Ben Davison trained Tyson Fury throughout his comeback that saw him lose an incredible amount of weight and challenge for the world heavyweight title. Now, he’s teaming up with Anthony Joshua.
Fury and Davison had five fights together, the highlight being a controversial draw against then WBC Champion, Deontay Wilder. The Morecambe man moved on from Davison and teamed up with SugarHill Steward for the rematch, and would knock Wilder out in a dominant showing.
The trainer has since worked with the likes of Leigh Wood, Devin Haney, Fabio Wardley and more, and it was recently revealed that former unified heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, had been using his gym in the UK.
Joshua currently trains under Derrick James in the World Class Boxing Gym in Texas, and was working with Davison during his time in the UK. James is his third head coach in two years.
Despite it being an important partnership in ‘AJ’s rebuilding phase, he will instead have Davison as his head coach for his upcoming fight against a former Fury foe in Otto Wallin – ironically the man he last trained Fury for before their split.
In a media scrum with Boxing Social, asked whether or not it was a good move, Fury said absolutely.
“That’s a good match-up. It’s a very good move. It’s good for AJ because he’s only local. I think it’s a good move.”
It’s then expected that ‘AJ’ will link back up with Derrick James and Davison will play perhaps a smaller role in the larger team, but a statement performance in December could just change those plans. There’s little doubt it would provide some vital info in a potential fight with Fury down the line.
‘The Gypsy King’ and Steward of Kronk Gym fame are now preparing for a historic undisputed clash with Oleksandr Usyk – the man who defeated Joshua and perhaps inspired his first trainer change back in 2021.