Anthony Joshua told to stick with Rob McCracken as coaching search continues

Joshua is reportedly looking to switch coaches to take him to his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk

Sarah Rendell
Friday 22 October 2021 09:47
Comments
<p>Joshua is on the hunt for a new coach </p>

Joshua is on the hunt for a new coach

Trainer Jamie Moore says Anthony Joshua should stay with coach Rob McCracken as he knows his fighter “inside out”.

It’s thought Joshua has been spending time with different trainers in the US as he is looking to replace McCracken after he lost to Oleksandr Usyk in September.

Joshua has been having sessions with Andre Ward’s ex-coach Virgil Hunter, Canelo Alvarez’s trainer Eddie Reynoso and Mike Tyson’s former trainer Ronnie Shields. But Moore insists McCracken is the right coach to take Joshua to his rematch with Usyk in the spring.

“As a fighter, you have to make these types of decisions, sometimes they’re not nice. If he feels like he needs a change for his career, then he needs a change,” Moore told iFL TV.

“If he didn’t then he wouldn’t be looking elsewhere. I don’t think from a technical or a tactical point of view he needs a change from Rob McCracken. I think Rob knows him inside out.

“Looking from the outside in, I would be saying you don’t need to change trainer. I’d stick with what he knows best. But he obviously feels like he needs a change.”

Usyk stripped Joshua of his WBA, WBO and IBF titles as he won via unanimous decision and the British star triggered the rematch clause in their contract.

Joshua will be aiming to win back his belts to then line-up an all British unification fight against Tyson Fury, who defeated Deontay Wilder in October to retain his WBC title.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged in