Britain’s Tyson Fury says he will never get a judges’ decision in his rematch with Deontay Wilder and his desire to knock the American out was one of the reasons he dropped trainer Ben Davison.
Fury will fight WBC heavyweight title holder Wilder on 22 February in Las Vegas after their 2018 bout in Los Angeles ended in a controversial draw.
Last month, Fury moved from Davison to team up with Javan ‘Sugar’ Hill.
Davison had worked with Fury for two years and oversaw the fighter’s 10-stone weight loss and five fights, including the draw with Wilder in December 2018.
However, after a points win over Sweden’s Otto Wallin in September, Fury’s father John was critical of Davison, saying his son looked “weak as a kitten” and the display was “the worst I have seen from Tyson”.
Three months later, it was announced Fury had chosen Hill, the nephew of the late Emmanuel Steward, as his new trainer.
Steward, who died in 2012, trained Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko, while Fury worked out in Steward’s Kronk Gym back in 2010.
Despite knocking Fury down twice in their original meeting, many pundits thought Wilder deserved to lose on points.