Tyson Fury's trainer says 'his ankles were a mess' before Deontay Wilder rematch

Tyson Fury and SugarHill Steward celebrate beating Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury delivered arguably the greatest performance in British boxing history on Saturday night when he defeated Deontay Wilder by TKO in the seventh round.

The Brit arrived in Las Vegas to take on the seemingly indestructible Bronze Bomber in a bout which many thought Fury could only win by taking it the full 12 rounds.

Wilder's punch power was all set to the decisive weapon, but it was Fury's vicious swings and iron jabs that brought the American to his knees.

The Gypsy King schooled Wilder for seven rounds, knocking him down on three occasions and delivering a series of powerful body shots - ones which really made you wince.

A truly complete performance and one that will live long in the memory. According to his trainer SugarHill Steward, Fury also made history despite carrying injuries in both his ankles.

"We had injuries in camp. Tyson hurt his ankles, they were all messed up - they have pictures of that - he suffered a cut in training camp," he told ESPN.

"He was spotted limping at the UFC thing, so Tyson Fury's the one with all the injuries."

Fury's trainer went on to detail that the Brit had injuries to his elbow and shoulder, stating that ''he wasn't even getting hit to the head in training camp".

Fair play, Tyson.

Fury ditched previous trainer Ben Davison just nine weeks before the fight and to work with an entirely new game plan with Sugar.

Fury with the WBC belt

The focus this time was on power and putting Wilder on the back foot, two things that the Gypsy King delivered to perfection.

The fact he implemented these new strategies against an elite-level opponent while carrying numerous injuries is testament to just how good Fury is.

Wilder's comments about his ring-walk outfit sapping the energy from his legs look even sillier now.

The two will likely meet for a trilogy fight before the end of the year and based on the fight and the comments from Wilder's camp, it's hard to see past another Fury masterclass.

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