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Tyson Fury's new trainer Ben Davison claims his fighter is 'on track'

The cornerman also trains WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders.

Boxing at Manchester Arena Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Tyson Fury's new trainer Ben Davison is confident he can build on the legacy left by former trainer Peter Fury.

The former world heavyweight champion announced the split with long term cornerman and uncle Peter Fury at the end of 2017, but is now planning a spring comeback.

Davison also trains WBO world middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders. Speaking to BoxNation's podcast, Davison said:

”I’ve worked with Billy Joe [Saunders] for a number of years. We came out to Marbella for a training camp, Tyson came along and we started working out at MTK Marbella.

”We gelled straight away. He said to me there and then about working with him. I said at first don’t jump in to any decisions. He was adamant that that was what he wanted to do and here we are today.”

Under Davison's tutelage, Fury claims to have shed four stone and has reportedly been training hard for four hours a day.

”The timing of everything’s gone perfectly. All of the questions that have needed to be asked at this point have been answered very comfortably."

"So far everything’s perfectly on track. We’re not rushing anything. It’s clear to see the weight’s falling off him and it should be a good ride!”

Davison was stand-in trainer for Saunders’ disappointing world title defence against Artur Akavov in December 2016.

“Going into that, me and Billy Joe knew that was going to be the situation. Since the fight, Billy Joe’s not made it a secret that he had a lot of issues going into the fight. That night was just about getting the job done, we knew it was going to be a very flat performance.”

”You can’t get put in more of a hotseat than the situation that was leading into the Akavov fight. He asked me to do it and I did it. That’s not something that bothers me, I’m confident in my own abilities.”

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