Tyson Fury’s trainer SugarHill Steward explains ‘The Gypsy King’s huge weight gain for Deontay Wilder trilogy

Tyson Fury could come in weighing close to 300lbs for his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder with trainer SugarHill Steward insisting the American will not be able to live with the extra strength the champion is now carrying.

‘The Gypsy King’ hit the scales at 273lbs for his second meeting with Wilder in February 2020, 17lbs heavier than their first meeting in 2018.

Having packed on the muscle and developed his power working under Steward in the lead-up to that fight, Fury demolished Wilder in their first rematch, dropping ‘The Bronze Bomber’ twice en route to a seventh-round stoppage win.

And the trainer has warned the reigning champion has packed on the muscle again ahead of Saturday’s trilogy fight in Las Vegas.

“It’s not going to be 300 pounds, it’s probably going to be like 290 or something but not 300 exactly,’ Steward told Vegas Insider.

‘Heavier than last time by 20 pounds or so, why not? The bigger the better, the heavier the stronger.

‘He’s training with that weight, he’s built up. It’s not like he’s just putting on fat, it’s building up muscles.

‘The bigger the better, the heavier the stronger.’

Tyson Fury’s trainer SugarHill Steward explains ‘The Gypsy King’s huge weight gain for Deontay Wilder trilogy

Since that knockout defeat last year, Wilder parted company with the man who threw the towel in that night, former trainer Mark Breland.

Wilder suggested his former trusted coach was part of a plot to spike his water with muscle relaxers before the fight and has since enlisted the services of one of his former opponents Malik Scott.

Wilder and Scott are confident of gaining revenge against Fury with Steward insisting the Fury camp are ready for an improved version of ‘The Bronze Bomber’.

‘I have to consider everything. We’re preparing for the best Deontay Wilder that he can be.

‘Let’s just say he’s improved so much. You can’t go in there and think anything less.

‘We’re preparing for him to come in at the highest peak of his abilities and that’s how we’re training and preparing – for the best Deontay Wilder.’

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