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.”