Ben Davison at his Self-deprecating best

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by TBC-ASAP, Jan 11, 2022.


    TBC-ASAP Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 7, 2017
    Honestly amazed I got to post this first.

  2. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash banned Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
    :lol: loves it does old Boxercise Ben.
  3. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 25, 2012
    Apart from the lazy comment I dont really see an issue with what he has said. Ben takes alot of stick and his inexperience is always thrown in his face. Sometimes a fresh approach and new ways are a good thing.
  4. DJN16

    DJN16 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 15, 2013
    He's an interesting one Davison.
    Is there some truth in what he's saying?
    He certainly loves the camera and attention more than most trainers.

    He's doing something right, certainly in the short term with fighters. No evidence of long term though or correct me if I'm wrong I don't belive he's ever produced/guided a fighter from scratch.

    Let's see where he is in 5 - 10 years time.
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  5. Jason Gordon

    Jason Gordon Member Full Member

    Sep 26, 2021
    He is obsessed with what people think about him.
  6. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 2, 2013
    He over-complicates. It won’t work with a not-already-established fighter. Remember fighters aren’t pHDs or Mensa entrants.

    Freddie Roach says he was too defensive in the first Wilder fight. And Kronk Fury just ****ed him up, basically.
  7. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash banned Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
    Only about 28 though isn't he so he won't have had the time to guide anyone from scratch to a good level yet. He's recently picked up some young fighters & fighters who hadn't fought pro at the time so he has the chance now.
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  8. LeavemealoneKoooogs

    LeavemealoneKoooogs Member Full Member

    Apr 30, 2021
    To me it seems like he got where he is through his connections at MTK as opposed to hard work. And just about every fighter he's worked with was already established / a good fighter before they linked up. I don't think he's genuinely improved any of them ability-wise.

    Credit where it's due for the Fury weight loss saga though
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  9. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 2, 2013
    In his 30s now
  10. Furious

    Furious Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 2, 2017
    I think he’s 29 but in his defence he’s been in the boxing public eye since he was about 26.

    That’s a young age to be in the limelight in a very unforgiving sport, especially as he comes across as being not that well educated. I can understand his defensiveness, even if it comes across as immature.
  11. Noel857

    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

    Mar 24, 2019
    The man is a tosser
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  12. Rick Rude

    Rick Rude New Member Full Member

    Dec 22, 2020
    Opportunist. Very close friends with BJS (to some that tells you all you need to know).
    Credit where it's due he was thrust into a very prominent position because he was a friend/companion and he's running with it now.
  13. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash banned Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
    Leigh Wood?
  14. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash banned Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
    Josh Taylor spent time training with Davison and Booth and chose Davison so he must have something about him. Think he deserves a bit more credit than ‘only where he is cos of MTK’. Fighters like Leigh Wood have made big improvements under him and he caught the eye of Haney who asked him to join his team.

    He works with a lad called Lee Wylie who’s a video analyst and he’s apparently the business.
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  15. BiggieL

    BiggieL Active Member Full Member

    Aug 13, 2015
    The highest profile trainers in this country are a funny bunch. Booth is just plain odd, Coldwell has a huge central heating bill each month, Gallagher, Ingle…
    Boxercise Ben has ideas well above his station but good luck to him, I don’t mind him too much he’s just a bit egocentric