SugarHill Steward,Tyson Fury’s Trainer Has Declined The Invitation To Train Anthony Joshua For His Rematch With Oleksandr Usyk.
After Anthony Joshua lost his WBA, WBO, and IBF titles to the Ukrainian southpaw in September, but he exercised his contract’s rematch clause because he wants to reclaim his heavyweight titles in a rematch in the spring.
In preparation for the rematch, Fury made a startling offer to his fellow Brit to ‘teach’ him how to beat Usyk.
‘Yes, fantastic mate, providing he doesn’t charge anything for it.’ I’m not sure if he’s looking for a pound or two. Joshua told iFL TV, “He’s most more welcome to come through the doors, and he can even spar with me.”
But, according to Steward, Fury is ‘100% serious’ about his offer because they want him to beat Usyk.
We are completely committed to assisting Joshua in camp. For starters, we want him to beat Usyk because we want to see Fury fight Joshua, as do all boxing fans across the world,’ Steward told talkSPORT.
‘It’s not a farce or a joke; we’d be delighted to assist Joshua since he’s capable of defeating Usyk in the rematch, and this is nothing new.’ All boxers used to travel to different gyms for help in the old days. This is a sport, and we must approach it as such.
Always remember that when heavyweight boxing is strong, boxing as a whole is strong. Fury vs. Joshua is the most important fight in the sport, and we all know what that would mean for the sport if the two of them fought for the undisputed title. It couldn’t possibly be any bigger.’
The offer came after Fury’s trilogy fight victory over Deontay Wilder last month, and he claimed that he and Steward could devise a strategy to defeat Usyk together.
As a result of AJ’s loss to the Ukrainian, a prospective unification showdown with Fury has been postponed until at least summer 2022, putting Britain’s wait for a first-ever undisputed heavyweight champion in the four-belt era on hold.