Tyson Fury announces split from trainer Ben Davison

Tyson Fury announces split from trainer Ben Davison

Tyson Fury will work with a new team in advance of his second bout with Deontay Wilder.

By John Balfe - 16 Dec 2019

Tyson Fury has opted to part ways with coach Ben Davison two months out from his blockbuster rematch with Deontay Wilder.

“Tyson and myself had to make decisions which resulted in our working relationship coming to an end,” Davison announced on social media on Sunday. “We remain friends and he will smash the dosser.”

Fury also revealed that he will now work with Javan ‘Sugar’ Hill, the nephew of all-time great trainer Emmanuel Steward, who will now be tasked with masterminding the gameplan to become the first man to defeat Wilder following the draw in their first meeting a year ago.

Fury had previously worked with Steward in Detroit and posted to social media a picture from his archives of him, Steward, Hill and former world champion boxer Andy Lee along with the message: ‘Getting the old team back up and running.’

Davison appeared a crucial cog in Fury’s comeback to the ring following an extended hiatus after iterations of the world heavyweight title from Wladimir Klitschko in 2015. The trainer helped Fury lose upwards of 140-pound as he worked his way back to fighting shape and was also understood to be crucial in helping Fury in personal battles with mental health struggles and and addiction.

However, it was understood that some members of the Fury entourage had blamed Davison for what they considered to be a lacklustre performance from Fury is his last bout against Otto Wallin.

The winner of the upcoming rematch between Fury and Wilder will be in pole position for a blockbuster unification bout with Anthony Joshua after he won his rematch with Andy Ruiz earlier this month, though headaches associated with the broadcasting rights may still put a spanner in the works of what would undoubtably be the biggest heavyweight world title bout in a generation.