Ben Davison has spoken out about the ongoing speculation regarding Anthony Joshua’s training situation, and admitted he wouldn’t rule out working with Joshua in the future.
Davison told iD Boxing that he believed Joshua was keen to learn, as well as refusing to pass too much judgement on the rumours that ‘AJ’ will link up with hall-of-famer Roy Jones Jr in the near future.
“Anthony Joshua is a student of the game, he’s hungry to learn – from what I see. Anybody who’s got that attitude I’m willing to help in any role I can.”
“Look, I’m sure he’ll eventually find someone who can click with.”
“Will Roy Jones try to encourage him to box like Roy Jones? People just assume an ex-fighter will just train a fighter to fight just like they fought. But principles are more important than styles.”
Joshua’s training situation has been hot discussion for the best part of a year now, after he elected to stop working with long time mentor and team GB stalwart Rob McCracken in favour of a link up with esteemed American trainer Robert Garcia ahead of his ultimately unsuccessful rematch with Oleksandr Usyk in Jeddah earlier this year.
However, the rematch with Usyk did not go as planned, and since then it has looked increasingly less likely that Joshua will continue to work with Garcia ahead of his comeback in 2023.
Davison and Joshua would be a surprising link up, given the fact the young coach had current WBC world champion Tyson Fury under his tutelage two years ago, before ‘The Gypsy King’ elected to work under Sugar Hill Steward ahead of his explosive rematch with Deontay Wilder in February 2020.