Trainer for Tyson Fury, Ben Davison feels Deontay Wilder didn’t look good against Luis Ortiz!
A very interested spectator in attendance at the Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz rematch was none other than Ben Davison, the trainer of Tyson Fury.
As the latter did not attend the fight, Davison was on a scouting mission for the WBC championship rematch Fury will begin preparing for in February
Their first fight was filled with excitement, uncertainty, nervousness and shock. The result left a majority of fans and pundits feeling like Fury was robbed after a split-draw was announced.
Now, all of that is in the past, as is Wilders knockout victory over the formidable Luis Ortiz. Both Wilder and Fury can look towards February.
Trainer Ben Davison gave his assessment in an interview with FightHype of what he saw from Wilder and whether or not he looked better or worse.
“He looked worse but like I said he probably had his mind on what’s next. You know, the next level, but he got the job done.”
Davison also feels that Wilder strategically placed the right-hand that would end the match.
“He was taking his time. He knew Ortiz was very reactive. He knew Ortiz’ age, he knew he was going to gradually slow down and that’s what happened.
“Ortiz walked into the distance and paid the fatal price.”
Davison isn’t completely wrong in his assessment of the bout. Going in, we all knew that Wilder would more than likely play it safe due to the skill and power of the challenger and the Fury rematch hanging in the balance.
Still, that doesn’t negate the fact that Wilder will need to be better the next go around with Fury.
He has made improvements from fight to fight. Although, they must continue if he wants to be the face of the heavyweight division as he claims.
For Fury, he needs to be better as well. Especially considering how bad and vulnerable he looked against the unknown and untested Otto Wallin back on September 14.
Neither man will have much time to rest as February 22 is right around the corner!
By: Jerrell Fletcher