Tyson Fury’s Former Trainer Explains 'Habit' That Led To His 12th-Round Knockdown By Deontay Wilder
Tyson Fury's former trainer believes that Deontay Wilder managed to send the Brit superstar crashing to the canvas due to his "habit."
Ben Davison played an instrumental role in Fury's boxing comeback and answered his critics when he managed the boxing superstar during the first Wilder clash.
But the 'Gypsy King,' 31 has since parted ways with Davison and has now teamed up with Javan 'SugarHill' Steward for the Wilder rematch.
Speaking ahead of the hotly-anticipated second bout, Fury's former trainer explained that the Brit has a habit that the WBC champ's team had studied before the fight.
According to Davison, Fury "touches his face and wipes his nose" as part of a brief "reset" inside the squared circle.
And he added that it was a "single lapse in concentration because of the habit" that allowed Wilder to drop Fury with brutal shots in the 12th round.
"Fighters have habits and tendencies and that's what you look for as a trainer," he told BT Sport.
"If you do something too often and for too long at the top level, you'll be made to pay for it.
"What Wilder does is he bounces on the spot, not back and forward, but on the spot and it's a mental reset.
"For Tyson, it's when he touches his face and wipes his nose and I know Wilder worked on that and went to throw.
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"Something happened at the end of the eighth round: when Tyson got hit with a right hand on the top of his head, he wiped his nose, touched his face, a bit of a reset.
"Then in the 12th there was space behind Tyson to step into to take the distance away but he didn't do it, and I believe it was a single lapse in concentration because of the habit.
"It's something to be aware of; when he's training and he does it, add a step on it or add a reset where he moves, changes position and it takes it away.
"It's something Wilder's team was aware of and worked on."
'SugarHill,' who is the nephew of the legendary Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward, has explained how Fury can beat Wilder in their upcoming rematch.
Fury, who secured a controversial draw in his December 2018 bout with Wilder, has vowed that he would knock the 'Bronze Bomber' out in the second round.
Wilder will defend the WBC championship against Fury on 22nd February in Las Vegas.
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