News | May 13 2019

Tyson Fury will finally fulfil his Las Vegas promise

Ricky Hatton will join Ben Davison in Tyson Fury's corner for his next fight, writes Declan Warrington
Tyson Fury
Fury will box in Las Vegas on June 15 Action Images

“We’ve had a few stag dos. There was a stag I couldn’t attend, there’s been many conventions in boxing organisations held in Vegas that I couldn’t go to and there’s been many big fights I couldn’t go to.

“There’s been many opportunities to go but I didn’t go.”

As he did for December’s draw against Deontay Wilder, Fury will again use Ricky Hatton’s expertise in his corner alongside his trainer Ben Davison.

Freddie Roach has also not been ruled out, having joined Hatton and Davison in December before being critical of the latter, but the heavyweight will not again use the American’s Los Angeles-based Wild Card gym.

“This fight’s in Las Vegas so it’s a different heat to LA; it’s in the desert,” he said. “We’re going straight into Las Vegas on Sunday – that gives us four weeks to acclimatise and get ready, and hopefully that’ll be enough and it’ll be good.

“I spoke to Ricky Hatton about it and he said four weeks is plenty. He boxed there a few times, as we know, and I’ve taken that advice on board.”

Tyson Fury fights Tom Schwarz, live on BT Sport Box Office, Saturday June 15. For more information go to www.bt.com/btsportboxoffice

 

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