Joshua Talks Fury Changing Trainers
Anthony Joshua feels that Tyson Fury did what was best for him by ending his partnership with trainer Ben Davison.
Being asked by Sky Sports of his rival’s move to enlist SugarHill Steward of KRONK Gym as his trainer ahead of Fury’s February 22nd fight against WBC world heavyweight champion, Joshua understands.
“Fury has to do what is right for him. Tyson’s success is Ben’s success. If Fury feels like this is right for him, he has to trust his instinct and follow it because it will only be him that [gets in the ring],” Fury said to Sky Sports.
“I have to trust my instincts. I was watching a Lennox Lewis fight – he had Emanuel Steward in his corner but they still only announce ‘Lennox Lewis’. They don’t mention the team. Tyson Fury has to do what’s right for Tyson Fury because it’s only his name that is mentioned when announced as the winner or the loser. As a fighter, first and foremost, it doesn’t matter about anyone else.”
“I stuck to my guns, didn’t listen, and stayed with Rob,” Joshua said of his decision to remain with his longtime trainer Rob McCracken following his first career loss to Andy Ruiz Jr. back in June. “We spoke to alternative coaches. When me and Rob are doing pads we need eyes on the outside to say ‘your left hand is down’ or ‘your chin is up’. We created a team which worked really well. In a short space of time he corrected mistakes.”
“He has seen me grow. I had a son – it was a scary time because I was young, but he helped me through it. He backed me, and I’ve backed him. We have supported each other.”
Report: Sky Sports