Tyson Fury's trainer recalls one of their first training sessions together

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Yesterday we reported on Tyson Fury's first workout under the watchful gaze of his new trainer Ben Davison, and it's safe to say it was eventful.

At one point during a pad workout, Fury caught Davison with a pounding uppercut that floored the new boy in Fury's corner.

In fact, it was such a powerful uppercut that Davison was knocked out and it took a few minutes before he regained his equilibrium.

Fury thought he'd killed his man in their first day of body work. 

"He recovered after about five minutes, he was out cold and I thought he was dead. 

"I think I hit him with a right uppercut while he thought I was going for a right hook and I knocked him out cold."

Clearly shaken, Fury added: "I thought I'd killed my trainer on his first day."

In an interview with The Sun, a fully recovered Davison elaborated on the confusion that led to him hitting the canvas, and losing a tooth to compound his woes.

“One of our first training sessions, we were over in MTK Marbella," he revealed.

Carl Frampton and Tyson Fury Media Workout

“I wanted to have a look at his different attributes at the beginning, so it was the first time I put the body belt on, to look at his body work.

"I was calling a few combinations, he’s [Fury] got right into the groove of it, I’ve asked him to throw a hook to the body then another hook to the body, Tyson got it mixed up and thought I called for an uppercut - he whipped round to the body lifted it up and hit me with a right uppercut.

“He caught me on the chin, as he hit me to the body I dipped with it, as I’ve dipped with it he lifted one up and took one of my teeth out."

Davison's youth and inexperience has been criticised by the boxing community, but the partnership has at the very least seen Fury strengthened, mentally rebuilt and in constantly evolving physical shape.

Carl Frampton and Tyson Fury Media Workout

A former amateur boxer, and son of a boxer, Davison has been around the fight game most of his life, though, he perhaps needs to bob and weave a bit faster.  

On the missing gnasher, he was quick to point out that his charge footed the bill for the dentistry.  

“He did cover the dentist bill though. About £1000 for the tooth.

“He lied to me, at first he [Fury] told me I passed out - I thought what’s going wrong, then I felt a big hole in the side of my mouth where my tooth had come out and I knew what had gone on then."

Carl Frampton and Tyson Fury Media Workout

“He’s adamant he didn’t do it on purpose, but the jury is still out.”

“I now make sure we are crystal clear with what the combinations are before we get it going."

Fury is getting in shape and preparing for his next fight, a match-up with Francesco Pianeta, an Italian fighter who has a good record, albeit against less than stellar opponents.

He did lose to Wladimir Klitschko back in 2013, sustaining a TKO in round six against the Ukrainian. 

Davison has warned that Fury’s August 18 opponent is a dangerous proposition and wants his man to box clever.

Carl Frampton and Tyson Fury Media Workout

“Pianeta alone brings physical attributes that demand respect, physically alone, he’s 6ft 5, 17 and a half stone and a southpaw, those things alone demand respect."

He added: “When you put on top of it that he’s boxed at world level, he’s experienced, he’s strong, he’s tough and he’s not a walk-over for anybody. We are going to need to pull out a good performance, come away with the win, look good and that’s what we’re looking to do."

Fury's credibility rests on a clean, clinical win in this next bout, as his less than impressive four-round return to the ring against Sefer Seferi drew scorn and derision from the boxing media and critics alike.

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