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Donagh Corby

Tyson Fury's ex-coach suggests game plan for Oleksandr Usyk undisputed fight

Ben Davison believes that Tyson Fury must retain his newfound aggressive come forward style if he is to beat Oleksandr Usyk.

It remains to be seen if a new offer for Fury and Usyk to fight for the undisputed title will come to fruition, but his former coach Davison has given his take on how he can beat the undefeated Ukrainian.

Usyk is the former undisputed cruiserweight champion, and turned professional after winning gold at the 2012 London Olympic games.

"Tyson's very versatile," Davison told Mirror Fighting . "It depends on how he approaches the fight to see how it plays out.

"It's all about what happens on the night which is what makes it an intriguing match-up.

"I actually think he would need to step to Usyk rather than box on the back foot against him - my opinion is that he would have to take it to Usyk."

Tyson Fury used to train with Ben Davison (Getty Images)

Fury has yet to be beaten as a professional, and launched a stunning comeback under Davison's tutelage in 2018 after ballooning to 400lb and being stripped of his world titles after winning them in 2015.

He spent three years out of the ring before returning with Davison as his trainer, winning two warm-up fights before facing Deontay Wilder for the world title in December of 2018.

Despite many believing that Fury had beaten Wilder in Los Angeles, a draw was declared and the pair rematched twice more.

He took fights against Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin before the two bouts with Wilder, although after the Wallin fight Fury swapped Davison for SugarHill Steward from the Kronk Gym in the hope of adding a more high-pressure style.

And it appears to have worked out for both men, with Davison continuing his unbeaten run as a trainer that began in 2016, and Fury returning to the summit of the heavyweight division.

Davison now works with world champions such as Leigh Wood, Josh Taylor and Devin Haney, and remained coy on whether or not he would return to Fury's camp if asked for the Usyk fight.

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"I'm very tied up working with the fighters I'm working with," Davison responded when asked if he would consider linking up with Fury again.

Talks are currently underway for Fury to finally fight for the undisputed heavyweight title against Usyk, assuming their contractually obligated opponents will accept big money step aside deals.

Usyk had to sign a rematch clause to get his bout with Anthony Joshua for his belts over the line last year, while Fury is mandated by the WBC to defend against Dillian Whyte.

Purse bids have been delayed on multiple occasions for that bout with Whyte, although the WBC believe they will now take place on Wednesday night after three dates were moved to allow negotiations for a deal between the two teams/

Meanwhile, Joshua has rubbished reports that he is about to agree to a £15million deal to allow Usyk to face Fury in an unprecedented fight for all four of the major heavyweight belts.

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