Tony Bellew Talks About The Greatest Transformation He’s Ever Seen In A Boxer
Tony Bellew offered his analysis of Tyson Fury’s stylistic evolution under SugarHill Steward, describing it as one of the best he’s ever seen in the sport.
Fury linked up with Stewart ahead of his second bout with Deontay Wilder in 2020, where fans first saw the change in ‘The Gypsy King’ from a slick rear-footed boxer to a knockout artist who knocked out Wilder twice and then Derek Chisora and Dillian Whyte in 2022.
And in a recent interview with JOEBellew admits he never envisioned such a dramatic transition from Fury.
“Since his association with the Sugar Hill Steward, Tyson Fury’s style has evolved tremendously. He’s no longer a feathered fist fighter, he’s a powerful, heavy-handed counterattacker.
“That’s the style Kronk has applied to him. Honestly, I think it’s one of the best transformations I’ve seen in a fighter.”
“I don’t think he will be the boxer he is now, with the style he has. I thought he would always be a big, clumsy heavyweight and a nightmare to fight. But now a dangerous heavyweight, big and clumsy – he’s added strings to his bow.
“I think he’s a great fighter.”
Fury’s new style looks set to be put to the greatest possible test this spring, with negotiations for an undisputed world title fight with Oleksandr Usyk reportedly coming to an end.
Promoter Frank Warren told the press last week that finalizing the venue for the bout was the only hurdle that remained, and stated that Fury and Usyk would “100%” lock horns on April 29.
Middle East Stadium and Wembley are said to be the front two contenders in what will be the first undisputed heavyweight world title showdown since 1999.