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Tyson Fury's trainer Ben Davison reveals apology from Freddie Roach

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Tyson Fury's trainer Ben Davison has revealed that legendary trainer Freddie Roach phoned him to apologise for his comments in the wake of the fight against Deontay Wilder. 

Roach, in an interview after the breathtaking bout, appeared to criticise Davison for his conduct during the fight, even going as far as to insinuate that the 27-year-old had been in tears in his corner. 

The seven-time 'Trainer of the Year' - whose stunning career has seen him train Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto, Oscar De La Hoya, Jorge Linares to name a few - also slammed Fury's trainer for his  tactics throughout the fight, claiming it robbed his fighter of any chance of a knockout victory. 

Despite his standing within the sport, however, Roach's comments were met with widespread criticism and surprise, with many others in the sport praising Davison's tactics, and feeling the novice trainer had come within seconds of masterminding a stunning victory.

Davison himself has remained largely quiet on the conflict, but has now - speaking on the Boxing Social podcast - confirmed that both he and Roach have spoken since the interview, with the American apologising for the way his comments came across. 

Roach was said to have phoned Davison to clear up the matter and apologised to his English counterpart for the way in which his comments had been interpreted and reported in the media. 

The apology appears to have fallen on welcoming ears, with Davison saying that no offence whatsoever had been taken from the comments, and was keen to put the matter to bed. 

"Every trainer has got their own philosophy and he would have liked to have seen a few different things from Tyson to what I was looking for," Davison told the Boxing Social podcast.

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"Freddie has called me since and has apologised and said he didn't mean it in the way it has come across. I'm not taking any offence to it."

When asked about possibly working with Roach again, Davison replied: "I don't see why not, like I say every trainer has got their own philosophy. He rang me to apologise and say maybe he shouldn't have talked about it on that interview but we live and learn.

"Freddie and his assistant were very helpful to us while we were out there in LA and in the gym."

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No doubt, the promising young trainer will already be turning his attention to his fighter's next bout, with a rematch with Wilder having already been sanctioned by the WBC, whilst the tantalising prospect of an all-British showdown against long-term rival Anthony Joshua continues to linger on the horizon. 

Whether it's a rematch with Wilder, or a clash with Joshua however, Fury and Davison will no doubt be keen to further build on their excellent performance against Wilder, and continue upon their stunning path to redemption for the Wythenshawe-born fighter. 

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Heavyweight
Deontay Wilder
Tyson Fury
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