Former unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has suggested that he will change up his training team following his unanimous decision defeat to Oleksandr Usyk in September.
Joshua lost his WBA, IBF and WBO titles to Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and has since trained in several gyms in the US ahead of a potential rematch in the spring.
Currently in Dubai, the two-time heavyweight champion said a new training environment should prove beneficial ahead of his quest to reclaim the unified throne. ‘AJ’ has notably worked with trainer Rob McCracken in Sheffield since he was an amateur.
“I’m a loyal character. I believe loyalty’s important,” Joshua said during a Dubai Expo interview. “I’ve been based in Sheffield and had a good chat with my coach and I wanna try some new things, I wanna try a new environment.
“Maybe I can do a training camp in Dubai, maybe I can do a training camp in Africa, in America. Just a new environment to get inspired again and to take the heavyweight division by storm.
“That’s what 2022 holds for me… Revamping, reorganising, new environment and staying at the top. New environment, work with some good coaches and just go to war. It’s a warrior mindset.”