Matty Towey’s pride at playing a part in ‘biggest fight in 20 years’
Whitby’s Matty Towey has expressed his pride after playing a part in the camp of new WBC and Ring Magazine heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.
Fury battered the previously unbeaten American Deontay Wilder before his corner threw in the towel in the seventh round at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Towey, who was employed by Fury as his sports therapist for the camp, said: “The fight was brilliant, it couldn’t have gone any better.”
Towey was backstage in Fury’s dressing room prior to the fight, admitting Fury cut a relaxed figure despite the magnitude of the fight.
“The mood was very relaxed beforehand,” said Towey.
“Tyson had his music on and he was dancing around without a care in the world.
“The ring walk gave me goosebumps. I sat behind Tyson’s corner, the atmosphere was electric but very tense.
“The gameplan worked perfectly for him, he executed it superbly.”
Towey, a former pupil at Stakesby School, Caedmon College and Whitby College, was quick to thank all the people who have sent him messages of support.
He added: “I’m proud to be part of the biggest fight in the last 20 years.
“From the bottom of my heart I appreciate all the messages.
“I honestly can’t get through them all at the moment but I’m so glad that a lad from a council estate from Whitby has showed that no matter where you come from or what you’re background you can do whatever you want and go wherever you want to go and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.”
Talk has quickly turned to a huge unification showdown against IBF, WBA, IBO and WBO champion Anthony Joshua, a fight that Towey is backing the Gypsy King to come out on top
in.“Tyson beats Joshua with one arm tied behind his back,” he added.
“He’s not even in the same level of class as Tyson, nobody is.”
Towey, who also works for Salford City Football Club, is looking forward to returning to the UK now and is planning to visit Whitby in the coming weeks.
“I’m back to work as normal with Salford and my other private work, but I will be back in Whitby once or twice in the next weeks and I am looking forward to seeing everyone,” added Towey.