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Fury fires trainer Ben Davison prior to Wilder rematch

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Fury fires trainer Ben Davison prior to Wilder rematch

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Fury fires trainer Ben Davison prior to Wilder rematch

Tyson Fury has begun preparation to try to regain a portion of the heavyweight title in February against WBC Champ, Deontay Wilder, and he is now reportedly doing so without trainer Ben Davison.

Boxingscene senior writer, Keith Idec reported Sunday morning that Fury will be replacing Davison (above), the man that has been his lead trainer since 2017 comeback to the sport began:

Davison was in the Fury corner as recently as this past September, when Fury suffered a nasty cut over his eye early, but gutted out a 12-round decision over little-known Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin. He also was ringside, presumably scouting, for Wilder’s title defense late last month in Las Vegas, when he kayoed Luis Ortiz in their rematch with one punch in the seventh round.

Davison, who is 26 years old, has also formerly trained WBO Super Middleweight champion, Billy Joe Saunders of England. Fury has previously been trained by his uncle Peter, prior to his three-year Hiatus, where he vacated the Heavyweight championships he won from Wladimir Klitschko.

Davison is credited with having gotten Fury back into tremendous physical shape after Fury was in excess of 350 lb. while abusing drugs and alcohol in the mid-2010s.

Fury has also had enlisted the help of famed trainer, Freddie Roach previously, including in the build-up to his first bout with Wilder in December of 2018 where he used Roach’s L.A. gym. However, Idec reported that Roach is not expected to take over in Fury’s camp, at this time.

Fury has also spent some time this fall with WWE professional wrestling, including getting in the ring for a PPV match in October with noted bad guy, Braun Stroman. He has has also hinted that he might want to join MMA fighting at some point.

Wilder and Fury fought a controversial draw 12 months ago, where Wilder scored a dramatic 12-round knock down and Fury just beat the ten count to survive the round. Many believe that Fury should have been given the decision and that is the impetus for the rematch on February 22nd in Las Vegas.

The draw is the only blemish on Wilder’s championship record. All of his other title defenses have ended in KOs.

A veteran broadcaster of over 25 years, T.J. has been a fight fan longer than that! He’s the host of the “Big Fight Weekend” podcast and will go “toe to toe” with anyone who thinks that Marvin Hagler beat Sugar Ray Leonard or that Tyson, Lennox Lewis or Deontay Wilder could have beaten Ali!

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