Ben Davison on Tyson Fury: “That Tyson Fury says I saved his life means more to me than anything else, to be honest. All the rest of it can come and go. The big nights, the bright lights, these things come and go. What really matters is us as human beings. He’s a real gentleman. He’s a class act.”
Ben Davison, Tyson Fury’s trainer, has been labeled as “inexperienced” ever since he joined forces with former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury 17 months ago. However, he doesn’t let this label bother him. Instead, he embraces the significant challenge that lies ahead – preparing Fury for a world title bout against Deontay Wilder in Los Angeles, scheduled for a week from this coming Saturday.
Davison reflects on the enormous task they faced when Fury weighed 27-and-a-half stone (a measurement of weight). At that point, many considered their mission impossible, but despite the odds, they find themselves in the present moment. Davison is meticulously planning and strategizing what could potentially be one of the most remarkable comebacks in the history of heavyweight boxing if it proves successful.
Their training camp, located in Hollywood, costs $15,000 per month to rent, a relatively reasonable rate for the area, situated a mile up the scenic hills above Hollywood village. After a training session at the Wild Card Boxing Gym in Hollywood village, Fury appears to be in excellent form – quick, agile, and sharp. The fighter, who made a remarkable return to the sport after a 30-month hiatus, exhibits a deep level of concentration. Davison emphasizes the need for intelligence when facing a power puncher like Deontay Wilder. They work tirelessly to ingrain the game plan into Fury’s subconscious, ensuring he executes it instinctively.
Davison has closely studied Wilder, the World Boxing Council titleholder, extensively. In his assessment, Wilder is the most dangerous fighter in the world of boxing, and their preparations must be comprehensive and thorough to succeed.
When asked if Tyson Fury can not only outbox but also stop Wilder, Davison responds with unwavering confidence: “Absolutely, without a doubt. Those who have doubts will witness it firsthand. I don’t need to make bold claims; the results will speak for themselves.”