Tyson Fury's ex-coach reveals how he got up from brutal Deontay Wilder knockdown and his clever tactics during fight
TYSON FURY'S former trainer has revealed the tiny detail which enabled him to get up from the hard knockdown against Deontay Wilder.
The Gypsy King looked set to finish the American off in the fourth round after dropping him in the third with a huge right hand followed by an uppercut.
But Wilder came storming back to drop Fury twice in the fourth, the first of which was the result of a huge right hand to the temple that left the Brit jelly-legged before he fell to the canvas.
Fury then somehow got back to his feet and, despite being floored again in the final seconds of the round, stormed back to knock Wilder out and retain his WBC heavyweight title.
And Ben Davison, who trained Fury for the first fight with Wilder which ended in a controversial draw, believes the fact that he tucked his chin in prior to the shot landing allowed him to get back up.
Speaking on Twitter, he said: "The instinct and timing to brace upon the impact and only give his forehead, tucking his chin down was the key to being able get up!"
Fury went on to knock Wilder out in the 11th round with a hard right hand of his own, meaning he has now stopped the American in each of their last two fights.
Yet despite Fury putting a conclusive stamp on the end of the Wilder trilogy, Davison still does not believe it was his best performance.
He told iFL TV : "I don't think fundamentally and tactically it was the best performance from Tyson. However, in terms of character, determination, mental fortitude all these kinds of things it was a top top performance.
"Everybody knows he's got that in him he's showed that time and time again. That's why he's still undefeated. He's so versatile, he made adjustments throughout the fight, remained up tall.
"He was getting clipped on the end of right hands but started getting underneath the right hands which allowed him to get close then fight inside of Deontay Wilder where he was dominating."
Fury has now returned to the UK as he prepares to enjoy some time at home with his family.
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He is expected to return to the ring in the early part of 2022 and could face WBC mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte providing he beats Otto Wallin on October 30.
Meanwhile, Wilder's trainer Malik Scott has insisted the American has no desire to hang up his gloves.
But the hard-hitting Alabama fighter suffered a broken finger during the Fury fight and so will rest up until he is physically and mentally prepared to resume training.
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