According to The Sun, veteran trainer SugarHill Steward has arrived in the UK to start training WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. This is the first time the two are training together since the coronavirus pandemic erupted in March. Fury is getting ready for a trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder, which is targeted to take place on the tentative date of December 19th in Las Vegas.
Fury and Wilder collided in a rematch back in February at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand. After fighting to a controversial twelve round split draw in December of 2018, Fury captured the WBC title when he dropped Wilder twice and eventually stopped in the seventh round of their second bout. Wilder had an immediate rematch clause, which he exercised in the aftermath.
SugarHill, the nephew of Hall of Fame trainer Emmanuel Steward, replaced Fury’s trainer Ben Davison just two months before the rematch with Wilder was scheduled to take place. Davison had prepared Fury for the first five fights of his comeback, which began to take shape in late 2017. His departure was shocking to observers, but the pairing with Steward has worked out so far.