Tyson Fury explains why he dumped Ben Davison!
In a shocking recent move, former unified heavyweight champion Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (29-0-1, 20 KO’s) suddenly dropped his lead trainer Ben Davison recently. The move stunned initially because the team alteration apparently came out of the clear blue sky.
It was doubly jarring because Fury was just two months away from his highly anticipated rematch with WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KO’s).
Naturally, many in the boxing populace began to speculate as to what went wrong. When Jarret “Swift” Hurd recently split with his trainer he revealed that their rift began with an abuse of trust. Perhaps that was the same thing here.
NO MORE GUESSING
As far as his presence in the US is concerned, Fury is rather new to the scene. Prior to his first bout with Wilder, he had only fought in the states one other time: against Steve “USS” Cunningham back in 2013.
Since his fight with the Bronze Bomber, Fury has fought here two more times against a pair of unheralded boxers, Otto Wallin and Tom Schwarz. Aside from this quartet of bouts, the Gypsy King is essentially a foreign commodity. Throughout the build-up for Wilder v Fury I and his reintroduction to the American market, a great deal of emphasis was placed on Fury’s relationship with Davison.
Team Fury crafted an entire story-line based on the British star’s overcoming depression and chemical addiction to present to the American people. While going through this harrowing ordeal the Gypsy King credited Davison with being a vital reason for why he was successful. This also reinforces why his recent termination was such a head-scratcher.
With Davison unloaded, Fury has linked up with Javan “Sugar” Hill. Hill is the nephew of the famed chief second Emanuel Steward. Now, in an interview conducted on ESPN College Game Day, Fury put all the rumors about the situation to bed.
“I was going a little bit stale, repetitive, doing the same things day in and day out for years. I needed a change.”
PAR FOR THE COURSE?
There is no denying that the unceremonious deletion of Davison from the team was unexpected, yet it doesn’t really deviate from Fury’s typical behavior. When the former unified champion initially retired after his career best win over Wladimir Klitschko, it was “out of the blue.” In addition to his returning to the sport.
Also, stepping up to fight the Wilder after only two tune-up bouts following a three year layoff was very surprising.
After that dust-up, Fury surprisingly side stepped the rematch in order to join forces with Bob Arum’s Top Rank promotion and set up shop on ESPN. Next, the UK wild man would astonish many by trying his hand in the WWE.
Fury has even threatened to step into the octagon as well!
Therefore, now that Fury has trimmed Davison from his team, this is really just another sudden move that fits in well with his overall history of atypical career moves. It will be interesting to see what the verbose big man does next!
“We’re gonna go back to basics. I trained with Sugar Hill back in 2010, we got on like a house on fire. This is unfinished business, but come February 22, this dosser will finally get what’s coming to him.”
By: Bakari Simpson