Tyson Fury’s former trainer Ben Davison is encouraged by the results of Friday’s weigh-in, believing Deontay Wilder will regret coming in at the heaviest weight of his career.
Davison trained Fury throughout his comeback to boxing after nearly three years out of the ring, guiding him to wins over Sefer Seferi and Francesco Pianeta before the classic draw with Wilder in December 2018.
Two more wins followed, over Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin before Fury decided to change direction and hire Javan ‘SugarHill’ Steward for the Wilder rematch.
Davison is now just an interested spectator, but would still love to see his close friend and former client win the WBC heavyweight title on Saturday night.
Fury weighed in at a huge 273lbs on Friday, much more than his opponent, but Wilder was at a career high of 231lbs, which Davison believes is a mistake.
‘Think Wilder coming in heavier is advantage to Tyson,’ Davison tweeted.
‘He can punch at any weight, added weight will slow him down and fatigue him quicker, he’s an explosive type athlete not an endurance built athlete.’
The Gypsy King weighed 256.5lbs in the first bout with the Bronze Bomber, while he was just under 246lbs against Dr. Steelhammer.
However, Steward insists all the training has gone to plan ahead of Saturday’s monumental clash: ‘I feel as if I have done everything he asked for.
‘He wanted to be better technically, more aggressive, and be a big dominant heavyweight.’
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