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Sugar Hill Coy On Fury Retirement Talk, Predicts Knockout Against Whyte

Trainer Sugar Hill was coy on any retirement talk surrounding the future of Tyson Fury after his fight with Dillian Whyte.

Fury, the WBC heavyweight champion, will defend his title for a second time at Wembley Stadium on April 23 against his mandatory challenger. 

The 33-year-old told the media at the launch press conference that his 33rd fight will be his last and plans to sail off into the sunset leaving the sport behind.

Speaking to BT Sport, Fury’s trainer said: “That’s what he said at that time. Whatever he says at that time that’s what it is. As you know everybody in the world changes their mind. So, it just depends how much you really put thought into what he said or anybody else. Nobody believes Tyson anyway so what difference does it make?”

Fury and Hill are just under four weeks away from the fight against Whyte. The WBC Interim champion refused to show up for the opening press conference much to the anger of Fury’s co-promoters Frank Warren and Bob Arum.

“I don’t know what the opponent Dillian is thinking, maybe he has a plan when he sees him. Tyson doesn’t have a plan,” said Hill.

The nephew of the great Emmanuel Steward has turned Fury from a clever and elusive boxer to something of a wrecking ball as shown in fights two and three of the Deontay Wilder trilogy. During the interview Hill didn’t get drawn into what Whyte’s strength are and instead kept matters plain and simple particularly when it came to a fight prediction.

“We don’t know what Dillian Whyte is gonna do when he comes in that fight and it’s just a matter of making those adjustments and being able to make those adjustments. In every fight, it’s not just one game plan, you go in there with everything you’ve got and use those tools as you need whenever you need to use them. Obviously, the one thing on our mind is the knockout. Definitely that.”