Tyson Fury's trainer drops comeback hint after it emerges he is still training despite retirement

  • Tom Ward

Tyson Fury still can’t seem to stop himself from training – less than a month after announcing his retirement from boxing.

The WBC heavyweight world champion kept his unbeaten record intact at Wembley Stadium on April 23, after he knocked Dillian Whyte out in round six.

But afterwards Fury – fighting for the first time on UK soil since August 2018 – announced he would be hanging up his gloves.

The decision took many people by surprise but apparently not his head coach SugarHill Steward, who admitted that he saw it coming.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “For me it was very simple. It was like ‘okay, that’s what you want to do? That’s fine’.

“Tyson came to me and wanted to win the Deontay Wilder rematch, I helped him do that, I was okay with that. Now his decision to retire I’m happy to help him with that too.

“We barbeque, we take trash out to the tip, we just live regular right now. He still trains, he still works out, it’s something he loves to do, I’m happy with his decision and for him to be able to be with his family and spend time with them.

Tyson Fury pictured with his wife Paris Fury

“This man has been working his whole life doing that to have his family be a part of that. Being able to take care of them, do things and have adventures with them. I’m very happy for him.

“It’s just his choice. There’s something inside his brain, his head telling him to retire. I have to respect that 100 per cent.”

But Steward also reckons there’s a small chance the Gypsy King could fight again after the win, leaving his fighting career up in the air.

The Kronk Gym trainer feels if Fury receives the right offer that makes the most sense financially, he could be tempted to come back for one more fight.

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He continued: “There are a lot of fighters that have been retired and come out of retirement. There are a lot of fighters that have been retired and stay retired. It’s just up to Tyson Fury, I stand by his decision.

“For him being retired I’m happy because that’s what he wants. I know a lot of the retirement has to do with not getting the fights he wants and it’s really mentally challenging to be offered fights and go through negotiations for fights and then for them to fall through at the end.

“These things happen to many fighters around the world. You wouldn’t expect it to happen on this big a stage but it does happen and it’s something fighters have to deal with.

“We on the outside sometimes don’t understand that. We just say ‘if he gets the fight he’ll come back’, it’s not as easy as being on the outside going through what happens on the inside. But it’s the sport he loves so much, and it’s hurting him like that.

“Those things have to be taken into consideration and respected.”

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