Exclusive: Fury trainer Davison talks ongoing camp, questions Hearn’s seriousness on Joshua

Joe Hewlett 08/01/2018

The last three months for Tyson Fury have been the most progressive period of the Brit’s career since he stunned the world to defeat Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf.

Not only has the giant been cleared by UKAD and had his license returned, Fury has also hired a new trainer.

Replacing Peter Fury to take over on the pads is Ben Davison. And the Londoner has admitted the pair have great chemistry together as a team.

“We met last year. I’ve been working with Billy Joe since about 2012 and we came out to MTK Marbella for a training camp, then Tyson came out and we started gelling straight away,” Davison exclusively explained to World Boxing News.

“That’s the most important thing. Lots of trainers have different ideas and like to do things different ways, but one of the most important things is how you gel, we just gel and work.

“Tyson asked me if I would like to train him and of course everybody would like to. But I said, ‘look, take some time and don’t rush into making any decisions,’ and that was 100% what he wanted and that’s what we have done.


“We get on as friends, but the first relationship is as a trainer and fighter, and the second relationship is that we get on – that’s just a bonus.”

Davison is currently grafting behind the scenes in Marbella to get the ‘Gypsy King’ back into shape ahead of a return in April or May as he eyes an end of summer showdown with Anthony Joshua.

However, Eddie Hearn has recently cooled down speculation of a mega-fight between the pair, prioritising a unification between AJ and WBO champion Joseph Parker which is likely to be at the end of March.

Though, Davison has warned the Matchroom chief that he can’t pull the wool over the eyes of the public but knows business comes first.

“I think Eddie Hearn was all up for Tyson Fury when it suited him. Obviously, Hearn is always going to be for Joshua,” said Davison.

“He’ll be trying to keep the public thinking this is serious, this isn’t serious (regarding Fury versus Joshua), they’re obviously looking at the Parker fight.

“He’s gonna try and blow this fight up between AJ and Parker as it being the big challenge, but the public are clued up and the public know what the big fight is.”

Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95