Microphones picked up supremely confident Tyson Fury comment after third round
Tyson Fury has never been anything but supremely confident.
Fury knows that he possesses the most technical boxing in the heavyweight division and it seems like the undefeated Brit takes more pride in his near-flawless technique than any of the 19 knockouts on his professional record.
The vast majority of those who watched Fury's clash with Deontay Wilder on Saturday night scored the fight for 'The Gypsy King' following an early masterclass in boxing.
A controversial split draw provided the first blemish on the previously perfect records of both Fury and Wilder and while defenders of the draw could point to Wilder's two knockdowns in the second half of the bout, the 115-111 scorecard in favour of 'The Bronze Bomber' is indefensible.
Fury seemed to have enjoyed the better of the exchanges in the first six rounds and 'The Gypsy King' was more than happy with his output after three, when microphones picked up an interesting conversation between Fury and head trainer Ben Davison.
"I'm boxing well, aren't I?" Fury confidently said.
Here’s that brilliant exchange between Tyson Fury and Ben Davison at the end of the 3rd round on Saturday, when Tyson looks to his trainer for a bit of reassurance: “I’m boxing well aren’t I?” #wilderfury pic.twitter.com/wWhchy5Iel
— Martin S (@supsterjnr) December 3, 2018
Davison, who turned 26 just days before Saturday's WBC heavyweight title fight, displayed wisdom beyond his years when he urged Fury to take his time and not rush his work in pursuit of a finish.
"You're boxing beautifully. Just keep taking that distance from him," Davison said.
"Listen, I know there are opportunities now but don't take them right now. Don't take them right now because they will present themselves more and more."
Davison was clearly aware of the fact that Wilder had finished 33 of his professional fights within four rounds so encouraged Fury to mind his Ps and Qs until the latter stages of the contest.
As it turns out, Wilder is just as dangerous in the later rounds and floored Fury in the ninth and 12th but, somehow, 'The Gypsy King' dug deep and was able to climb off the canvas and see out the 12 rounds.