Cooper’s Corner: Tyson Fury’s New Trainer Tells All


Tyson Fury has pulled his fair share of shocks out of his bag of tricks over the years. But I must admit one of the most shocking was his decision to split from Uncle and long term trainer Peter Fury, in favour of new trainer Ben Davidson.

Together Tyson and Peter pulled off one of the biggest upsets in recent boxing history by outpointing decade long heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko on a cold night in Germany in November 2015. Since then Tyson’s personal problems have been well documented. From his issues with drugs to the UKAD hearing which seemed to take an age to happen. This is in addition to a few false retirements comeback statements and countless videos from his car calling out current heavyweight champs Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua.

What Tyson needs is discipline and someone who is going to regiment the living hell out of his life and keep him on track. Because let this be said, it is this writers opinion that the Heavyweight division doesn’t want Tyson Fury, it NEEDS him. Not just because of his character, ass odd as it is that never fails to bring entertainment, whether you are laughing with him or at him. But he is simply the most skilled heavyweight out there right now as I’ve said before In previous articles.

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Fury is targeting a return early next year and has gone on to claim he wants 4 fights in 2018. But he has to regain his license from the BBBoC before he can make any concrete plans.

The linkup between Tyson Fury and Ben Davidson happened via an introduction via WBO middleweight champion in Marbella, Spain earlier this year.

Fury’s new trainer had this to say.“Billy Joe wanted to bring Tyson over to Marbella to give him some structure,” Davison said. “Tyson asked me, at the time, if I’d train him for his comeback. I told him to take his time [with a decision] because he had a lot of success with his uncle Peter. Tyson was adamant this was the decision he wanted, and I could see he was hungry for it.

“We gelled straight away. He felt like it was what he wanted. We’re the same age so we have a laugh but business is business. When it’s time to work, we work.

“Tyson is very easy to work with because he doesn’t argue, complain or want an easy way out. Whatever I say we do, we do.”

“We have a rough date, April or May, and a full training camp will commence very soon,” Davison said. “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.’

2018 is already shaping up to be an interesting year for the heavyweight division with fights pending between WBC champion Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz and a unification fight between WBA Super & IBF champion Anthony Joshua and WBO Champion Joseph Parker. A Fury return will give the division the extra shot in the arm he needs.

I wish Fury well.

By: Aaron Cooper

Aaron is the UK Correspondent for