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Usyk Rematch: Anthony Joshua plans cabinet reshuffle

Joshua against eventual winner Oleksandr Usyk

Down but not out Anthony Joshua is considering overhauling his training team with a view to turning the table in a rematch with  Oleksandr Usyk.

Joshua who lost to Andy Ruiz it will recalled turned the table and reclaimed his title during a rematch in Saudi Arabia.

The Nigeria born British pugilist is thinking of another rematch that will see him reclaim what he lost to Usyk last month to the surprise of some of his die-hard fans.

The former WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion has not decided if he will split with long-time coach Rob McCracken yet.

But he is considering his options ahead of his rematch with Ukrainian ace Usyk next year.

Joshua, 32, has visited Virgil Hunter’s gym in Oakland where Joshua Buatsi is currently training and where Amir Khan was once a regular.

Joshua, who celebrated his birthday in LA on Friday,October 15, has also been down to San Diego to visit Canelo Alvarez’s gym where he works with trainer Eddy Reynoso.

AJ has suffered two losses under Rob McCracken’s guidance

Two other options could be Robert Garcia’s gym in LA and Ronnie Shields’ in Texas.

He is also considering the logistics of what moving from his Sheffield training base at GB Boxing would entail at this stage of his career.

But promoter Eddie Hearn has hinted a switch is possible.

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“AJ will always look at his preparation and see how he can improve,” Hearn told Boxing Social.

“If that’s changing things up, looking at bringing people in, or whatever he’s got to do, he will do that.”

 

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