This Tyson Fury Story About How His Trainer Ben Davison Got The Job Is The Funniest Thing You’ll Hear This Week
Tyson Fury is certainly not short of a comedy story or two, in fact the lineal heavyweight champion of the world has his own unique jukebox of hilarious anecdotes.
In a recent appearance on ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ the unbeaten British heavyweight added another story to the collection as he hilariously revealed the reason that his previously “unknown trainer”, Ben Davison, got the job working for him, despite never training anyone before.
“He was helping out Billy Joe Saunders over in Marbella. They asked me to come over, but I had no intentions of training, I was there for a good drink up and a party,” Fury told Joe Rogan.
“We are all in a coffee shop in Puerto Banus and these two stunners were walking past in bikinis - I mean 10 out of 10 each - and I said to Ben Davison: ‘If you go and get me their numbers then you can be my boxing trainer.’
“He said: ‘What?’, and I said ‘you heard me correct the first time!.’
“So off he went after these two good looking girls. 20 minutes goes by and he comes back with no number. I said: ‘Right, so clearly you’re not the man for me because the trainer I need has to have minerals and if you can’t get a woman’s number, then you clearly can’t win fights can you. Simple.’
“He went: ‘What! I’ll show ya!,’ and walked off all in a mood.
“Two minutes laters he comes back: ‘There’s the number’ - bang.
“I said: ‘You’re hired.’
“I hired him for that reason, but not just for the hot girls phone numbers, that wasn’t the case. It was the case that he was willing to put himself on the line to prove to me that he could do something that takes minerals.
“If you don’t have any confidence and if he didn’t have any gumption to him then he wouldn’t have got that number. He was young and fresh and had a point to prove and he wanted to do something with his life and I’ve given him that opportunity and it’s the best decision I’ve ever made.”
Davison will be bidding to inspire Fury to glory in the trainer’s first professional fight next month. ‘The Gypsy King’ can be backed at 13/10 to extend his unbeaten run to 28 wins from 28 fights with a victory over Deontay Wilder, however it’s ‘The Bronze Bomber’ who heads into the eagerly anticipated heavyweight bout as the odds-on 8/13 favourite to come out on top, and in the process retain his WBC heavyweight title
You can view the whole Fury interview in the video below, with the Davison story starting around the 55minute 46second mark.