A few eyebrows were raised when it emerged last week that Anthony Joshua has been working with Ben Davison, former trainer of WBC heavyweight world champion and ‘AJ’s long time rival, Tyson Fury.
Davison himself has now spoken out on the link up, and was quick to play down the attention it has received.
In a recent interview with IFL TV, Davison seemed to hint that Joshua was simply ticking over in the gym due to him living near by.
“He pops down to the gym and doesn’t live far from the gym. It’s a good facility if I don’t mind saying so myself!”
“That’s it really.”
It remains unclear as of yet whether working with Davison will become a regular occurrence for Joshua, or is just a stay busy exercise whilst he spends time in the UK, with coach Derrick James based in Texas.
Promoter Eddie Hearn had claimed the former unified world champion could be back in the ring in December, however for that to happen an opponent would need to be announced imminently.
Despite fans being assured for months that a fight between Joshua and Deontay Wilder has been locked in, it has quickly become clear that the cross Atlantic blockbuster, which has been repeatedly tipped to land in Saudi Arabia, is unlikely to happen anytime soon.
Boxing fans went into overdrive earlier this year when Skill Challenge spoke of their desire to stage Joshua vs Wilder on the same night as an undisputed clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia.
And though Fury vs Usyk has now been signed, Joshua vs Wilder seems further away than ever before