Ben Davison has explained how Tyson Fury was able to withstand the vicious right hand from Deontay Wilder which floored the WBC heavyweight champion.
‘The Gypsy King’ had to climb off the canvas twice in the fourth round to stage an incredible comeback and retain his world titles.
Having had the ‘Bronze Bomber’ on the floor in the third, Fury ate the first clean right hand Wilder was able to land in any one of their three fights and it had the desired effect.
The 6ft 9ins slugger was afforded the opportunity to practice his best ‘Bambi on Ice’ impression in front of a capacity crowd at the T-Mobile Arena.
Davison was the man who masterminded Fury’s incredible tactics for the first fight with the American in 2018, a bout where he had to climb off the floor twice.
And the 28-year-old took to Twitter to explain how his close friend was able to take the shot clean and get back up.
He wrote: “The instinct and timing to brace upon the impact and only give his forehead, tucking his chin down was the key to being able get up!”
Davison was replaced by SugarHill Steward by Fury in order to adopt a more aggressive approach to the second and third fights, a ploy which worked as he secured two knockouts.
And Steward admits he had to restore the 33-year-old’s composure following the two drops.
He told Boxing Social : “I tell you I don’t actually remember but at that part, it wasn’t anything about a knockdown.
“That’s what everybody wants to know. It was just me giving him directions on how to fight, what to do.
“I don’t remember saying anything about a knockdown, like ‘oh watch out for this’, it was just, ‘get back to boxing’.”