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2018

Tyson Fury explains Freddie Roach involvement for Deontay Wilder

World Boxing News 25/11/2018

📸: Esther Lin

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Tyson Fury has given an insight into Freddie Roach’s role after the multi-time Trainer of the Year was added to the corner for December 1.

Fury challenges Deontay Wilder for the World Boxing Council heavyweight crown next week. The 30 year-old invited Roach and British legend Ricky Hatton to work alongside head coach Ben Davison.

Initially spending time at Big Bear, Fury made the switch to Roach’s popular gym three weeks out from fight night.

“Yeah, we’re training at Freddie’s gym now in Hollywood at the Wild Card. It’s really good to have Freddie’s experience around, giving us good pointers,” said Fury.

“He’s also a very nice guy, so I thought I’d invite him to be a part of the team and he can give us some good experience in the corner.

“Whatever Freddie wants to do he can do. Freddie is his own man. Whatever he wants to do, he’ll do in the corner. I’m sure he will.

“It’s always good to have experience in the corner. It’s always good to have a wise head in the corner and it’s going to be to my advantage,” he added.

Upon the announcement being made, Davison’s authority was questioned by some on social media. This led to Davison commenting on the situation.

“Definitely not,” said Davison on whether this means his position was under threat. “It was me who asked Freddie.

A short while later, Davison followed it up with: “Don’t look into it (Roach addition) too much. I’m in charge.

“I’m Tyson’s trainer and what I say goes. But what better second could you get than Freddie? Simple as that.”


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