With his drug ban recently lifted, a rejuvenated Tyson Fury is back in the gym with renewed focus, and a new trainer who believes that Fury can make a triumphant return to the ring in 2018.
The Gypsy King has installed the little known Ben Davison as his new trainer following his split from his uncle Peter Fury.
Davison, who has also worked with world champ Billy Joe Saunders, has very ambitious plans for his new charge as he outlined to SunSport, already planning bouts with current heavyweight kingpins Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.
"We’re looking at four fights in 2018," he said.
“Wilder and Joshua both bring dangers to the ring, hurdles that Tyson will have to overcome, but he brings his own hurdles and dangers that they’ll have to overcome.
"They're obviously both big punchers, but they certainly haven’t got the rhythm, coordination, balance - mixed with the size and the boxing brain of Tyson.
"He understands boxing and most importantly he understands heavyweight boxing.
"He’s very calculated, he can box many different ways and what really separates him is his rhythm, coordination and balance, mixed with the size of him.
"Not many men that size have that rhythm, coordination and speed all together. That mixed with his boxing brain - he’s lethal."
Davison, however, is initially taking things slowly in the gym with a man whose weight had ballooned alarmingly since his absence from competitive action in 2015.
He said: “The focus so far in training has been getting his love back for the sport.
“Making sure he’s enjoying it while at the same time getting the weight off him and rebuilding his body.
“The weight he is at at the minute there’s lots of things the body won’t withstand without picking up an injury which would be not clever.
"With him looking to come back you don’t want to be picking up injuries and having long lay-offs, especially while he’s just got the motivation back and the love for the sport back.
“At the minute we’re doing low impact stuff, long duration, he’s training twice a day with three weight sessions a week."
It will be fascinating to see if Davison can get the best out of the volatile Fury, who is desperate to reclaim the heavyweight crown he won when defeating Wladimir Klitschko two years ago.
The pair, who are also friends outside of the ring, know that a hard road lies ahead, but if he has helped Fury to rediscover his love for the game, thats half the battle.
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