Tyson Fury:- Cultured

Background

This is a tough one to write.

But, toughness has to be placed in focus, as well.

 

Tyson Fury

Self

  1. Family Affair
    • John Fury ( Father )
      • Name
        • Tyson Fury was born three months premature and weighed 1 pound.
        • His father, John, named him Tyson after Mike Tyson, who was heavyweight world champion at the time.
          • John said: “The doctors told me there was not much chance of him living. I had lost two daughters in the same way who had been born prematurely.”
          • He decided on Tyson as he was a fighter and survived the premature birth.
    • Hughie Fury ( Uncle )
      • Tyson Fury’s uncle, Hughie Fury, trained him up until he passed away in 2014
    • Peter Fury ( Uncle )
      • Peter Fury ( trainer of son Hughie Fury and Savannah Marshall ), trained Tyson Fury in preparation for his fight against Wladimir Klitschko
    • Shane Fury ( Brother )
      • Tyson Fury’s Brother
    • Tommy Fury ( Brother )
      • Tommy Fury’s mother, Chantal, is of Mauritian descent
        • Mauritius is an Indian Ocean island in East Africa.
        • It is known for its beaches, lagoons, and reefs.
        • The mountainous interior includes Black River Gorges National Park, with rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails, and wildlife like the flying fox.
  2. CornerMen
    • Trainer – SugarHill Steward
      • SugarHill Steward (formerly known as Javan “Sugar” Hill) is an American professional boxing trainer.
      • In his earlier life, he was a Police Officer in the City of Detroit, Michigan.
      • He is the nephew of prolific boxing trainer Emanuel Steward.
      • SugarHill changed his name to honor his uncle in 2019, explaining that he was like a father to him.
      • Steward worked at his uncle’s Kronk Gym, where he first met Tyson Fury in 2010.
      • Upon Emanuel Steward passing in 2021, SugarHill started working with some of his uncle’s former fighters.
      • After Fury parted ways with former trainer Ben Davison in December 2019, Steward was appointed as Fury’s head trainer.
      • After Fury’s victory in a rematch against Deontay Wilder in February 2020, Steward paid tribute to his uncle, saying: “Emanuel Steward is smiling down from heaven. He knew Tyson Fury would become a champion way back then.”
  3. Medical – Diagnosis
    • Self
      • Mental Illness
        • Interview – Frank Bruno
          • In a recent sitdown with former World Heavyweight champion, Frank Bruno, Tyson Fury went into his former dark places with mental illness
          • Frank Bruno, as always, was very open and preparative
          • Boxing requires regiment and discipline
          • To those who succeed at the highest levels, there is cheering of the crowd
          • He said to Tyson Fury, Mental Illness gets worse upon retirement
          • It is very difficult to walk away from the celebratory
      • Covid
        • Twice diagnosed with Covid
    • Daughter
      • Tyson Fury has a newborn daughter
      • Just a few weeks old
      • She was held back in the hospital due to health issues

Opponents

Deontray Wilder

Second Fight ( Fight II )

Reasons Deontray Cited for Losing

Andreas Hale writing for the Sporting News has a well-written piece.

It is titled “Ranking all of the excuses and conspiracies made by Deontay Wilder after losing to Tyson Fury”.

