Davison: Fury-AJ More Possible Than Wilder-Fury II
Tyson Fury’s trainer Ben Davison feels that a fight between Fury and Anthony Joshua is a more realistic fight than a rematch against Deontay Wilder.
Fury signed a deal worth over $100 million to fight on ESPN in February, and Davison feels Wilder’s team won’t step to the plate to make a deal.
“Tyson’s shown that he will always step up to the mark and take the risk. Who else has done that out of them two [Wilder and Joshua]? Nobody,” he told iFL TV. “When you discuss with [Wilder’s team] about coming to us, the conversation goes dead. But hopefully we can get those fights made.
“At the end of the day, they was trying to negotiate with Wilder’s team, it didn’t look like that we was gonna be able to get them on our platform right away so we couldn’t afford to sit still and we had to get something done.
“I think potentially there could be more of a chance, don’t hold me to it, of Tyson and Joshua at the end of the year.”
When asked about facing the unknown Tom Schwarz in May at the Thomas & Mack Center, Davison made the conceit that they needed to fight someone was tall as Wilder or Joshua.
“Obviously we don’t want to make the adjustment of somebody big to somebody small, to have to go back to somebody big,” Fury’s trainer explained.
“’The other two elite fighters that we’re looking to make fights with are obviously six foot six plus.
“So that was a criteria that we wanted somebody big.”
Report: The Daily Star