Tyson Fury's Trainer Makes Worrying Claim Ahead Of Deontay Wilder Rematch
Tyson Fury's trainer Sugar Hill Steward has admitted 'The Gypsy King' may not be at 100% for his fight with Deontay Wilder.
The build-up to Saturday's rematch has been marred with rumours that Fury has been suffering with niggling injuries.
Sugar Hill admitted that the 31-year-old won't be entering the fight at 100% but still backs him to get the job done.
He also took a jab at Eddie Hearn who recently changed his fight prediction based on 'what he'd heard'.
"Whatever Eddie says is true. I don't wanna argue with Eddie Hearn or anybody that's saying that Tyson's injured and stuff like that," he told Behind The Gloves.
"With Tyson, he could be [injured], could be or maybe not. Nobody comes into a fight 100%. So that's just being honest.
"Every fighter, and not even fighters, in every sport. If you train hard, everybody has some kind of an injury, some kind of nick, and that's just the truth.
"But they go on with it. That's part of being a champion, that's part of the game, the sport game."
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"You see the soccer players, they fall down like their leg is broke, they get up about 45 seconds later they're back running full speed like it never happened - but I'm thinking they need a doctor! They need to get carried out on an ambulance on a stretcher!
"They play with those injuries, but still very competitive, still scoring, still doing what they have to do because they've been training for this.
"They've been going through and working at this sport with injuries their whole life, that's what builds that person."
Saturday's rematch is the next chapter in an iconic saga between Fury and Wilder, which began back in 2012 on social media.
BT Sport has dropped a new promo on Thursday that documents the heated rivalry between the pair.
Deontay Wilder's road to #WilderFury2 started just under eight years ago with a callout on Twitter :eyes:
On Saturday he meets Tyson Fury in the ring once again :raised_hands: pic.twitter.com/xRteil48ha
- Boxing on BT Sport (@BTSportBoxing) February 20, 2020
Do you think Fury will come out on top and reclaim his heavyweight crown? Or will Wilder successfully defend his title on Saturday night?
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