Anthony Joshua is keeping busy after two wins in 2023 that may lead him into a fight against Deontay Wilder.
The former world champion left coach Robert Garcia after his rematch loss to Oleksandr Usyk. That one-fight partnership was followed by a link up with Derrick James, who has guided him to victories over both Jermaine Franklin and Robert Helenius.
Despite a strong relationship with the Texan trainer, it appears that the Olympic Gold Medalist is still keen to learn from as many people as possible.
Speaking to Boxing King Media, David ‘KD’ Ghansa, Chief Operating Officer of 258 Management, said that Joshua was currently working with Ben Davison in England before returning to James’ World Class Boxing Gym in Dallas.
“Anthony Joshua wants to be very active. He’s currently ticking over, he’s down at the Ben Davison Performance Centre at the moment. He’s ticking over with Ben, Jamie TKV, we had him in our camps in Dallas a couple times.
So he’s still active. When he’s got a date, you’ll see him back out in Dallas with Derrick James continuing the work.”
Davison was credited with helping Tyson Fury return to the sport following a period of depression and alcohol abuse. The partnership saw ‘The Gypsy King’ fight to a draw with Deontay Wilder in 2018.
Fury would have Davison in his corner twice more, a stoppage victory over Tom Schwarz and a unanimous decision win over Otto Wallin in which he was cut above the eye leading to 47 stitches.
Following that fight, he switched from the Brit to SugarHill Steward – nephew of Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Steward of Kronk Gym fame. He would go on to knock Wilder out in the two remaining trilogy bouts.
Any work with Davison – who currently trains Leigh Wood amongst others – may give ‘AJ’ into an insight in preparing for a Wilder fight, or Fury himself down the line, however the world champion’s style has changed significantly since their split.
‘KD’ said that the team were working on making the Wilder fight, but that the aim was for Joshua to fight three times within twelve months regardless.
“His message to us was I want to fight three times within the year. His first of the year was in April, we’ve got until April  to get the public three fights within twelve months.”