Promoter Eddie Hearn has given an update on who will train Anthony Joshua for his upcoming rematch with Oleksandr Usyk, confirming new members are a ‘certainty’.
Joshua and his team were slammed following his defeat to Usyk first time around at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last September, where Usyk claimed all three of the Englishman’s heavyweight titles.
Questions were asked about AJ’s long-time coach Rob McCracken following the loss, and after Joshua was pictured touring a number of different gyms around the US in recent months rumours began that McCracken was set to be replaced.
Ahead of Joshua’s eagerly-anticipated rematch with his Ukrainian rival, his promoter Hearn has given a big update on what the Englishman’s corner could look like come fight night.
Speaking about when an announcement on his fighter’s coaching staff will come the promoter said: “Obviously, his trip to America and subsequently training in the UK with various people… trainers flying in.
The promoter did confirm however that whilst there will be new faces coming into Joshua’s camp, long-time trainer McCracken will still be involved in some capacity.
He continued: “He’ll [McCracken] always be involved in some way.
“He’s more than just a trainer to Anthony Joshua… he’s a mentor, an advisor. Those two will always talk – in what capacity, I don’t know.
“I’ll leave that to AJ to announce. But there will certainly be additions to the training team.”