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Joshua’s Hunger Is Still There, Says Eubank

Chris Eubank Jr says Anthony Joshua still has the desire to get back to the top of the sport.

Joshua has spent months on the lookout for a new trainer and having shared a gym with him recently the British middleweight has seen enough evidence to suggest the fire still burns.

“He was looking hungry,” he told Sky Sports.

“Despite how much money he has made and how many fights he has won, the hunger is still there which means a lot.”

Many believe Joshua has made a mistake leaving long-time trainer Robert McCracken while others believe it is a good idea to bring in someone new and freshen things up. Eubank agrees with the latter.

“He is trying to get better by looking for a new trainer so he can change his tactics and beat Usyk. I would love to see that.”

Eubank travelled to Florida to work with Roy Jones Jr in a bid to get the necessary teachings to take him to world title success. And the 32-year-old has some advice for his compatriot and former heavyweight champion.

“You have to find somebody you can really connect with. Don’t go to the first person that you meet. Go to America, go to other countries. If you hear someone is good to work with? Go and work with them. Test it out. Then choose.”

Joshua has been in America doing sessions with various well-respected trainers but an official announcement on his new cornerman is yet to be made.

The 2012 Olympic gold medallist looks set to rematch Usyk before the end of summer following yesterday’s official confirmation that Tyson Fury will defend his WBC heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte.