‘VIOLENT FREAKS OF NATURE’ – Fury trainer outlines Wilder approach

📸: Esther Lin

Tyson Fury’s coach Ben Davison says Deontay Wilder’s power won’t be the major focus as training continues for December 1.

Fury challenges for the WBC heavyweight title in Los Angeles and is currently working away at Big Bear camp.

Davison is a newcomer to world titles fights having joined Fury for his comeback from a long absence. The trainer struck up a solid rapport with Fury following their introduction in 2017.

As the big Pay-Per-View fight countdown continues, Davison aired his views on the conundrum big-hitting Wilder poses after helping Fury lose a ton of weight from a deep depression.

“I have a great sense of Tyson Fury and can feel what he needs when he wakes up each day and walks into the gym. Our relationship has really gelled these last 12 months,” stated Davison.

“It’s going to be an action-packed fight that’s for sure. Both men are violent freaks of nature to be honest with you. It’s going to be an epic battle.

“I think physically alone you can see how far Tyson Fury has come. That takes a lot of willpower and dedication. He’s put a lot of work in just physically, and that’s really just a slice of what he’s shown in the gym.”

On Wilder’s significant KO record, Davison added: “All heavyweights can punch, if any one of them hit you on the chin, you’re going to have problems.

“It’s not the power of Wilder that we’re focusing on, it’s the agility, speed and awkwardness that he brings.

“We’re studying his habits and watching every little thing that he does in the ring.

“It takes fights like these to bring the best out of Tyson Fury. He’s a fighter who raises his game to what’s in front of him.”


Wilder vs. Fury tests the raw power of Wilder against the unmatched size and mobility of Fury.

America’s only heavyweight champion since 2007, Wilder has 39 knockouts in 40 professional fights. This includes knockouts in all seven of his title defenses.

Fury is a former IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight world champion. He is undefeated in 27 professional fights and holds boxing’s coveted lineal heavyweight title.

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