Tyson Fury news: Freddie Roach claims he’s cleared the air with trainer Ben Davison after controversial comments on Deontay Wilder fight tactics

Tyson Fury’s corner man Freddie Roach has declared that “all is good” between himself and head trainer Ben Davison, despite publicly criticising the Brit’s tactics.

Roach – a seven-time ‘Trainer of the Year’ award winner – joined Fury’s corner to work alongside head trainer Davison for their disputed December 1 draw with Deontay Wilder in LA.

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Ben Davison has been a key figure in Tyson Fury’s comeback

However, a week after the bout’s conclusion, the 58-year gave a bizarre interview in which he revealed disagreements with the man 32 years his junior and even claimed that the trainer almost got their man disqualified while crying in the twelfth round.

When asked if it was true that Ben Davison was in tears, Freddie Roach told Fox Fair Game: “He was. He thought for sure that he wasn’t going to get up and he was really worried.

“The instructors in the corners really had to hold him down and settle him down.

“He wanted to go into the ring to take care of his fighter, but if you go in that ring it’s an automatic disqualification.

“So we had to hold him down and let it play out.”

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Freddie Roach has won seven ‘Trainer of the Year’ awards since 2003, many due to his work with eight-weight champion Manny Pacquiao

Roach went on to slam Davison’s tactics – which he claimed prevented Fury from winning by knockout – and his identical treatment of the heavyweight with featherweight Isaac Lowe.

The comments drew widespread criticism, with many having felt the trainer did an exceptional job and that his man was very unfortunate not to get the decision.

However, Roach has now revealed to ESPN’s Steve Kim that the pair have since talked to one another and seemingly resolved any issues that there were between them.

Fury and Davison are yet to make any public comment on the matter and it is unclear whether the training team will remain the same for the Gypsy King’s next outing.

He is expected to rematch Wilder in the first half of next year after the WBC declared they would sanction a second fight.

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