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Davison: You Have To Admire The Self-Belief of Deontay Wilder

Ben Davison, the former trainer for WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, is very confident his former pupil will defeat Deontay Wilder in their trilogy fight.

After more than two years of inactivity, Fury resumed his career in 2018 with Davison as head trainer in the corner.

Davison worked with him for five fights. Fury decided to make a big change a few weeks before the February rematch with Wilder.

Fury parted ways with Davison and replaced him with veteran coach SugarHill Steward.

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The trainer switch had absolutely no effect on Fury, as he dropped and stopped Wilder in seven rounds to capture the WBC world title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

After the fight, Wilder exercised his contractual right to an immediate rematch. The third fight is being targeted for the fall.

The former champion claims that he wasn't himself when he entered the ring. According to Wilder, his legs were physically drained from wearing a 40-pound outfit for his ring walk.

Because of the circumstances, Wilder has refused to recognize Fury as the true WBC world champion.

Davison understands why Wilder, who oozes confidence, is taking that position.

"It’s just a case of wording," Davison told Behind the Gloves. "And any fighter who believes in himself will have that thought process.

"Obviously Tyson I believe won the first fight and done a demolition job in the second fight and I believe he’ll win the third fight. But, I think there’s two ways to look at it. It was obviously a poor choice of words, but you also have to admire the self-belief Wilder has in himself."

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Comment by BangEM on 05-30-2020

[QUOTE=NachoMan;20585681]Huh, born in NYC, raised in CT, presently reside in New Orleans. Are you done with your silly ad hominem attack, bum?[/QUOTE] But you started the ad hominem. So why are you trying to pull the victim card out of…

Comment by NachoMan on 05-30-2020

[QUOTE=BangEM;20584917]This doesn’t even deserve a reply since you’re just another Southern hillbilly like Wilder. I bet you sound like him when you speak as well. [I][B]Country bums will always stand up in solidarity with country bums.[/B][/I] And I respect that.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by BangEM on 05-29-2020

[QUOTE=NachoMan;20584901]Well, then maybe ask yourself what his resume SHOULD look like then. Who did he duck? Who ducked him? He's poleaxed nearly every fighter he faced. If they were 2nd tier guys, he ended them like they were joes off…

Comment by NachoMan on 05-29-2020

[QUOTE=BangEM;20583456]Wilder has always been a protected bum. Who did he beat? I go by resume not media hype.[/QUOTE] Well, then maybe ask yourself what his resume SHOULD look like then. Who did he duck? Who ducked him? He's poleaxed nearly…

Comment by SNlPER on 05-29-2020

Sometimes a man is at his most dangerous after you hurt his pride. Deontay, suffering his first defeat, will come back into that ring with a new ferocity.

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