Tyson Fury’s former trainer Ben Davison has weighed in on a potential undisputed clash between his old charge and Oleksandr Usyk, and believes selecting the right game plan is crucial for Fury to be successful.
Davison thinks Fury could be in for a long night if he tries to get into a long range boxing match with the Ukrainian.
Speaking on the Queensberry YouTube channel, Davison said”
“Personally, I think he will struggle if he tries to play the long game with Usyk. A massive strength of Tyson’s is his agility for a guy of that size, however against Usyk those advantages will get taken away.”
“Tyson is very versatile – he can step to someone, he’s got a great engine, he’s got bundles of heart and is good inside.”
“I think Tyson needs to press the action, make Usyk work harder than how he would like to and break him down bit by bit.”
“I think that’s how the fight will go if Fury is to win.”
Davison oversaw Fury’s comeback from three years out of the ring, training ‘The Gypsy King’ up until his rematch with Deontay Wilder in 2020.
American Sugar Hill Steward has been in the corner for Fury’s last four fights, all of which have saw Fury fight more aggressively and all of which have ended in stoppage wins.
Talks for an undisputed clash with Usyk were reportedly progressing well, however promoter Bob Arum admitted this week issues had arisen over the purse split due to a prospective change in venues.
A 50/50 split had been agreed for a bout in the Middle East, however Arum stated he would look to renegotiate this should the fight take instead place at Wembley, which is now believed to be a possibility.