Tyson Fury’s trainer predicts when boxing star will knock out Anthony Joshua

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    Tyson Fury’s trainer has predicted his fighter will knock out Anthony Joshua early into their mega unification clash. SugarHill Steward is not a man known for making bold claims and is a lot more understated than his charismatic fighter.

    But the American trainer – who is the nephew and former colleague of the legendary trainer Emanuel Steward – didn’t hold back when he was asked for his prediction should the two Brits meet in 2021.

    “I think you know the answer: Tyson Fury knocks out Anthony Joshua,” Steward stated in an interview with the Boxing Social YouTube channel.

    When he was then pressed for which round it would happen in, Steward replied “Early.”

    Fury is known as one of the most outspoken characters in boxing but his trainer is a lot more reserved, so the bold claim came as a bit of a surprise.

    But the former Detroit police officer gave an indication of why he may have made the claim later in the interview as he showed his mischievous side.

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    Tyson Fury with trainer SugarHill Steward to his right.

    Tyson Fury with trainer SugarHill Steward to his right. (Image: GETTY)

    He said: “So now me saying that, when people start to prepare for that fight, people will say ‘hey, I’m not going to let him knock me out early. I’ll be cautious’.

    “I don’t know, I’m just messing around. You could go into that fight and try to be cautious and still get caught or you could go in there and try to get him out first.

    “It is all about the game plan and the strategy.

    “I’m throwing something out there for anyone who wants it.”

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    SugarHill Steward with his former fighter Adonis Stevenson.

    SugarHill Steward with his former fighter Adonis Stevenson. (Image: GETTY)

    Joshua currently holds the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO world titles and with Fury the WBC champion, a contest between the pair in 2021 would provide the opportunity to become the first unified heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 2020.

    But the trainer from the iconic Kronk Gym is laid back when it comes to Fury’s opponents this year.

    “I want to see him fight whoever the best is,” Steward said.

    “There are some top guys in the division. I would definitely like to see him fight Anthony Joshua and I would definitely like to see him in another fight with Deontay Wilder.

    “It doesn’t really matter to me and I would just like to see Tyson fight the best fighters in the world and the best competition.

    Tyson Fury knocked out Deontay WIlder in February.

    Tyson Fury knocked out Deontay WIlder in February. (Image: GETTY)

    “Any fighter who has worked their way up to be the best fighter and the best challenge, that is who I would like to see fight Tyson Fury.”

    Steward started working with Fury in December 2019 after being introduced by mutual friend and former Kronk fighter Andy Lee.

    Three months later, Fury reclaimed his WBC crown when he knocked out Wilder in the seventh round.

    When asked if Joshua posed more of a risk to Fury than Wilder, Steward replied: “No I can’t say that.

    “Everyone is on a top level and you need to go into these fights taking everyone as if they pose the biggest threat. Period.”

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