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Warren stands by Fury

5th January 2020, 14:39 by Tom Hill

Promoter Frank Warren claims he has no concerns with Tyson Fury's call to switch trainers before his rematch with Deontay Wilder.

Fury and former trainer Ben Davison split last month, despite their recent success together.

Davison helped Fury back into the sport after a bout of depression, with the former heavyweight champion spending three years out of the ring.

He is unbeaten since his return in 2018, with Sefer Seferi, Francesco Pianeta, Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin all beaten.

Fury had to settle for a draw against Deontay Wilder in December 2018, but he has now hired the services of SugarHill Steward.

Warren says the decision was a sign of his good judgement and he believes his fighter will be ready for the rematch against Wilder on February 22.

He told the Daily Star: "I know there is some concern about Fury changing trainers ahead of such a colossal clash.

"I'm certainly sad to see him split with Ben Davison because the pair were great together.

"But when Fury appointed Davison as the man to help him get back to the top many questioned him using such a young trainer. How wrong they were.

"So I am fully confident he knows what he's doing in bringing in Javan 'SugarHill' Steward to take the corner for the Wilder rematch.

"Few fighters know what's best for them than Fury and he will not have made the decision lightly."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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