did just that in Las Vegas, flooring the champion twice and completely dominating the action before Wilder's corner threw the towel in to save the despairing, bewildered champion from more punishment.

And Steward, who linked up with Fury in the build-up to this fight after the British boxer ditched ex-trainer Ben Davison, clearly feels he has reached the pinnacle of his career.

Speaking to BT Sport: "I'm thinking about retiring after this fight – there's nothing else for me to do.

"I'm going to go home and train amateurs. I want to bring up some more champions."

Following the win, Fury credited Steward with helping him master a gameplan that ultimately helped him become a two-time world champion.

Fury said: “What I did didn’t work last time. A draw is a failure in my book because I didn’t win. I wanted a KO and the only way I could guarantee a win was by knockout.

"SugarHill told me that I could knock him out and I believed him. He told me I would knock him out.

“I felt Deontay’s jab had improved. I was very impressed with his double jab and credit to his team for that.”

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