Tyson Fury splits with trainer Ben Davison weeks before start of fight camp for Deontay Wilder rematch

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Fury now looking for a new trainer: Getty Images

Tyson Fury has split with trainer Ben Davison weeks before he begins fight camp for his rematch with Deontay Wilder.

Fury and Davison have worked together since the start in 2018 with the trainer playing a key role in helping the former world champion get back on track after his time away from the ring.

Davison played a pivotal role in Fury’s return to the highest level of heavyweight boxing after issues with his mental health, drink and drugs, culminating in that sensational draw with WBC champion Wilder in December last year – a bout many felt Fury had won.

He will not be in Fury’s corner for the rematch on 22 February however with Davison announcing an amicable split on Twitter on Sunday.

“Obviously it’s not going stop until there’s an answer, Tyson and myself had to both make decisions for our careers, which resulted in our working relationship coming to an end, HOWEVER, we remain friends and he will SMASH the DOSSER,” Davinson wrote.

Fury’s father John Fury slammed Davison in the aftermath of the underwhelming victory over Otto Wallin in September, insisting his son’s career was finished unless drastic changes were made.

"It's the worst I've seen from Tyson," John Fury said.

“I'm proud of how he has mauled his way through but he has to be honest and say things are not right. For a man to be in that condition after eight weeks camp... it looked like he had nothing after round two.

Davison was targeted by Fury's father John. (Getty Images)

"His strength and power went tonight, he was as weak as a kitten from the first round. At 18 stone, I've warned him and warned him. He is a 19-stone fighter.

"If I had my way, the lot [Tyson's team] would be gone. If they keep that team that will be his career [gone].

Fury will begin his fight camp on 10 January – six weeks before his second meeting with Wilder, recently hinting his father John would have a greater say in the preparations for the rematch.

“I think we are going to Barbados, I just think, I’m not sure,” Fury initially joked about his fight camp. “Wherever my dad wants to take us, that’s where we are going.”

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