Anthony Joshua Drops Training Footage With New US Trainer Anthony “Chill” Wilson

Published 12/28/2021, 7:00 AM EST
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 has redemption at his sight and unless he regains his lost heavyweight titles from Oleksandr Usyk, the Brit star won’t be able to make calls at will. After suffering a lopsided decision to Usyk in September, we can expect a rematch to happen somewhere in 2022. Henceforth, AJ is introducing legitimate changes in his camp and appears to be working with over one trainer.

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While Rob McCracken is still in his corner, Joshua was spotted hitting pads with US trainer Anthony ‘Chill’ Wilson. The pair met in Dubai and Wilson also worked on Joshua’s body shots. Both the Anthonys posted videos of their training on social media, sending several fans into a frenzy.

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As the rematch against Usyk seems to be near, AJ shall redo all his tactics from the beginning. He prepared well in the first fight but couldn’t do much against Usyk’s agile movement and southpaw stance. Anthony Joshua didn’t even offer his aggressive side of the game and got battered for all 12-rounds by his underdog opponent.

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Following the horrific loss in London, AJ came across harsh criticisms and can not afford to lose the rematch. He reportedly hunted down several trainers and even visited Canelo Alvarez’s coach Eddy Reynoso during his stay in the United States. ‘TBE’ Floyd Mayweather had also offered a helping hand to ‘AJ’, but Anthony Wilson may have bagged the chance to train the former unified heavyweight world champion.

Can Anthony Joshua benefit from his new trainer against Oleksandr Usyk?

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Anthony Joshua will have to play smart to outwork a technical elite like Oleksandr Usyk. While the new heavyweight champion has never lost a fight as a professional, Joshua will clearly have to bring in his aggressive side. He cannot let Usyk establish dominance or will end up losing yet again. Post-loss, Joshua had vowed to brawl with his rival this time.

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

However, a 12-round bout will demand a lot more than that. He may have to change his entire game plan from his first fight and change more to expect a win over Usyk.

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A potential undisputed heavyweight fight is also on the line. And that will urge AJ to push the limits or lose his charm from the division.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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