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Trainer Ben Davison Expresses He Wants Joshua to Fight Usyk Over Fury

Davison, who played a key role in Fury's comeback by leading him to a career-rejuvenating bout against Deontay Wilder, has since parted ways with Fury and joined Joshua's team, setting the stage for a potential clash against a competitor he regards as a friend.

Trainer Ben Davison Expresses His Preference for Joshua to Fight Usyk Over Fury
Trainer Ben Davison Expresses His Preference for Joshua to Fight Usyk Over Fury

Boxing Trainer Ben Davison has expressed a preference for Anthony Joshua to face Oleksandr Usyk for a third bout instead of a debut match with Tyson Fury.

With Davison's guidance, after notable victories against Otto Wallin and Francis Ngannou—fighters with whom Fury had difficulties—Joshua is back in the running for a world heavyweight title, poised to face the victor of the anticipated matches between Usyk and Fury this year.

Davison, who played a key role in Fury's comeback by leading him to a career-rejuvenating bout against Deontay Wilder, has since parted ways with Fury and joined Joshua's team, setting the stage for a potential clash against a competitor he regards as a friend.

Despite Fury's elder status by one year at 35 and his commendation of Davison's coaching, Joshua's decision to train under Davison may have been influenced by the prospect of fighting Fury.

Nevertheless, Davison, whose reputation has been greatly bolstered by his work with Fury and Joshua, is more inclined towards a rematch with Usyk, who has twice defeated Joshua, rather than insisting on a victory against Fury.

Davison shared, "That's the fight that we'd love to do. We'd love to get a chance to help Joshua put that right."

He remains uncertain if this is Joshua's preferred fight but believes Joshua is ready for any challenge that comes his way.

With the imminent Usyk versus Fury match, possibly followed by a rematch, the path to Joshua facing Fury is not straightforward. Davison admits to still recovering from the previous Joshua-Ngannou fight, indicating the complexities involved in arranging such high-stakes bouts.

Joshua's earlier bouts with Usyk came after significant periods of inactivity, with the first and second fights spaced nine and eleven months apart, respectively.

Davison attributes Joshua's progress to consistent training and skill enhancement, achieved through consecutive training camps and working with various trainers. Despite the pressures and challenging logistics, such as delays returning from Riyadh, Davison insists that Joshua deserves the credit for his improved performances, highlighting his role in providing the necessary support rather than taking the limelight.

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