Trainer Dominic Ingle spoke about the speculation regarding Anthony Joshua’s training situation this week, and provided an interesting shopping analogy whilst doing so.
Speaking to Boxing King Media, Ingle compared Joshua’s apparent uncertainty about whom to be trained by was similar to fluctuating between queues at a supermarket!
Son of the legendary Brendan, the Sheffield based coach is most known on these shores for guiding the majority of Kell Brook’s career, and referenced the ‘Special One’ as a prime example for why jumping between different trainers is seldom the best move for a fighter.
“You know when you’re in the supermarket and there’s loads of queues and you keep jumping between queues to get to the operator the fastest. But in reality, the queue that you started off it is the one that goes down the quickest. That’s a bit what it’s like changing trainers.”
“I should know, because I’ve had fighters come and go. Prime example Kell Brook, his best performances were under me. So Anthony Joshua is jumping the supermarket queues – where’s that going to end up?”
‘AJ’ made the switch from long time coach Rob McCracken to Mexican Robert Garcia ahead of his ultimately unsuccessful rematch with Oleksandr Usyk this August.
However, it appears less than likely that Joshua will continue working with Garcia ahead of his comeback next year and talks have apparently taken place for the Brit to work under Roy Jones Jr.
Ingle, when asked about Jones credentials as a trainer, was less than flattering.
“I don’t rate Roy Jones as a trainer. Very good fighter – exceptional. But I don’t know who the right trainer would be for Anthony Joshua at this moment in time, maybe he just wants to pack up.”
With a return to the ring supposedly eyed up for next Spring, many will believe Joshua would need to make a decision sooner rather than later.