BOX­ING

Manchester Evening News - - SPORT -

Tyson Fury has re­vealed he axed trainer Ben Dav­i­son ahead of his re­match with Deon­tay Wilder be­cause he was ‘go­ing stale’.

Dav­i­son, who had worked with the Manch­ester fighter since 2017, an­nounced this month they had parted ways, but in­sisted they are still friends.

Fury will now work un­der Ja­van ‘Sugar’ Hill, the nephew of the late trainer Em­manuel Stew­ard as he pre­pares for his heavy­weight re­match with Amer­i­can WBC cham­pion Wilder in Las Ve­gas on Fe­bru­ary 22 .

“I was go­ing a lit­tle bit stale, repet­i­tive, do­ing the same things day in, day out for years. I needed a change,” said un­beaten for­mer heavy­weight cham­pion Fury.

“We’re gonna go back to ba­sics. I trained with Sugar Hill back in 2010, we got on like a house on fire.”

The first bout in Los Angeles in December 2018 ended in a con­tro­ver­sial split draw, with the Amer­i­can be­ing awarded the con­test 115-111 on one judges’ card, Fury tak­ing it 114-112 on an­other and the third scor­ing the bout at 113-113. And Fury has vowed to knock out his Amer­i­can ri­val this time, say­ing: “This is un­fin­ished busi­ness, but come Fe­bru­ary 22, this dosser will fi­nally get what’s com­ing to him.”

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