Tyson Fury’s trainer, SugarHill Steward, has assured fans that they want to fight to best as negotiations with the heavyweight division’s other champion, Oleksandr Usyk, reach boiling point.
Fury has held the WBC belt since dethroning Deontay Wilder in February of 2022. Since then, he has beaten the American again, and defended the title against Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora.
His link up with Steward has been fan-friendly – the partnership has produced four stoppages in four fights – but match ups against the likes of Derek Chisora do little to test ‘The Gypsy King.’
Speaking to iD Boxing News, Steward said that Fury’s drive in the sport is still all there.
“Hell, he wanted to start working after the last fight. Tyson’s always wanting to work. He’s a man’s man. He wants to fight regularly, but those things are not always possible.
He wants to fight the top and the best guys, and those things aren’t always possible. We can only do what we’re allowed to do. You can’t control someone else and what they want to do.”
Failure to make the Usyk fight will be a huge blemish on the modern heavyweight division.
That one contest is the final obstacle in crowning an undisputed champion for the first time since Lennox Lewis, and there’s seemingly only a dispute about a financial split stopping it from going ahead on April 29 at Wembley Stadium.
Fury’s UK promoter, Frank Warren, has confirmed that the teams are still working towards the same goal, however in his most recent update he admitted that if the fight wasn’t made soon, they’d have to look elsewhere for an opponent.
To really cement his legacy, it’s widely believed that Fury should face Usyk, Anthony Joshua and Joe Joyce at least before hanging up the gloves for real – and falling at the first hurdle won’t bode well.