Boxing news: Deontay Wilder reacts to Tyson Fury’s change of trainer as he replaces Ben Davison with SugarHill Steward


Deontay Wilder has shrugged off Tyson Fury’s change of trainer ahead of their upcoming rematch.

The ‘Gypsy King’ announced on Sunday that he had split with Ben Davison – who had guided him for all five fights since his 2018 comeback – and linked up with SugarHill Steward.

Wilder and Fury are scheduled to meet again on February 22

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Wilder and Fury are scheduled to meet again on February 22

Wilder reacted by telling BoxingScene: “I heard about it. He’s trying to do his best to get himself defeated.

“He’s concerned about this fight. He don’t believe the hype around him.

“They seemed like they were cool from what you read, but you hear a lot of different things so who knows what was really going on.

“Sometimes, it just takes that person to take the initiative to say, ‘I gotta go.’

“I don’t know how much you can read into it. But it ain’t gonna matter who he gets. You can’t teach power; you can’t teach speed.

Wilder kept hold of the WBC title in his controversial draw with Fury last December

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Wilder kept hold of the WBC title in his controversial draw with Fury last December

“He’s trying to talk himself into a win. He’s trying to put it in his head that he beat me ten out of 12 rounds.

“I’m not the one going around changing trainers, and taking tune-ups. I’ve been fighting the best. I gave one of my toughest opponents a second opportunity.

“I’ve been holding the heavyweight division down when it comes to excitement.

“Whatever Tyson Fury wants to do with his career and whoever training him, all he’s doing is preparing himself to be added to my career highlight reel.”