Davison: Fury stopping Wilder shocked me

Tyson Fury’s sensational win over Deontay Wilder impressed his former trainer Ben Davison.

The “Gypsy King” is now two-time heavyweight champion of the world, after he devastated Wilder in Las Vegas to capture the WBC belt.

“It’s the best story in boxing history,” Davison told The Athletic. “I’m over the moon. It couldn’t happen to a better man. I wanted to see him do it. Not being able to be there and not working, I get very anxious. Tyson made it a lot easier on me by fighting the way he did.”

Davison himself felt Fury showed elements of all the trainers he has worked with throughout his career and that the unbeaten champion proved himself as one of the all-time greats.

“From working with him, I obviously know Tyson’s a versatile fighter. But for him to be able to be that versatile really did surprise me. I didn’t think it would end by stoppage, or be as emphatic as that. It shocked me in complete honesty, and I’m sure Tyson shocked himself,” Davison said.

“A lot of people played their part in helping him get back to where he’s got to. I’ve always said the credit always has to go to the fighter. Now, he will always be named as one of the all-time heavyweights.”

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