Link

  1. Referee favoritism
    • Wilder accused referee Kenny Bayless of favoring Fury in the 2020 rematch.
    • According to Wilder, Bayless was allowing Fury to get away with cheating while the rules were only there for Wilder to follow.
    • “Bayless had come in my dressing room, looked me in my eyes, and said if I hit Fury in the back of the head – a rabbit punch – or hit off of the break, he would disqualify me or deduct two points from me,” Wilder said to The Athletic. “I guess those rules just applied to me because they didn’t apply to my opponent.
    • “(Fury) hit me in the back of the neck and the head all night and Bayless didn’t do anything about it, to the point I got lumps and bruises. That was a thing that was very frustrating to me.”
    • Do you know where else Wilder was hit all night? In the face
    • Bayless did eventually deduct a point from Fury in the fifth round, but that wasn’t good enough for Wilder. He wanted a disqualification. He wouldn’t get it.
  2. Biceps Injury
    • Wilder’s sparring partner, Junior Fa, spoke on the Bicep Injury that Deontray Wilder suffered as he prepared for the second fight
    • Wilder conceded that about 15 minutes before the fight’s end the injury worsened
  3. 40 Pound Suit
    • Two days after the fight, Wilder began doing interviews to give his side of the story.
    • Wilder spoke with Yahoo’s Kevin Iole and suggested that he was never hurt by Fury in the fight.
    • Instead, it was the 40-pound suit that Wilder wore during his ring walk that ended up being the biggest blow of the night.
    • “He didn’t hurt me at all, but the simple fact is … that my uniform was way too heavy for me,” Wilder said. “I didn’t have no legs from the beginning of the fight. In the third round, my legs were just shot all the way through. But I’m a warrior and people know that I’m a warrior. It could easily be told that I didn’t have legs or anything. A lot of people were telling me, ‘It looked like something was wrong with you.’ Something was, but when you’re in the ring, you have to bluff a lot of things. I tried my best to do so. I knew I didn’t have the legs because of my uniform.
    • Wilder wore a stunning suit as a tribute to Black History Month as rapper D-Smoke accompanied him to the ring with the song “Black Habits.” But Wilder underestimated the size of the suit and realized when the bell range that he was in over his head.
    • “I was only able to put it on [for the first time] the night before, but I didn’t think it was going to be that heavy,” he said. “It weighed 40, 40-some pounds with the helmet and all the batteries. I wanted my tribute to be great for Black History Month. I wanted it to be good and I guess I put that before anything.”
  4. Trainer betrayed him
    • Tyson Fury was pummeling Deontay Wilder to the point where fans and pundits fully expected the fight to be stopped if Wilder wouldn’t stay on the canvas. At no point was he ever in the fight but he refused to give up. Eventually, Wilder’s corner had to save him from himself to prevent any irreversible damage.
    • Trainer Mark Breland threw in the towel in the seventh round, much to Wilder’s dismay. The former champion stated he was “upset” with Breland and would eventually fire him, stating that he betrayed his orders to not throw in the towel. But Breland said that he was concerned that Wilder was bleeding from the ear and considered his options before stopping the fight.
    • “So, I’m not a doctor, but I know blood coming out of your ears and dazed eyes could be a brain issue,” Breland told World Boxing News. “And power comes from your legs, and his legs were gone! – So I decided to stop the fight, and I’d do it all again.”
    • Wilder has gone as far as calling Breland a traitor for his actions and suggested that he was “influenced” by Fury’s camp. And this is where things get bizarre.
    • “I believe he (Mark Breland) was part of it (the conspiracy),” Wilder told World Boxing News. “We had people of Fury’s team yelling throw the towel, and you got a rematch (to Breland). Even more so, I think he had something to do with (putting something in) my water as well.”
    • We’ll get to the water next.
    • Breland and Wilder have since engaged in an ugly war of words through media. Breland called Wilder “untrainable” but suggested that he saw Wilder “like a son” and threw in the towel to rescue him from further harm. It sounds like he was truly looking out for Wilder’s interests but, for The Bronze Bomber, it’s just another excuse.
  5. Trainer betrayed him
    • Tyson Fury was pummeling Deontay Wilder to the point where fans and pundits fully expected the fight to be stopped if Wilder wouldn’t stay on the canvas. At no point was he ever in the fight but he refused to give up. Eventually, Wilder’s corner had to save him from himself to prevent any irreversible damage.
    • Trainer Mark Breland threw in the towel in the seventh round, much to Wilder’s dismay. The former champion stated he was “upset” with Breland and would eventually fire him, stating that he betrayed his orders to not throw in the towel. But Breland said that he was concerned that Wilder was bleeding from the ear and considered his options before stopping the fight.
    • “So, I’m not a doctor, but I know blood coming out of your ears and dazed eyes could be a brain issue,” Breland told World Boxing News. “And power comes from your legs, and his legs were gone! – So I decided to stop the fight, and I’d do it all again.”
    • Wilder has gone as far as calling Breland a traitor for his actions and suggested that he was “influenced” by Fury’s camp. And this is where things get bizarre.
    • “I believe he (Mark Breland) was part of it (the conspiracy),” Wilder told World Boxing News. “We had people of Fury’s team yelling throw the towel, and you got a rematch (to Breland). Even more so, I think he had something to do with (putting something in) my water as well.”
    • We’ll get to the water next.
    • Breland and Wilder have since engaged in an ugly war of words through media. Breland called Wilder “untrainable” but suggested that he saw Wilder “like a son” and threw in the towel to rescue him from further harm. It sounds like he was truly looking out for Wilder’s interests.
  6. Wilder’s Water was “spiked”
    • Blaming Mark Breland for throwing in the towel is one thing, suggesting that he was involved in a conspiracy to cause Wilder to lose is another. But that’s exactly what the former champion suggested happened.
    • About 15 minutes before going out to the fight, warming up on the mitts, I was f–kin’ about to put a hole in the mitts,” Wilder told 78 Sports TV. “It was perfect, I felt great, I was going in. Until I went into the ring — that transformation from the point of leaving my dressing room and going into the ring drinking certain water and stuff, trying to keep myself hydrated and stuff like that, I just started feeling weird.”
    • Here’s where it goes off the rails with an absolutely bizarre excuse.
    • And if my water was spiked as if I took a muscle relaxer or something like that… my water was tampered with, bruh… this feeling right here, it was a different feeling. It’s like I had no control over my body, my legs was weak and stuff like that. But although my body was weak, my mind was very strong.”
    • Wilder goes on to say that Breland was the only one who handled his water that night and that his trainer was part of a conspiracy for him to lose.
    • “Something was in my system that wasn’t supposed to be,” he continued. “They plotted and planned this, and they had help too… Even when I walked into the building it felt demonic, bro. It felt weird. It felt weird… And the referee coming in the dressing room, I can feel his negative energy. This man eyes looked like he done took a cocktail drink before going into the fight. His energy felt like ‘I’m gonna do something to you, black man.”
    • So, if you’re keeping score, Wilder’s own trainer wanted his fighter to lose at all cost and went as far as spiking his water. When that didn’t work, he threw in the towel. Why? Because…well…uh. No, it doesn’t make sense. And if all else fails, there’s one more person to blame.
  7. Fury’s gloves were loaded
    • Deontay Wilder has blamed a suit, an injury, and his trainer for his loss to Tyson Fury. Do you know who he hasn’t blamed? Tyson Fury.
    • But Wilder doesn’t give Fury credit for stopping him. Instead, Wilder suggested in a video that he posted on Twitter that Fury’s gloves were tampered with and that was the reason for his knockout loss.
    • “I saw in the first fight when Ricky Hatton was pulling down your gloves to put your hand in the improper position,” Wilder said. “Y’all tried the same method the second time, but this time, you scratched flesh out of my ears which caused my ears to bleed. It’s impossible for a brand new 10-ounce glove to bend, to keep a smushed in form, or to have loose space.”
    • Mind you, a member of Wilder’s team was in Fury’s locker room while he was getting his hands wrapped. But maybe that was another agent for Fury’s team who decided to look the other way? If it sounds ridiculous, that’s because it is.
    • “I highly believe you put something had in your glove. Something the size and the shape of an egg weight,” he continued. “It’s the reason why the side of my face swelled up in an egg weight form and it left a dent in my face as well. But in the midst of it all, you still couldn’t keep this king down. You would have had to kill me. In the end, it took a crab in the bucket referee and a disloyal trainer to throw the towel in just to stop me.”
Coaching/Training
Mark Breland

