Former trainer of Tyson Fury, Ben Davison, believes that the WBC Champion can cope with the famous pressure and resilience of the recently emerged heavyweight title contender, Joe Joyce.
Davison knows ‘The Gypsy King’ as well as anybody. He brought Fury back to the ring following a two-and-a-half-year absence, despite Fury ballooning up in weight to around 400lb during his time away from the sport.
Davison was in the corner of the 34-year-old for five fights following the comeback, including a controversial draw with Deontay Wilder which many thought the Brit should have won.
After a fight with Otto Wallin, Fury switched to train under SugarHill Steward in order to adopt a more aggressive style. Nowadays he reigns as the WBC champion of the division and, in the eyes of many, the stand-alone king of the heavyweights.
Despite an undisputed title fight with Oleksandr Usyk on the horizon, Fury has himself believes Joe Joyce to be the biggest threat to his crown.
However, in an interview with Queensbury Promotions, Davison has explained that his former fighter needn’t worry too much about Joyce as long as he boxes to a game plan and sticks with it.
“They both bring their own obstacles, don’t they? Tyson is very versatile, I’ve seen them spars, I’ve been there when they have sparred, Joyce and Tyson.
I know Tyson does certain things that will make it difficult for him, I know that if he does other specific things, he will be able to contain Joe Joyce.
It is being aware of that, sticking with that, but they are both top fighters and both bring their own obstacles, as does anybody at that level.”
For now, Fury’s focus remains on becoming the first ever four-belt heavyweight champion and the first undisputed title holder in the division since Lennox Lewis in 2000.
The fight with Usyk remains in negotiations, with a chance that it could be staged in the United Kingdom.