The ‘Gypsy King’ defied the odds yet again by producing a stunning performance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles
Tyson Fury was supposed to be obliterated on Saturday night, knocked senseless into 2019 by the brutally heavy-handed Deontay Wilder.
The ‘Bronze Bomber’ was supposed to be too powerful, too strong and the clash was too soon for Fury after his absence away from the world title stage.
But, under the tutelage of novice trainer Ben Davison, the ‘Gypsy King’ looked sensational and was only controversially denied a stunning victory by some erratic judging.
Davison, 26, had never been in the corner of a fight this big before and was meant to be out of his depth.
Having hauled Fury from the brink of suicide back to the ring in the space of a year, the former Stevenage Borough player made his critics look foolish as Fury danced around Wilder – slipping effortlessly in and out of range.
New footage from the event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles at the end of the third round of the fight shows the 30-year-old fighter retreated to his corner after another slick display of jabbing and moving.
And even though legendary Freddie Roach and former world champion Ricky Hatton were also in attendance, the short clip night has revealed a truly heart-warming moment between the two close friends.
Not taking his eyes off the younger man, Fury looked up to Davison and asked:” I’m boxing well, aren’t I?”
“You are, you’re boxing beautifully,” Davison replied. “Just keep taking that distance from him okay?
“Listen, I know there’s opportunities now but don’t take them right ow. They will present themselves more and more.
“Do NOT get greedy!”
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The ‘Gypsy King’ is a former unified world heavyweight champion, but the respect and admiration shown for Davison in that short clip alone shows the strength of their bond.
It is likely the youngster will have to prepare his close friend for another blockbuster heavyweight title fight in 2019.
Anthony Joshua has opened the door to an all-British brawl, while Wilder has admitted he would like the chance to avenge the draw as well.