Tyson Fury’s former coach would help Anthony Joshua prepare for Oleksandr Usyk

Joshua is set to rematch Usyk next spring after losing his heavyweight titles to the Ukrainian in September, and Ben Davison says he is willing to lend a helping hand

Video Loading

Video Unavailable

Eddie Hearn hits out at Tyson Fury’s promoter

Tyson Fury ‘s former trainer Ben Davison admits he would help Anthony Joshua prepare for his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk if the Brit asked him to.

Joshua is set to rematch Usyk next spring after losing his heavyweight titles to the Ukrainian in September.

Davison played a big role in helping Fury lose over 100lbs after the Brit spent over two years away from the ring following his upset win over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.

The rookie trainer worked with Fury for five fights, including the first instalment of his trilogy with Deontay Wilder in 2018 that ended in a controversial draw.

Fury parted ways with Davison after his edgy win against Otto Wallin in 2019 and has since linked up with SugarHill Steward, the nephew of legendary trainer Emanuel Steward.

Anthony Joshua was outpointed by Oleksandr Usyk in September

And Davison admitted that despite his close ties with Joshua’s domestic rival Fury, he would help ‘AJ’ prepare for his rematch with Usyk.

“It’s not about the likeness of me training AJ, they’re the fighter. They go out and source the information they want,” he told Seconds Out.

“If he was to ask me my opinion obviously I’m gonna share my opinion and like I said, I’d like to see him win that fight.

“It’s a long way from that happening [training him] but I’d help him to the best of my ability to be successful.”

Joshua’s rematch with Usyk was overshadowed by a potential step aside deal to allow Fury to face the Ukrainian in an undisputed clash.

But the WBC has since ordered Fury to face mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte.

And Davison thinks Joshua avenging his loss against Usyk could set up a highly anticipated fight against Fury.

“I wanna see him win because he’s an overachiever, that’s not a negative comment, it just goes to show how much commitment and dedication he’s shown to his craft,” he continued.

“And two because it means we’d eventually see the Tyson vs Joshua fight that we’ve all wanted to see.”

Can Joshua win back his heavyweight titles against Usyk? Let us know your prediction in the comments section below

Interim WBC titleholder Whyte has been waiting for his shot against Fury since winning the silver title in 2017.

And Davison feels the manner of the fight will depend on whether Fury takes an aggressive approach against his British rival or not.

He explained: “Tyson’s so versatile, that’s why I believe he’s the best heavyweight out of all of them.

“Depending on how he goes about the fight, I think if he goes about the fight in an aggressive manner it could make for a really entertaining fight for the fans.

“But he [Whyte] deserves the opportunity. He’s had a solid resume, great victories.

“The fashion in which he got beat by Povetkin then come back and took care of business showed a lot about his character.”

Read More

Read More

Source link

Related Articles

Back to top button