After Tyson Fury’s stunning victory over Deontay Wilder, it has emerged what his corner told him moments before the towel was thrown in.
Wilder’s team stopped the fight in seventh round after a dominant performance from Fury, who had his head coach SugarHill Steward, cutman Jacob ‘Stitch’ Duran and trainer Andy Lee in his corner.
Lee admitted Steward only had one criticism for Fury through-out the fight and revealed the final instruction from his head coach before the Gypsy King stopped Wilder.
‘Before round seven SugarHill said to him, “You know what to do, left jab, left jab, feint, feint, step back, one two”. And he went out and did it. It was perfect,’ Lee told IFL TV.
‘He said what he had to say very directly. The only criticism he had for Tyson at the start was his step back was too slow.
‘He needed to take a quicker step back and back in to him. He did that after the first round, Tyson made that adjustment.
‘Once we got into the six round he said, “Go and get him out of there, what are you waiting around [for]?” Similar to what Emanuel (Steward) would say, but not as animated.
‘He just told him to go and get him out of there.’
Fury is now back in the UK and gave his first interview on home soil since becoming the new WBC and Ring Magazine heavyweight champion.
The 31-year-old plans to retire after two more fights and hopes to take on Anthony Joshua in a unification bout before the end of the year.
But after Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn claimed a deal for the fight was close, Frank Warren revealed there were yet to be any talks over the unification showdown.
‘All this rubbish about a deal almost being done, there ain’t no deal done. It’s misleading the public,’ Warren told IFL TV at a press conference on Friday.
‘I’ve not had a single conversation. Bob (Arum) said yesterday he’s not had a conversation. There’s only one person who says there’s been a conversation.’
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