Ben Davison believes Tyson Fury is no longer in the mood to fight anymore but would come out of retirement to fight Anthony Joshua.
Davison, who has previously been in the corner with former WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders, was in Newcastle with his charge Pat McCormack.
McCormack, an Olympic silver medallist from Tokyo, fights for the second time as a pro on Saturday at the Vertu Motors Arena in the North East, as part of the supporting cast to Josh Kelly’s vacant WBO International super-welterweight title clash against Lucas Bastida.
And Davison reckons the man who was last seen at Wembley Stadium back in April when he stopped number one contender Dillian Whyte inside six rounds to retain his title has yet to see anything to take his fancy.
Whilst speaking to Boxing Social, the former trainer of the WBC heavyweight champion said:
“I think people are overcomplicating the Fury situation.
“I think people think he’s trying to be clever when really he’s just being honest.”
Fury recently confirmed plans are afoot for him to meet Hafthor Bjornsson in November in an exhibition fight, with a stadium in London set to host the clash against former Game of Thrones star ‘Thor’, who made headlines with an exhibition bout of his own back in March, flooring his strongman rival Eddie Hall twice to win by unanimous decision.
“I don’t think he’s overly interested in anything but if [Anthony Joshua] wins, it’s a fight I think he’ll box again for.
“I know he’ll still be training, but I just think people are looking into it too much.”
In the aftermath of the aforementioned win over Whyte, ‘The Gypsy King’ said he would not be fighting again unless it was against Joshua – his fellow Brit who he said he would fight for free – or the current WBA Super, IBF, IBO and WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk.
In contrast, Fury had originally said it would take $500million to be put on the table to tempt him out of retirement, with Usyk high on the hit list at the time.
Davison echoed the sentiments of the undefeated 33-year-old:
“What he’s saying is what it is and people are just overcomplicating it.
“He’s not in the mood to fight anymore, there’s nobody that sparks his interests, he loves training, he’s happy to do an exhibition, but if ‘AJ’ wins, he’s happy to do the ‘AJ’ fight.”