Josh Taylor Opens Up About Training With Tyson Fury’s Former Trainer – ‘It’s Not Only a Boxer-Trainer Relationship’

Published 05/20/2021, 5:00 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 27: Boxer Josh Taylor poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 27, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Taylor will meet Alfonso Olvera in a super lightweight bout on January 28 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Josh Taylor is all set for the biggest fight of his career. The undefeated Scotsman has made no secret of his confidence going into the bout. And a big part of his confidence comes from his new trainer, Ben Davison, who started training ‘The Tartan Tornado’ last year.

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Taylor will face Jose Ramirez as the main event of an exciting event on Saturday. Both fighters will battle it out for all four belts and the chance to become the undisputed champion. And Taylor has now spoken about his training camp and revealed what it’s like to work with Tyson Fury’s former trainer.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – MAY 18: Josh Taylor of Scotland (Tartan shorts), reacts as he knocks down Ivan Baranchyk of Russia (black shorts), during the WBSS Super Lightweight Semi Final IBF World Championship fight at the Muhammad Ali Trophy Semi-Finals – World Boxing Super Series Fight Night at The SSE Hydro on May 18, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The 17-0 boxer spoke to the media ahead of the fight and addressed his preparation for the bout. He said, “It’s been brilliant, you know. I’ve never been so relaxed and happy in a fight camp, you know. And just the way I’ve prepared, I’ve had a nice long preparation for this fight, you know.”

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Thus, this comment showed Taylor is relaxed going into the fight and has enjoyed the camp with his new trainer. Davison was Fury’s trainer when ‘The Gypsy King’ made his incredible body transformation and come back to the sport. Therefore, these comments from Taylor about Davison will surprise no one.

READ MORE: Why is Josh Taylor Called ‘The Tartan Tornado’?

Josh Taylor explains what makes Ben Davison different

Unlike many famous boxing trainers, Davison is very young. Despite this, he has enjoyed lots of success in the sport. He was in the corner for Tyson Fury’s first fight against Deontay Wilder. And now, ‘The Tartan Tornado’ has detailed what makes Davison different.

Taylor said, “The relationship with Ben, it’s just brilliant, you know. It’s not only a boxer-trainer relationship. It’s also a friendship as well, you know. He’s a real good guy. With that respect, going to the gym, he’s the boss, you know. So it’s very good and we’re happy.”

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LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 19: Boxing trainer Ben Davison is seen ringside during the Heavyweight fight between Franklin Ignatius and Hrvoje Bozinovic at York Hall on December 19, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Thus, this comment explains why Taylor had such a relaxed camp heading into one of the biggest fights of his career. Both Taylor and Davison will hope that this continues in the ring on Saturday night.

What do you make of these comments from Josh Taylor? Do you think the union between him and Davison will be successful?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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