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Tyson Fury splits with Ben Davison, working with Kronk team for Wilder rematch

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Tyson Fury will have a new man in his corner when he faces Deontay Wilder again in February.

Tyson Fury v Otto Wallin - Open Workouts Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

In a bit of a surprise — at the very least — Tyson Fury and trainer Ben Davison have parted ways ahead of Fury’s planned Feb. 2020 rematch with WBC heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder.

It looks like Fury will be training with SugarHill Steward and the Kronk team for the fight, which is currently planned for pay-per-view on Feb. 22.

Davison announced the split on Twitter, and it appears to be amicable from his side, at least:

Fury didn’t say anything specifically about Davison, but posted this on Instagram:

Fury (29-0-1, 14 KO) got his career and life back on track in a major way working with Davison, who was pretty much an unknown before. It was with Davison that Fury worked himself back into shape and back to the top of the heavyweight ranks, but after a stunningly close call against Otto Wallin in September, Fury’s moving on to a new team.

We’ll have to see if it works. A trainer switch is always a tough call until you truly see the pairing in action, and Fury only has a couple of months here before this fight is supposed to happen.