AJ will ‘work with some good coaches’ in a ‘new environment’ before Usyk rematch


ANTHONY JOSHUA confirmed he will ‘work with some good coaches’ in a ‘new environment’ before his WAR with Oleksandr Usyk.

Joshua was left questioning his coaching crew after defeat over 12 rounds to Usyk in September.

Anthony Joshua pictured out in Dubai

Following the loss, AJ hung out in America visiting a number of gyms and coaches, forward of his contracted rematch with the Ukrainian this 12 months.

Joshua has appeared to counsel he will change up his coaching squad or base, having first consulted Rob McCracken.

He stated in a Dubai interview: “I’m a loyal character. I imagine loyalty’s vital.

“I’ve been primarily based in Sheffield and had a good chat with my coach and I wanna strive some new issues, I wanna strive a new setting.

“Maybe I can do a training camp in Dubai, maybe I can do a training camp in Africa, in America – just a new environment to get inspired again and to take the heavyweight division by storm.”

Joshua continued: “That’s what 2022 holds for me – revamping, reorganising, new setting and staying on the high.


“New environment, work with some good coaches and just go to war. It’s a warrior mindset.”

Joshua is but to disclose whether or not head coach McCracken will get replaced, or work alongside one other cornerman.

He has guided AJ to gold in the 2012 London Olympics and two unified heavyweight titles in the skilled ranks.

And after Joshua, 32, was shocked by Andy Ruiz Jr, additionally 32, in June 2019, he remained loyal to McCracken.

He did add Angel Fernandez and Joby Clayton to his crew six months later, successful on factors.

New setting, work with some good coaches and simply go to conflict. It’s a warrior mindset.

Anthony Joshua

But AJ admitted defeat to Usyk, 34, this time round was totally different – however is motivated to precise revenge for a second time.

Joshua instructed Sky Sports: “When I misplaced the primary time, I by no means made no excuses, however I had my causes and I knew I’d get it again.

“But this one damage as a result of I used to be 100 per cent, no issues, the whole lot was cool.

“I went in there and I simply misplaced to the higher man that night time and it damage.

“But it gave me motivation to pull myself out of that position where mentally it killed me. And I fought my way back and I’ll redeem myself.”
Anthony Joshua was beaten by Oleksandr Usyk in September

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