Tyson Fury has reunited with his trainer, SugarHill Steward, ahead of his proposed bout with Oleksandr Usyk.
Steward touched down in the UK with his latest fighter, Lawrence Okolie, ahead of the WBO Cruiserweight World Champion’s title defence against David Light on March 25.
The pair have been training in Miami for what will be their first contest as a trainer-fighter partnership.
Despite still having fight week to navigate with Okolie, Steward squeezed in a trip to meet ‘The Gypsy King’ not long after arriving, and fans will be optimistic that it’s to talk tactics for the Usyk fight.
Fury captioned the photo with his coach ‘the brothers of destruction’ and asked fans to name a more dynamic duo.
Using the hashtag ‘undisputed’ is another good sign for fans that he’s serious about the four-belt clash with the elite Ukrainian.
Should it go ahead, it will be Fury’s fifth fight with the trainer in his corner. The first four all ended in stoppage, as per the legendary Kronk-style that SugarHill learned from his uncle, Manny Steward, who trained the last heavyweight undisputed king, Lennox Lewis.
The pair have been confident in the past of a knockout victory to make history in the division, with Fury believing Usyk is just too small to compete with a man his size.
If Usyk was feeling the pressure, he hasn’t shown it one bit. He accepted Fury’s purse split demand of just 30% in his favour, and has been in training since December for the legacy-defining clash.
Whilst contracts aren’t signed and no official announcement has been made, Fury’s link up with Steward can only mean good things for the fight.