TYSON FURY paid tribute to his trainer SugarHill Steward after sensationally knocking out Deontay Wilder to retain his world heavyweight title.
The Gypsy King landed the decisive punch with just a few minutes of the epic encounter remaining.
The 11th-round knock-out came after both men had hit the canvas earlier in their trilogy bout at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.
Speaking in the ring with his hands back on his WBC belt, Fury revealed the magic words Steward said that inspired him to victory.
Fury said: “I need to thank my trainer. At the end there he told me, ‘get your jab working, only the big dogs pull it out late on’.
“It was edge of the seat stuff and could’ve gone either way. SugarHill pushed me to knock him out late.”
Nephew of legendary trainer Manny Steward, SugarHill took over as Fury’s head coach in December 2019.
He guided the Brit to victory in his second bout with Wilder last year before masterminding Saturday night’s knock-out in Vegas.
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Steward could be heard telling Fury between rounds: “Jab the motherf*****. Just jab the motherf***** man…”
And the unbeaten champ ended it violently in the penultimate round with a devastating blow that caught Wilder on the side of his head.
Fury claimed to have found inspiration from above as he thanked Jesus as well as Steward following his victory.
He added: “I want to say thank you to my lord and saviour Jesus Christ. I give him the glory he gives me the victory.
“I was down a couple of times, I was hurt, Wilder is a strong puncher.
“Don’t ever doubt me. When the chips are down I can always deliver.”
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