Tyson Fury's trainer Ben Davison has revealed how the Mancunian heavyweight is a "freak of nature" as he steps up his return to the ring.
The heavyweight has not fought since defeating Wladimir Klitschko back in November 2015, following personal and substance issues that saw him banned from the sport.
The 29-year-old is set to make his comeback in Manchester on June 9, in an anticipated bout which will attract interest from boxing fans eager to see the outspoken fighter return to action.
His new trainer Davison has offered up an insight into Fury's preparations for his forthcoming fight.
Davison said, whist speaking to Boxing News: “Christian Blacklock, Tyson’s strength and conditioner, we’ve got Tyson’s nutritionist Greg Marriott and obviously myself, it’s been a calculated transition and training regime and you’ll see the best of him during the night.
“He’s a freak of nature. The things that shouldn’t be there at elite level, his timing, his reactions, those sorts of things that should need fine-tuning with the duration that he’s had out of the ring, are absolutely spot on.
“If anything, I’ve had to hold him back, I had to keep a little bit on weight of him to make sure he doesn’t peak too soon. The phase at the minute that we’re focused on is strength. It’s bit by bit, but I’m very happy with how things are going.
“That’s the key thing [weight], I’ve broken it down into phases. He gets a good rest period. That’s one thing I’ve upped with his training regime, his rest and his quality of rest. It’s been very important.
"I think Frank [Warren, the promoter] has got the right idea there, that in three to four fights will be seeing the best of Tyson. Not overnight. It’s not an overnight thing. But in duration, we’ll see the best of him.”
Fury's trainer also spoke about the June 9 bout, and although an opponent hasn't officially been named yet, Davison has revealed they want someone who can take Fury into the latter stages of the fight.
“The main thing is rounds. We need rounds.
"I don’t want somebody that he’s going to go in there and get into a bit of war with and blast them out. I want rounds.
"I want him to work on things that we’ve been working on. Each day I’m keeping him mentally stimulated with goals and setting limitations on things in his training. That’s the most important thing, rounds.”
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