Tyson Fury trainer SugarHill Steward reveals the Gypsy King is still training despite his retirement

Tyson Fury’s trainer SugarHill Steward reveals the Gypsy King is still training despite insisting he will retire after his win over Dillian Whyte… as he points out that “fighters come back” despite respecting the heavyweight champion’s decision

  • Tyson Fury stopped Dillian Whyte in the sixth round of their clash last month
  • The Gypsy King reiterated after the fight that he would retire from boxing
  • Coach SugarHill Steward revealed Fury is still training despite his retirement
  • Steward also insisted he supported Fury’s decision to retire from boxing.

Tyson Fury trainer SugarHill Steward has revealed the Gypsy King is still training despite being confirmed to retire after his win over Dillian Whyte.

The world heavyweight champion stopped Whyte in the sixth round of their clash in front of 94,000 spectators at Wembley Stadium last month.

After the fight, he reiterated his intention to retire from boxing, saying he wanted to “sit down and enjoy life” with his family.

Tyson Fury ended his career the day after his victory over Dillian Whyte

SugarHill Steward revealed Fury is still training despite retiring from boxing

Steward, however, told Sky Sports that Fury is still active in the gym and is “very happy” with the heavyweight’s decision to retire.

He said: “We have barbecues, we take the rubbish to the landfill, we just live regularly at the moment. He’s still training, he’s still training, it’s something he loves to do, I’m happy with his decision and that he can be with his family and spend time with them.

“This man has worked his whole life to make his family part of it. Being able to take care of them, do things and have adventures with them. I am very happy for him.

Steward went on to say he stands by Fury’s decision, but added that many fighters come out of retirement.

Fury shared a video with his fans last week telling them how happy he is in retirement

Fury shared a video with his fans last week telling them how happy he is in retirement

He said: “There are a lot of fighters who have retired and are coming out of retirement. There are a lot of fighters who have retired and are staying 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 retirement is about not getting the fights he wants and that’s really hard mentally being offered fights and negotiating fights and then failing them in the end.

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

Fury retained his title in impressive style with a brutal uppercut to send his opponent to the canvas.

The win keeps him on course for the undisputed crown, with talks of a fight with WBA, IBF and WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk or Anthony Joshua following their expected rematch.

The 33-year-old, however, claimed he had promised his wife, Paris, that he would retire from the sport.

“I have to be a man of my word. I think that’s it,’ Fury said after winning at Wembley.

The Gypsy King beat Whyte with a superb uppercut in the sixth round of their fight

The Gypsy King beat Whyte with a superb uppercut in the sixth round of their fight

Trainer Steward told Sky Sports that 'a lot of fighters' are coming out of retirement

Trainer Steward told Sky Sports that ‘a lot of fighters’ are coming out of retirement

‘This could be the last curtain for the Gypsy King. What a way out. I accomplished everything I wanted to accomplish, I will retire as the second heavyweight champion after Rocky Marciano to retire undefeated.

Fury, who has previously hinted at future exhibition fights and even a move to mixed martial arts and WWE, added: ‘I promised my lovely wife Paris of 14 years that after the third fight (Deontay) Wilder, that would be it. And I meant it. We had a war. It was a great trilogy.

“But I was offered to fight at Wembley at home, and I think I owed it to the fans, I owed it to every single person in the UK to come here and fight at Wembley. Now it’s all done.

Fury posted on Instagram on Wednesday showing himself inside the boxing ring at the gym

Fury posted on Instagram on Wednesday showing himself inside the boxing ring at the gym

Fury took to social media last week to tell his followers how much he is enjoying his retirement.

“Just finished a great four mile run on the boardwalk,” Fury said, alongside a “blessed” caption. “I sweated well.”

He added: “Very very happy and claiming to be retired, for a long time. I am enjoying my retirement so much.

Kristen T. Prall