ANTHONY JOSHUA’s hunger to be the best in the world ‘is still there’ – despite all his millions in the bank.
The Watford warrior’s mentality has been questioned following his flirting with a £15million payday to step away from his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk.
But recent training partner Chris Eubank Jr – who got some work in with the former unified champ in Dubai – insists AJ is still as motivated as he was before he became a global superstar.
In an interview with Sky Sports, NextGen said of his training with Joshua: “Importantly, he was looking hungry.
“Despite how much money he has made and how many fights he has won, the hunger is still there which means a lot.
“He is trying to get better by looking for a new trainer so he can change his tactics and beat Usyk.
“I would love to see that.
“He showed in his second fight with Andy Ruiz Jr that he can switch game-plans and learn from his mistakes.”
Joshua, 32, has been looking for a new head coach ahead of his potentially do-or-die rematch with Usyk, who turned him over in their Tottenham tussle last September.
Eubank Jr knows a thing or two about seeking advice from a new set of eyes, recently training with renowned coach Eddy Reynoso as well as head trainer Roy Jones Jr.
He said: “After a loss, you think: ‘How can I get better? How can I do things differently?’
“You can’t keep doing the same thing because it didn’t work.
“You have to find somebody that you really connect with. “Don’t go to the first person that you meet. Go to America, go to other countries.
“If you hear someone is good to work with? Go and work with them. Test it out Then choose.”
Following an eleventh-hour attempt to book an undisputed fight with Tyson Fury and Usyk, Joshua’s second clash with the Ukrainian is expected to take place in the spring.
And WBC titleholder Fury has claimed the undisputed bout didn’t come to fruition as Joshua and upcoming opponent Dillian Whyte wanted too much money.
In response to a tweet revealing the collapse of the bout, Fury replied: “It’s called greed.”
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