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Tyson Fury trainer SugarHill Steward says ‘The Gypsy King’ retired due to failing big fights as he missed matchups with Anthony Joshua and David Haye during his career.


Tyson Fury retired after his fight with Dillian Whyte saying he wanted to spend time with his family, but ‘The Gypsy King’ trainer SugarHill Steward has revealed there was another reason for which he had hung up his gloves.

Steward thinks the WBC champion is tired of the politics and complications that come with big fights.

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Fury knocked out Whyte in spectacular fashion in the last fight of his career

“For him being retired, I’m happy because that’s what he wants,” Steward told Sky Sports. “I know a lot of retirement has to do with not getting the fights he wants and it’s really tough mentally to be offered fights and negotiate fights and then have them fail at the end.

“These things happen to many fighters around the world. You wouldn’t expect it to happen on such a big stage, but it does happen and it’s something fighters have to deal with.

“We on the outside sometimes don’t understand that. We just say “if he gets the fight, he’ll come back”, it’s not as easy as being on the outside and experiencing what’s going on on the inside.

“But it’s the sport he loves so much, and it hurts him like that. Those things have to be considered and respected.

Fury has been involved in huge competitions including a trio of fights against Deontay Wilder in the United States, as well as a battle with Wladimir Klitschko in Germany.

But “The Gypsy King” also had its share of disappointment when it came to fights that didn’t cross the line.

Tyson Fury trainer SugarHill Steward says ‘The Gypsy King’ retired due to failing big fights as he missed matchups with Anthony Joshua and David Haye during his career.

Fury and Joshua were due to fight last summer before the fight fell through

The negotiations for the Whyte fight alone were enough to give Fury a headache, as we saw disputes over purse sharing, tickets, promotional rights and almost anything else that could have been discussed.

The chaos of the negotiations was best summed up by the explosive row between Fury promoter Frank Warren and Dillian Whyte’s lawyer, which took place live on talkSPORT.

We also saw Fury agonizingly close to a fight for the undisputed all-British world heavyweight title, with Anthony Joshua, before negotiations came to an abrupt halt.

Fury and Joshua had agreed terms to fight last summer and as far as their promoters were saying, the only aspect of the deal that hadn’t been finalized was the location.

Tyson Fury trainer SugarHill Steward says ‘The Gypsy King’ retired due to failing big fights as he missed matchups with Anthony Joshua and David Haye during his career.

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Fury and Haye went through all the pre-fight prep but never met in the ring

Then the final blow struck, as the judge in charge of arbitration between Fury and Wilder ruled that ‘The Gypsy King’ was contractually obligated to fight ‘The Bronze Bomber’ in a trilogy bout.

Subsequently, Joshua fought his mandatory challenger, Oleksandr Usyk, and lost, triggering a rematch to take place in July this year, further postponing a potential Fury vs AJ clash to the point that it may not happen again. never.

Going back even further, Fury was set to fight David Haye twice, but both times the fight fell through.

The pair were originally due to meet in September 2013, but six days before the contest was to start it was canceled after Haye suffered a cut above his left eye which required six stitches.

The fight was rescheduled for February 2014, but once again the heavyweights failed to enter the ring, as Haye underwent shoulder surgery and the fight never materialized.

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