How Ben Davison Nearly Got Tyson Fury Disqualified Vs. Deontay Wilder
Tyson Fury somehow recovered from Deontay Wilder detonating a huge left-hook flush on his chin, but he almost got disqualified moments after hitting the canvas.
The self-proclaimed 'Gypsy King' looked unconscious as he laid on the mat. Wilder wheeled away to a neutral corner anticipating victory.
But Fury rose to his feet. You've all seen the 'Undertaker' memes.
However, the world title contest could have been halted due to the actions of his head trainer Ben Davison.
Freddie Roach, who was also in Fury's corner on fight night, has revealed how Davison was in tears and wanted to enter the ring to attend his downed fighter.
"He was [in tears]. He thought for sure that he wasn't going to get up and he was really worried," the 58-year-old coach said.
"The instructors in the corners really had to hold him down and settle him down.
"He wanted to go into the ring to take care of his fighter, but if you go in that ring it's an automatic disqualification.
"So we had to hold him down and let it play out," he added.
Imagine the scenes if Davison had made his way through the ropes!
Fortunately, the commission held him back with Fury finishing the fight strong as the judges ultimately scoring a split draw.
Meanwhile, Roach has talked up becoming Fury's main coach for a potential Wilder rematch.
Talked with @FreddieRoach (who was in Fury's corner) on today's episode of @FairGameonFS1. Freddie told me he was disappointed with Tyson Fury's corner and thought he could have knocked Deontay Wilder out a couple times had they made better decisions. Today at 5:30 ET. pic.twitter.com/kdYXP3kBdl
- Kristine Leahy (@KristineLeahy) December 11, 2018
He's set to hold talks with Fury's camp after Christmas.
"Possibly. The thing is, me and Tyson and his brothers spoke about it, we said let's all go home and enjoy Christmas, and we'll have a meeting in the UK or here in America with each other... and we left it at that."
The Lineal heavyweight champion of the world appointed Davison prior to his comeback to boxing. The young trainer oversaw his remarkable transformation which culminated on that night in Los Angeles.
Who'll coach Fury if he meets Wilder, again?