Tyson Fury and Lawrence Okolie are both under the tutelage of SugarHill Steward, and they could benefit from joint exercise time.
After returning under Ben Davison and fighting to hold Deontay Wilder, Fury left the Brit to align with Steward, who promised to bring a more aggressive fighting style to stop the Alabama heavyweight in a single bout. rematch.
That worked and the ‘King of Gypsy’ has since won all of his most recent matches on stoppage. It was this new aggressive style that prompted Okolie – formerly trained by Shane McGuigan – to recruit Steward for his own campaign.
Okolie is now a WBO Cruiserkg Champion and is set to defended that title against David Light on March 25.
After camping in Miami, he went to the UK with his trainer, who quickly bonded with Fury amid rumors that a fight with the unified heavyweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk, will be announced in the coming days.
When Fury started his training session and Okolie finished his training session, the two hit the bag together.
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The benefits of being in the same gym are obvious to both.
Usyk is the undisputed former cruiser class champion, and Okolie is on hand to provide a 200lb soundboard, and perhaps a workout partner, as Fury’s prep can help with the night of fight , proposed on April 29.
Having said that, Okolie’s general division is where many would end up making comparisons. He’s taller and stronger than Usyk, with a clumsy style that doesn’t match the quick Ukrainian legs or his ability to find the angle to throw his shots.
As for Okolie, he’s made it clear his heavyweight aspirations for the future, and who better to give him a taste of the division than the WBC World Champion?
The flight attendant’s uncle, Emanuel, has coached the likes of Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko in the now-famous ‘Kronk’ style – and SugarHill will be keen to see the knockout tradition maintained in these next two matches. .