Anthony Joshua Details His Time With Bigwig Boxing Coaches in America

Published 10/27/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
Boxing – Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk Weigh-in – The O2, London, Britain – September 24, 2021 Anthony Joshua during the weigh-in Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge


Anthony Joshua, over the past few days, has been at the center of boxing news. The Brit took a stroll to a few boxing gyms in America to figure out what went wrong for him in his fight against Oleksandr Usyk. That said, he met the likes of Eddy Reynoso, Ronnie Shields, and more.

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On top of that, ‘AJ’ spent some substantial time with all of these coaches and he even had a few workout sessions. Recently, he spoke to iFL TV about his experience with all of these coaches.

“I spent two days with one of them.”

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“They’re all experienced. The only thing I could take away from it is the culture. Like Mexican style, and African Caribbean style. I’m an African Caribbean fighter, so, like Ronnie Shields and Vergil, there’s that father figure element. You know what I mean, and let’s say the language barrier, that’s the only I could take from the two where I got.” he said.

Until now, Joshua hasn’t officially parted ways with his long-time trainer, Rob McCracken.

The Briton is trying everything in his hands to gain as much knowledge and skills as he can from renowned boxing coaches. Also, he’s triggered the rematch with Usyk and this fight might come to life by March 2022. That said, Joshua has some considerable time in hand to add some notable prowess and present his best version inside the ring against Usyk.

More than anyone else, the ex-champ is himself hungry to get back to his old momentum and reclaim his belts.

Will Anthony Joshua beat Oleksandr Usyk?

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‘The Cat’s prime weapon against Joshua was his movements. That said, ‘AJ’ will have to instill some swift movements to go toe to toe with his Ukrainian foe.

Boxing – WBA, IBF & WBO Heavyweight Titles – Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain – September 25, 2021 Anthony Joshua in action against Oleksandr Usyk Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

Moreover, Joshua has god gifted power. But it’ll go in vain again if he fails to employ it against Usyk in the rematch.

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With movements and power, the Briton will also have to bring in some variations in his punches that might help him get over the line against Usyk. It’ll be interesting to see how he fares in his rematch.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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