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Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk: Fury's trainer predicts early drama

Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk: Fury's trainer predicts early dramaRichard Pelham/Getty Images
A historic fight takes place tomorrow.

Tyson Fury’s trainer, SugarHill Steward, believes that his man will put Oleksandr Usyk on his back in the first round.

Fury is six inches taller than his Ukrainian counterpart, and many people believe his superior strength will carry him to victory.

The pair of them fight on Saturday, May 18, live on DAZN. The winner will become the first heavyweight champion of the four-belt era.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he predicted: "Jab, and then a feint and a jab, boom!"

Discussing his approach to coaching, he added: "It's the basic fundamentals that nobody teaches.

"The proper fundamentals of boxing to take care of yourself. That's the first thing. For me as a trainer, it's for me to teach this fighter how to take care of his or herself. That's my main goal, it's nothing else.

"That's just the way I look at it. I'm teaching this fighter how to take care of himself, how to hit and not be hit. How to think. Just give them the best chance they can get. These things are just not taught."

Steward believes the fight is going to be decided by the superior footwork shown by either fighter.

"I believe that's going to tell the fight, the footwork," Steward said. "I think it's just the footwork. If you've ever seen me train I don't look at the fighter, I look at the feet, the feet tell me everything.

"I just believe it's going to be one of those fights, it's a footwork fight and makes it interesting. I'm happy to see it. I want to see what's going to happen."

Live on DAZN: Fury vs. Usyk on May 18.  Click here for details.

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