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:
Obviously it’s not gonna stop until there’s an answer, Tyson and myself had to both make decisions for our careers, which resulted in our working relationship coming to an end, HOWEVER, we remain friends and he will SMASH the DOSSER!!— Ben Davison (@BenDavison_) December 15, 2019
Fury didn’t say anything specifically about Davison, but posted this on Instagram:
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Getting the old team back up and running, @kronksugarhill @bodypuncher #kronkboysbackintown, LET THE GAMES BEGIN, #GYPSYKING #WILDERISADOSSER @toprank @btsport @espn @frank_warren_official @mtkglobal @marbella.co.uk @allcocktimothy @americanlovemachine @jorgecapetillo02 @kristianevofit
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.