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Anthony Joshua will return to USA for more training ahead of Oleksandr Usyk rematch as he considers new coach

ANTHONY JOSHUA will return to the USA for more training ahead of his Oleksandr Usyk rematch.

Watford’s 32-year-old hero lost his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight world titles at the end of September and his gameplan and inter-round advice have come under fire.

Anthony Joshua with his trainer Rob McCracken – who has come under fire after defeat to Oleksandr Usyk
Anthony Joshua was completely outboxed in his defeat at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September

Head trainer Rob McCracken had guided AJ’s pro career almost perfectly up until the Tottenham defeat.

But the Team GB mentor is fighting for his position as Joshua has been checking out rival gyms and trainers across the Pond.

And promoter Eddie Hearn believes the London 2012 golden boy will head back to the States, where he met with top cornermen Eddy Reynoso, Virgil Hunter and Ronnie Shields, soon to prepare for the April-planned rerun.

“I do believe he will go back and probably train with some of the people he saw and then he will make a decision,” the Matchroom boss said.

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“I just think it is a good idea to have a change of scenery but that is just my personal opinion.

“On a recent trip to America people were asking me who I think he should go with and I said ‘whoever he is comfortable with’. We will have to see what happens.”


Hearn also promotes fights for Dillian Whyte, who is mandatory for a shot at Tyson Fury’s WBC crown.

But the fight mogul admits he fears the Gypsy King’s unpredictability has him concerned about the fight happening.

“Fury can vacate the belt or return, he can do whatever he wants,” Hearn said.

“But he should want to defend his world title and if he wants to stay active then this is a great fight.

“We hope at the upcoming WBC convention the fight will be called for and then I do expect that fight to happen.”

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The fallen champ will head back to the USA to train for the rematch



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