Mark Breland won Olympic and World Championship gold medals as an amateur and then became the WBA world welterweight champion.

During their 12-year partnership, Wilder won the world title in 2015 and made 10 successful defenses before the second fight with Fury in 2020.

The Briton had floored Wilder in the third and fifth rounds and had his opponent pinned in the corner in the seventh when the towel came in to hand Wilder his first loss.

A public falling-out between fighter and trainer followed with Wilder accusing Breland of malpractice and Breland responding by saying Wilder was “untrainable”.

Jay Deas

Third Fight ( Fight III )

  1. New Trainers
    • “I am looking to bring someone in, for sure,” Wilder said. “We don’t have it down, yet. But I’m definitely bringing two people in. …. But we’ll see what happens. I think we’ve got a great team that’s going to be formed.”
  2. Wise Words
    • George Foreman
      • Wilder said former two-time heavyweight champion George Foreman has reached out to him.
      • We talked about things that went on in his career, good and bad, a lot of different tricks of the trade that used to happen, certain things that he saw in the fight, and a lot of knowledge that he applied to me,” Wilder said. “He was telling me how we wanted to show me some methods of strengthening certain parts of my body and stuff like that. He definitely dropped a couple of gems down for me and it was good to hear“.

 

Summary

Tyson Fury is honestly exasperated that Deontray Wilder does not accept that Tyson Fury won the second fight fair and square.

Boxing is close-knit.

A few years ago, Tyson Fury and Deontray Wilder will pick up the phone, call up and chat with each other.

Tyson Fury

Take a look at Tyson Fury’s inner circle and one can see it is all family.

Upon Emanuel Steward’s passing Tyson linked up with Ben Davidson.

Once he realized he needed to be a heavier puncher, he promoted SugarHill Steward.

Deontray Wilder

Deontray has a brother, Marsellos Wilder, in his corner.

Son of a Preacher man.

Speaking his mind, being honest and authentic, comes with a price.

Sometimes because of the price you have paid and how opposition is disguised, it is sometimes hard to tell truth from lies, good from bad, friends from foes.

Hard to know who is for you, and who is against you.

People that were for you can turn against you over pettiness.

They will not even do you the courtesy of pulling you aside and hearing your take.

Only Trust is God will do what is best.

Inshallah, God willing, trust and brotherhood will be restored.

 

Brotherhood

While the two fighters exchanged insults on Wednesday, there was mutual respect between the two main coaches, with Malik Scott calling Fury’s trainer SugarHill Steward “a great brain”.

Steward responded: “I’m excited to see what Deontay and Malik have been working on – my man Malik, I’ve known him a while”.

“Wilder has changed the way he fights. I’ve seen clips training, and he’s done things differently which tells me he’s changed. I know most people say he’ll go back to the same thing but I don’t think it’s true.”

Listening

  1. Sly & The Family Stone
    • Sly & The Family Stone – Family Affair (Official Audio)
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Date Published:- 2016-Feb-26th
          Link
  2. Erik B. and Rakim
    • Paid in Full
      • Eric B. & Rakim – Paid In Full (Official Music Video)
        Channel:- Eric B. & Rakim
        Link

References

  1. Sporting News
    • Andreas Hale
      • Ranking all of the excuses and conspiracies made by Deontay Wilder after losing to Tyson Fury
        Link
  2.  ESPN
    • Steve Kim
      • Deontay Wilder had surgery on his bicep, reflects on his loss to Tyson Fury( Fight 2 )
        Link
  3. BBC Sports
    • Michael Emons
      • Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder III: Malik Scott aims to help American regain world heavyweight title
        Link
  4. Wikipedia

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