Tyson Fury will be ready to fight again by the spring as the former world heavyweight champion’s regeneration continues under the guidance of new coach Ben Davison.
Davison, who has also worked with Billy Joe Saunders through MTK Global, has taken over from Peter Fury as Tyson goes through the mammoth task of shifting a mass of timber for his comeback.
Almost four stone down and Fury is put through his paces on a daily basis, although Davison believes dropping down to his old fighting weight of around 250 pounds (or 18 stone) isn’t completely necessary.
“We have a rough date, April or May, and a full training camp will commence very soon,” Davison told Sky Sports.
“He has to make weight, look good, feel good, be fit and strong, be mentally prepared – it is an all-round package and that is what a training camp will bring.
“We are training twice a day, he is eating clean, his weight has come down, and he is making progress with his body fat stats. You have to measure it because if you keep him flat-out for too long he might burn out.
“We need to get weight off, but that’s not the end of the world. The motivation and skills are still there.
“We all know what Tyson can do. But I thought: ‘can he do this?’ He might have to do different things against different opponents. Tyson can do it all.
“He can fight orthodox, he can box orthodox, he can fight southpaw, he can box southpaw. He can box off the back foot, he can box coming forward. He can counter-punch. He has genuinely got it all.”
On whether Fury will be told to watch his food over the festive period, Davison added: “Of course, he has to. I’ll only give him Christmas Day off.
“He is very disciplined – if a fighter is in camp for too long, it burns them out. I don’t push too hard on some things.
“A car can’t be flat-out for too long because it will run out of petrol. After Christmas, we will be 100 percent full-blown, no messing about,” he said.