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Trainer SugarHill Steward drops huge hint about Tyson Fury's retirement

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Tyson Fury's trainer SugarHill Steward has revealed that the WBC world heavyweight champion is still training despite announcing his retirement from boxing last month. 

After knocking out mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte in front of 94,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, Fury made the decision to hang up the gloves for good.

When speaking to Sky Sports, Steward said he supported his fighter's decision, but believes there is still chance the 33-year-old could make a comeback. 

"For me it was very simple. It was like 'okay, that's what you want to do? That's fine'," Steward said. 

"Tyson came to me and wanted to win the Deontay Wilder rematch, I helped him do that, I was okay with that. Now his decision to retire I'm happy to help him with that too.

"We barbeque, we take trash out to the tip, we just live regular right now. He still trains, he still works out, it's something he loves to do, I'm happy with his decision and for him to be able to be with his family and spend time with them.

"This man has been working his whole life doing that to have his family be a part of that. Being able to take care of them, do things and have adventures with them. I'm very happy for him.

"It's just his choice. There's something inside his brain, his head telling him to retire. I have to respect that 100 per cent."

While there is a clamour from fans for Fury to get back in the ring and potentially face the winner of Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua 2 in an undisputed fight, Steward claimed the complexity of making fights behind the scenes could be one of the reasons why the undefeated heavyweight has no burning desire to return to the sport. 

"There are a lot of fighters that have been retired and come out of retirement. There are a lot of fighters that have been retired and stay retired. It's just up to Tyson Fury, I stand by his decision.

"For him being retired I'm happy because that's what he wants. I know a lot of the retirement has to do with not getting the fights he wants and it's really mentally challenging to be offered fights and go through negotiations for fights and then for them to fall through at the end.

"These things happen to many fighters around the world. You wouldn't expect it to happen on this big a 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 going through what happens on the inside. But it's the sport he loves so much, and it's hurting him like that. Those things have to be taken into consideration and respected."

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