Ben Davison, Tyson Fury split ahead of Deontay Wilder rematch

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Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and trainer Ben Davison have parted company in a shocking twist to their close relationship.

Davison took Fury from the depths of despair when linking up in late 2017 to a draw with Deontay Wilder in December 2018.

Initially, when they first met through mutual friend Billy Joe Saunders, Fury was TEN STONE overweight. Davison was an integral part of helping Fury drop the excess poundage and get back to fighting fitness.

The Londoner and Fury became inseparable for a period of time and enjoyed four wins from five fights together. Davison will forever be etched in Fury’s career for his constant coaching and quips from ringside.

Becoming a fan favorite, Davison is now ready to forge his own path and has already begun assembling a stable.

Taking to social media to confirm, Davison revealed the amicable decision to go their separate ways.

“Obviously it’s not gonna stop until there’s an answer. Tyson and myself had to both make decisions for our careers, which resulted in our working relationship coming to an end,” said Davison.

“HOWEVER, we remain friends and he will SMASH the DOSSER!!”

WILDER II

Fury will now take on a new coach for what will be the biggest fight of his career against Wilder on February 22nd. The rematch is set to be far bigger than the first fight.

Since the end of last year, Fury has signed with Top Rank and gone on a media offensive to get his name out in the United States. This comes ahead of plans for Wilder vs Fury II to be shown on dual Pay-Per-View for US viewers.

Fox Sports and ESPN+ are set to share rights to the Las Vegas return.

Moving on, Fury will be aiming to end Wilder’s formidable record after witnessing ‘The Bronze Bomber’ blast out Dominic Breazeale and Luis Ortiz in 2019.

Wilder is now the number one heavyweight in the world. Fury is a close second.


FURY/DAVISON RECORD

SEPT 2019 – Otto Wallin (W / UD12)

JUNE 2019 – Tom Schwarz (W / TKO2)

DEC 2018 – Deontay Wilder (D / SD)

AUG 2018 – Francesco Pianeta (W / PTS10)

JUNE 2018 – Sefer Seferi (W / RTD4)

Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News and an Auxiliary member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay