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Tyson Fury’s coach SugarHill Steward has warned that Anthony Joshua will have to train for two different versions of the Gypsy King. Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn announced earlier this week that a two-fight contract has been signed by both men.
“Tyson’s unpredictable in the ring, he does not know what he’s going to do next,” SugarHill said [via The Mirror]. “Maybe he will just come out and just box [versus Joshua]. Who knows what the game plan will be. Everybody has to think about so many different things with Tyson.
“Is he going to come out at you or not? Now you have to train two different ways; somebody coming at you and somebody boxing you. It starts to get a little difficult then preparing for something like that.”
SugarHill also admitted, he was particularly impressed with the ease at which he defeated Kubrat Pulev last year.
“He showed a lot of good things in that fight [Pulev], I was very impressed,” he added. “His patience, he was relentless, he was pushing the issue. It was impressive. Anthony Joshua is a dangerous fight period. From what I saw in that fight he really put his stuff together.
“I thought he took the risks. He didn’t fight anything like he fought against Ruiz the second time. That’s the one he didn’t take the risks in. He fought with a different style and now I believe he’s comfortable with it.
“He did take risks in that Pulev fight, he didn’t shy away and just wait – he was right there. He was aggressive and I thought it was a great fight and great performance by Anthony Joshua.
“Anthony Joshua is one of the top fighters in the division, one of the top fighters in the world, with his skills and experience. He’s one of those guys who keeps practicing.
“It’s going to be a tough fight. He’s got a ton of experience, he’s got the height, good balance, good power, timing – there’s so much that Anthony Joshua has – that’s a very dangerous package.”