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Tyson Fury's new trainer explains how the pair got together

Trainer Ben Davison says he and Fury have been working well together as Fury prepares for a return.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

With Tyson Fury publicly acknowledging that he won't be working with his uncle/trainer Peter Fury for his return to the sport, trainer Ben Davison enters the picture.

Fury met Davison through middleweight titleholder Billy Joe Saunders, who is good friends with Fury, as Saunders was training in Marbella, Spain. Saunders brought Fury along with him to get him back into good habits, and Davison and Fury clicked straightaway as Davison tells Sky Sports:

"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."

Davison says he's already been seeing a change in Fury since they've started working together, with Fury losing shedding pounds on his way back to fighting shape, but there's obviously more work to be done as far as that goes. The trainer does say that weight isn't everything though, and that it's more important that Fury the motivation and skill which he's been demonstrating.

Davison continues by mentioning that they a tentative plan to have Fury back in the ring by April or May as they prepare for a formal training camp, which is to begin shortly. Once Fury is back in action, the pair will ultimately target the 'other so-called top heavyweight out there,' Anthony Joshua.

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