Anthony Joshua Back In U.S. Seeking New Trainer Again
Joshua previously parted with Rob McCracken and opted for Robert Garcia.
The former unified heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua is again on the hunt to shake up his corner for his expected comeback in early 2023.
Joshua parted ways with his long-term coach Rob McCracken after his tame showing against Oleksandr Usyk in their first meeting and went out to America in search of a new training team.
AJ spent time at Ronnie Shields, Virgil Hunter and Eddy Reynoso’s gym before opting for Robert Garcia alongside his existing assistant coach Angel Fernandez for his rematch against the Ukrainian.
It was a much-improved performance by the Brit under the supervision of Garcia, but Joshua still wasn’t able to achieve the desired result as Usyk outpointed him on the second occasion as well.
Joshua was disappointed with the result as he even went on to throw the titles out of the ring after the fight.
Garcia questioned Joshua’s mentality as he wanted his fighter to be more aggressive inside the ring.
Garcia is still open to training Joshua, but he wants at least an 8-week camp before the duo can step up together.
But Joshua seems to have other ideas on his mind as he is already looking for different prospects while moving forward. Lately, Joshua was seen hitting the mitts in Virgil Hunter’s gym and legendary fighter-turned-trainer Roy Jones Jr’s training arena in Las Vegas.
Eddie Hearn, who has been promoting Joshua for a decade now, has also indicated that the Watford native is out there in search of a new manager and a corner.
“He’s just touched down in America, he’s getting his training plans together, which will start in the first week of January.
“We’re looking to announce his date very soon. An opponent will follow in due course.
“I think the opponent will come once he completes his training plans. Because I think it’s important to talk to the training teams to decide who they want.”
Joshua is heavily linked with a fight with either Deontay Wilder or Dillian Whyte in early 2023.