Billy Joe Saunders links up with previous trainer Ben Davison again
Former WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (27-0, 14KO) has apparently split from his trainer Dominic Ingle. This is somewhat of a surprise move considering the success he has had with Ingle.
It appears he will rehire Ben Davidson who famously tweeted:
“Billy Joe Saunders doesn’t know the difference between protein and a prostitute, let alone performance enhancing drugs.”
This tweet was in reference to Saunders failing a drug test before his scheduled fourth title defense against Demetrius Andrade in October 2018. With this move, it seems he will follow in the footsteps of former Dominic Ingle pupil Kell Brook in his exit.
This move is actually the reverse of what the former champion did in 2017 which saw him leae Davison for Adam Booth, then hire Ingle. This will be his fourth change at the trainer position in the last three years!
Davison was only in the corner of Saunders for one fight; his first title defense in December 2016 against Artur Akavov. This came after a year layoff from defeating Andy Lee to become the WBO champion.
He is currently scheduled to fight Shefat Isufi on April 13. With the competition at super middleweight, Saunders will need to be at his best to remain competitive. This news will have fans watching Saunders closely in his upcoming performance!
By: Corey Cunningham