Tony Bellew has given his analysis on the evolution of Tyson Fury’s style under SugarHill Steward, describing it as one of the best he’s ever seen in the sport.
Fury linked up with Steward ahead of his second fight with Deontay Wilder back in 2020, where fans first saw the change in ‘The Gypsy King’ from a slick, back foot fighter to the come forward, knockout artist who put away Wilder twice and then Derek Chisora and Dillian Whyte in 2022.
And in a recent interview with JOE, Bellew admitted he never envisaged such a drastic transition from Fury.
“Since linking up with Sugar Hill Steward, Tyson Fury’s style has evolved massively. He’s no longer a feather fisted fighter, he’s a heavy handed, aggressive counter puncher.”
“That’s the Kronk style that’s been implemented on him. I think it’s one of the best transformations I’ve ever seen in a fighter, if I’m honest.”
“I didn’t think he would be the fighter he is right now, with the style that he’s got. I thought he’d always be a big, awkward heavyweight that is a nightmare to fight. But now is a big, awkward dangerous heavyweight – he’s added strings to his bow.”
“I think he’s a brilliant fighter.”
Fury’s new style looks set to be put to the biggest possible test this spring, with talks for an undisputed world title fight with Oleksandr Usyk reportedly nearing a close.
The Middle East and Wembley Stadium are believed to be the two frontrunners to land the fight, which would be the first undisputed heavyweight world title fight since 1999.