Boxing News At Five | Feb 11 2020

Boxing News at Five: Wilder says Fury getting rid of his trainer creates an excuse for when he loses, Serrano labels Taylor “average”

Deontay Wilder questions whether Tyson Fury's new training team will add anything new to his game, and Amanda Serrano is chasing Katie Taylor
Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury works on the pads with Ben Davison in Las Vegas Mikey Williams/Top Rank

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder believes the only game plan Tyson Fury, his next opponent, is constructing right now is one to use after their February 22 fight as opposed to during it.

The Alabama puncher fears Fury’s decision to part from trainer Ben Davison, in particular, is something that could later be attributed as a reason why Fury doesn’t perform on February 22 the way he did when he and Wilder met for the first time in December 2018.

“A lot of stuff that he’s doing is making me feel like he’s setting up an excuse for when he loses,” Wilder told ThaBoxingVoice. “The weight thing – I don’t want to hear nothing about being out of shape or, ‘He didn’t have enough time to get in shape.’ All these trainers around – I don’t want to hear when I knock him out that, ‘If he had Ben it would’ve been better.’