Boxing: Tyson Fury reveals 'truth' behind split from trainer Ben Davison for Wilder rematch

Just days out from the biggest fight of his career, undefeated heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury has revealed the real reason he parted from trainer Ben Davison. 

'The Gypsy King' challenges WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas on Sunday, a rematch of their 2018 instant classic. 

That fight ended in a controversial draw, after Fury dominated long periods of the fight, but was sent to the canvas twice by the hard-hitting American. 

Sunday is an opportunity for Tyson to right the wrongs of that fight - a fight he firmly believes he should have won. 

But surprisingly to most, Fury amicably split from Davison weeks before the rematch with Wilder was officially confirmed, with the Brit citing a change in offensive output was needed.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Fury has back-tracked a little on that statement, disclosing Davison wasn't willing to share charge of the 31-year-old.

Fury wanted to split his time between Davison and renowned American trainer SugarHill Steward - but Davison declined the offer and the two parted ways. 

"That was that, he resigned," Fury told the Telegraph. "I didn't get rid of him, Ben walked away of his own accord. 

"He's got other commitments as well. He's training Billy Joe Saunders and I'm over here [in Las Vegas] for months at a time, and it's probably worked out for the better. 

"That's the truth and I can't say any more than the truth."

Davison and Fury working together
Davison and Fury working together Photo credit: Getty

Davison has been credited for Fury's remarkable transformation from an overweight retired boxer into a potential two-time world champion.

Fury agrees with that sentiment, but feels Davison's gameplans are a little too defensive to score the stoppage win he believes is needed against Wilder in the United States. 

"Credit where credit's due, he helped me come back from 28st (178kg) down to fighting fit. He was there. 

"The only reason I'm with SugarHill is because I need a knockout in this fight. If I was looking to nick a points win, I'd have stuck with Ben. 

"That ain't going to win it for me here - I need a knockout. I ain't going to get a points decision and I am not going to be robbed again."

Sunday's winner will likely have to defend against Brit Dillian Whyte later this year, although a Fury victory and a rematch clause might throw a spanner in the works.

Join us for live updates of Wilder v Fury II from 3pm Sunday.