TYSON FURY's head coach reckons the Gypsy King is the best heavyweight to ever set foot inside the ring.
The undefeated WBC champ – who will renew his rivalry with Deontay Wilder this weekend – is widely regarded as the best heavyweight on the planet.
Should Fury call it a day without tasting defeat, he'll arguably go down as one of the greatest heavyweights of all time.
But coach Sugarhill Steward believes the Brit is already far better than those who came before him, including Lennox Lewis, Wladimir Klitschko, Mike Tyson and sporting icon Muhammad Ali.
He told The Daily Mail: "I think about how Tyson has the characteristics of Lewis, Klitschko, Ali, Tyson and all the great heavyweights.
"He has all their characteristics and the mental toughness.
"He has everything they had and more. Tyson is a special boxer and he will have a special place in boxing history."
Fury, 33, linked up with Steward – the nephew of the late Emmanuel – after parting ways with Ben Davison in December 2019.
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And their partnership bore fruit in the 2020 rematch with Wilder, with Fury utilising the famous Kronk style to score a seventh-round stoppage victory.
Steward, 46, believes he could've moulded the Wythenshawe warrior into a KO specialist had he got his hands on him sooner.
He added: "Maybe if Tyson had come to us when he was 25 he would have been a knock-out artist sooner.
"But he had a great career already. Was at the top. We're not taking anything away from that.
"We're just doing some different things, learning and applying them with maximum efficiency.
'Before the second Wilder fight he had learned so much so quickly. You all saw the result.
Tyson is a special boxer and he will have a special place in boxing history.
"And in terms of fights, we're really only just getting started because of the long layoff.
"But we didn't waste those 20 months since Wilder 11. We had a number of camps and good as he already was he has improved a lot.
"He has been so focussed and absorbed a lot. He is wiser now and wisdom is important in boxing.
"My job is to make Tyson Fury the best Tyson Fury he can be.
"We are very excited about this fight because he can go out there now and showcase skills and talents which many people don't realise he has."
Having put an emphatic beatdown on Wilder in their rematch last February, defending WBC champ Fury is looking to turn in an even better performance this weekend.
Speaking after his grand arrival on Tuesday, Fury vowed: "I am going to knock him out, quick time.
"I think he's a real piece of s**t, a real piece of garbage.
"For that I might do it slow, I might take my beating him up and make him quit. I might force him to say, 'No mas.'"
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