Tyson Fury’s trainer Ben Davison has praised Anthony Joshua’s win over Andy Ruiz Jr, while also branding him a ‘poor man’s Tyson Fury.’
The Brit put on a masterclass performance to regain his belts on Saturday night in Saudi Arabia, boxing intelligently to neutralise his opponent and win by unanimous decision.
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Davison reacted by telling iFL TV: “Good performance, he added another side to his game, done what he needed to do and got the win, that was the most important thing.
“I think that the weight killed him [Ruiz Jr].
“He knew that he would’ve needed to close the gap, and he’s not got the quickest feet in the world anyway.
“Putting that extra weight on was gonna slow his feet down even more. I think that was a big, big hindrance.”
Regarding Rob McCracken’s game plan, Davison said: “That was exactly what he needed to employ.
“It was almost – not in a horrible way – like a poor man’s Tyson Fury.
“That’s not in a nasty way because obviously he can’t do it to the level of Tyson, but it was the tactics that he needed to employ and he done well.
“That was a 50/50 fight and he came out with the win, so that’s the performance.”