Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Fury: Roach Can Do Whatever He Wants In Corner On Fight Night

By Keith Idec

Tyson Fury isn’t simply attempting to gain a psychological advantage over Deontay Wilder.

Fury said during a conference call Wednesday that he added Freddie Roach to his team primarily because the Hall-of-Fame trainer has a wealth of experience that can be beneficial both before and during his fight with Wilder. England’s Fury moved his training camp three weeks ago from Abel Sanchez’s gym in Big Bear Lake, California, to Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California.

Roach clicked quickly with Fury and his head trainer, Ben Davison, who asked Roach to join their team.

“We’re training in Freddie’s gym now, in Hollywood, at the Wild Card,” Fury said. “You know, it’s good to have Freddie’s experience around, giving us good pointers. And he’s a very nice guy, so I thought I’d invite him to be part of the team and he can give us some good experience in the corner.”

wilder-fury (11)_1

Roach told si.com earlier Wednesday that Fury hired him as a cut man for their December 1 fight for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title at Staples Center in Los Angeles (Showtime Pay-Per-View). Fury won’t limit Roach to working a cut, though.

“Whatever Freddie wants to do, he can do,” Fury said. “Freddie’s his own man. Whatever he wants to do, he’ll do in the corner. I’m sure he will.

“It’s always good to have experience in the corner. It’s always good to have a wise hand in the corner, and it’s gonna be to my advantage.”

When asked later during the conference call if he was playing mind games with Wilder, Fury refuted that theory. The 30-year-old Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) said the move to Roach’s gym midway through training camp was planned all along, but adding Roach was an instinctual choice.

“I just invited him into the corner because he’s a lovely fella,” Fury said. “He’s been very hospitable to us. And I thought he would be good if we got him in the training, and in the corner as well, to give us some tips. I genuinely [think] he’s very experienced and he’s a very nice guy. It’s not a mind tactic to Deontay Wilder.”

Davison replaced Peter Fury, Tyson’s uncle, as his head trainer when the lineal heavyweight champion launched his comeback from depression, alcoholism and cocaine addiction in January. The 33-year-old Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) has long been trained by Jay Deas and former WBA welterweight champion Mark Breland.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sickmerch1990 on 11-16-2018

[QUOTE=iamboxing;19275147]You know nothing about Fury[/QUOTE] i know 7 foot no b head and you will see either pulls out just before or dodgey ending to the fight hes only in it to secure his chav bird and hill billy kids…

Comment by iamboxing on 11-15-2018

[QUOTE=Sickmerch1990;19272911]I dont think i wilk bother buying this on ppv i càn see fury taking a dive even if hes not sparked out in first few rounds hes only in it for a quik pay day[/QUOTE] You know nothing about…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 11-15-2018

Weird move here if hes coming for cuts, surely hes there as the head/assistant trainer unofficially

Comment by .WesternChamp. on 11-15-2018

the problem here is roach cant and wont be able to do whatever he wants. fury will find out real fast when he's looking at roach for instructions and all roach tells him is keep being aggressive lol.

Comment by trippers1 on 11-15-2018

Good move as we dont know how ben davidson will react if and when things arent going to plan. Probably wont change the end result however you never know.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (30)
Top Headlines News: Kem Ljungquist, Henderson Shocks Robinson, Landeros Frampton: Warrington's Arrogance Bubbling Under The Surface Wilder 'Would Love' For Barclays Center To Host Fury Rematch Broner Coach To Roach: Shut The F*** Up, Carry The Spit Bucket! Pedraza: Lomachenko 'Definitely' Better Than Gervonta Davis Wilder Will Add Weight For Fury Rematch; Targets 245 Pounds Hearn Maintains Big Offer on Table For Khan To Face Brook Lebedev Targets Usyk Mandatory Fight as Final Career Bout Danielito Zorrilla May Return on Machado Card After Big Win Amir Khan Ready To Impress: Tyson Fury Gives Me Inspiration Sanchez: Golovkin Has 2-3 Years Left, I'd Like 5 or 6 Fights Gilberto Ramirez Finishes Camp, as Jesse Hart Rematch Looms Tyson Fury's Trainer Ben Davison - The Unlikely Hero Pacquiao Prepares For Broner's 'Running,' Aims To Seek & Destroy Hearn: Disappointing if Joshua Doesn't Get Wilder or Fury Next Hearn: Khan Should Decide on Crawford or Brook Within a Week Pedraza: I'm Proud of What I Did, It Was Close Until The 11th Photos: Braekhus, Shields, Estrada Get Wins on Final HBO Card Fury To Wilder: You'll Need More Than a Million Judges To Rob Me Brook Warns Khan: Don't Come Crawling To Me After Crawford Dogboe: I Just Couldn't Get The Victory, The Best Man Won Michel Soro Has No Problems in Stopping Greg Vendetti Lomachenko-Pedraza Rating Looking Big For ESPN Hearn: WBC Has NOT Ordered Rematch, Wilder Can Face Joshua Dirrell Motivated, 'Ready For Challenge' of Yildirim Title Fight Shields Training Charlo, Ajagba, Apochi For Barclays Card Photos: Navarrete Stuns, Punishes Dogboe For WBO Title Wilder-Fury Rematch Talks To Begin Next Week, Says Warren Photos: Lomachenko Drops, Decisions Pedraza To Unify Belts Photos: Kell Brook Looks Flat in Decision Win Over Zerafa Photos: Carroll, Frenois Ends in Draw - No Mandatory For Farmer Teofimo Lopez: Im 2019, I Will Be Champion - I Guarantee It! Brook: I Want To Shut Khan Up, Then Move On To Spence, Porter Rene Alvarado Beats Carlos Morales, Targets Machado Shot Euro News: Spike O'Sullivan, Oliver Meng, Jordy Weiss, More Video: Andre Ward Talks Loma, Spence-Garcia, Pacquiao, More Filip Hrgovic Decisions Kevin Johnson Over Eight Rounds Lomachenko Wants More Belts, Hopes For Mikey Garcia in 2019 Mchunu Gets Revenge on Oosthuizen, Mbenge Stops Vazquez Pat Manuel, Transgender Boxer, Makes History With Win
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement