‘Get out my comfort zone’ – Anthony Joshua confirms he is trialling new coaches… but has NOT split from Rob McCracken
ANTHONY JOSHUA has been trialling new coaches in America – but insists he hasn't split with long-term trainer Rob McCracken.
Joshua is open to expanding his training team after losing the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles to Oleksandr Usyk last month.
Usyk defeated AJ via unanimous decision at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London and the two heavyweights appear set for a rematch in March.
The British superstar has been training in various different gyms in the US but has not separated from McCracken, who guided him to two world titles.
Joshua told iFL TV when asked if his trainer would stay put: "Yeah, and he has to speak to the people I may want to work with and see if he can work with them.
"I had the same conversation with Rob: 'I want to work with you, but I also want to work with this guy for six months'.
"Rob might tell me, 'You know what champ, this ain't working for me. For the next six months, you do your thing and come and see me after.' It's mature conversations. My life, my health is on the line.
"I need to go and get some new teachings from guys that have trained – Robert Garcia trained 13, 14 world champions. They've got so many generations of teachings.
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"Virgil Hunter trained Andre Ward, a phenomenal fighter. Andre Berto, he's worked with.
"I wanted to go around and be in an environment of fighters.
"Eddy Reynoso, 'No boxing, no life.' I love that saying. Canelo is obviously a phenomenal fighter. I watched him spar 12 rounds, asked certain questions.
"Ronnie Shields, another African-American coach who has worked with the greats."
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