Ben Davison trained Tyson Fury for his previous five fights (Picture: PA Wire)

Tyson Fury’s former trainer Ben Davison is encouraged by the results of Friday’s weigh-in, believing Deontay Wilder will regret coming in at the heaviest weight of his career.

Davison trained Fury throughout his comeback to boxing after nearly three years out of the ring, guiding him to wins over Sefer Seferi and Francesco Pianeta before the classic draw with Wilder in December 2018.

Two more wins followed, over Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin before Fury decided to change direction and hire Javan ‘SugarHill’ Steward for the Wilder rematch.

Davison is now just an interested spectator, but would still love to see his close friend and former client win the WBC heavyweight title on Saturday night.

Fury weighed in at a huge 273lbs on Friday, much more than his opponent, but Wilder was at a career high of 231lbs, which Davison believes is a mistake.

‘Think Wilder coming in heavier is advantage to Tyson,’ Davison tweeted.

‘He can punch at any weight, added weight will slow him down and fatigue him quicker, he’s an explosive type athlete not an endurance built athlete.’

Fury’s weight is his heaviest since his 2018 comeback against Seferi when he tipped the scales at 276lbs and his new trainer insists it is all part of a plan to provide him with more power.

‘Tyson Fury is a very tall heavyweight, so we believe that he can carry more weight, along with his power,’ said Steward.

‘He’s a big, strong heavyweight and extra weight won’t hurt him. He still moves around just like a super middleweight.

‘Plus, he still has the ring IQ to set things up. We’re just adding some punching power to his arsenal.’

Fury’s mammoth weight is a cause for concern for some fans, as it is significantly more than he weighed in two of his career best performances – the draw with Wilder and the win over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.

The Gypsy King weighed 256.5lbs in the first bout with the Bronze Bomber, while he was just under 246lbs against Dr. Steelhammer.

However, Steward insists all the training has gone to plan ahead of Saturday’s monumental clash: ‘I feel as if I have done everything he asked for.

‘He wanted to be better technically, more aggressive, and be a big dominant heavyweight.’

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