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Anthony Joshua to reunite with Group GB’s Olympic boxing coach Rob McCracken who vows to get him prepared for Oleksandr Usyk

ANTHONY JOSHUA is ready to reunite with Group GB’s Olympic boxing coach Rob McCracken, who vowed to get him prepared for Oleksandr Usyk.

McCracken has been in Tokyo for the final month, the place he helped produce a file SIX medals for GB.


Coach Rob McCracken pictured with Anthony Joshua in 2020Credit: Dave Thompson Matchroom Boxing

However it got here at a value for AJ – who received gold beneath the esteemed coach in 2012 – because the heavyweight began his coaching camp with out his cornerman.

Joshua, 31, defends his unified titles in opposition to Usyk, 34, on September 25, so needed to start preparations with out his head coach.

However McCracken is ready to return to GB’s Sheffield HQ, the place AJ can have his full consideration.

He instructed Sky Sports activities: “He’s doing effective, he is the place he must be.

“I will get again and there’ll nonetheless be seven weeks, which is a very long time in a 36-minute battle.

“He is within the place he must be in.

“We’ll get again, me and the staff, the others [at Tokyo 2020] who work with AJ, so we are able to put the work collectively, get the sparring proper, get the prep proper.

“So he can placed on a terrific efficiency in his subsequent heavyweight title battle.”

Joshua has been educated by McCracken since 2016, however introduced in assistant trainers Angel Fernandez and Joby Clayton in 2019.

With AJ left in good fingers with the 2 coaches, he apperared unfazed by McCracken’s current absence.


Joshua stated: “Everybody brings one thing totally different to the desk. Usyk will usher in Vasiliy Lomachenko’s dad. He works with Russ Anber.

“I’ve a listing of various nutritionists and power and conditioning coaches that he’ll usher in for this battle.

“He’s altering his staff as a result of individuals have a wealth of information. It has been good having a wider staff and dealing collectively.”

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