Speculation continues to mount that Anthony Joshua’s trainer Robert McCracken may not be in the corner for the biggest fight of AJ’s career.
Joshua, holder of three of the four world heavyweight titles, is hopeful of facing the WBC champion Tyson Fury in a titanic undisputed battle this summer.
However, there appears to be one sticking point for McCracken and that is when the fight will happen. July 24 or the end of August is looking the most likely of dates for when the gargantuan fight takes place. If that is the case McCracken, the performance director of GB boxing, will be in Tokyo leading the GB boxing team at the rearranged Olympics. As things stand the Games are scheduled to begin on July 24 and end on August 9.
“We don’t have a choice,” Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn told The Independent. “There are too many people and things to fit around already with the fighters, trainers, countries, time zones, the Olympics.
“There is all this stuff to plan so whatever date we are given by the site is the date that we will go with. Someone is spending a lot of money so we have to go whenever they say.
“The plan is to plan accordingly, I know AJ and Rob have been talking accordingly so I am sure they will work it out.
“It will depend on timings, the date we get given is when the fight takes place and the guys know it will be around the Olympics, it could be inappropriate but it is the biggest fight in boxing and the biggest moment in AJ’s career so we have to work it out.”