Eddie Hearn has spoken out about Anthony Joshua’s apparent hunt for yet another new trainer and when the former-champion might be seen fighting next.
Hearn told Boxing Social that Joshua was simply looking to learn and evolve, however as time goes on it seems increasingly less likely that he will resume working with Robert Garcia.
Although a return to the ring for the end of this year was initially quoted, Hearn confirmed Joshua had not resumed training yet and would be back in action in the spring of next year.
“He’s just travelling around meeting people; looking and learning as he always does. Getting that camp in order for a January 1st start.”
“Obviously any announcements on a trainer or training team will come from him. I’m in contact with him. We’re planning his date and his fight, he will be out in the spring and training camp starts on January 1st.”
Hearn then told Boxing Social that the latest ‘AJ’ will fight is the first week of April and said that there was announcement coming ‘certainly before Christmas.’
Joshua brought in Robert Garcia after training with Team GB stalwart Robert McCracken for the entirety of his career, only to have seemingly dropped the American after just once fight.
Despite a somewhat improved performance in his ultimately unsuccessful rematch with Oleksandr Usyk in August, it appears Joshua will be moving on to pastures new.
Speculation emerged last month that ‘AJ’ would be working under former multi-weight world champion, Roy Jones Jr, after the hall of famer confirmed Joshua would be coming to America to train under him on a trial basis. This was later played down.