Anthony Joshua ready to do 'it all again' after Usyk loss
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Anthony Joshua has been urged to sack his trainers following the devastating loss to Oleksandr Usyk. The Ukrainian outclassed the former champion at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at the end of last month and took all his heavyweight championship belts in the process.
AJ is set for a rematch with Usyk which would take place next year and Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren thinks he should prepare for that fight with a brand new training team.
The Queensberry Promotions chief told SecondsOut: “Should he fight him [Usyk] again? If he does what he does last time, I don’t see him beating him.
“Even then, I think Usyk will get more out of that win than Joshua.
“I just don’t see what Joshua can do any different to win that fight other than get rid of all the trainers around him and try change what he’s doing. Will he do that?”
Warren was surprised by Usyk’s ability to out-jab the taller and more powerful Joshua.
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AJ came into the contest as the much bigger man, carrying an advantage of more than a stone in weight and three inches in height.
However, what Usyk lacked in size and raw power he made up for in technical ability, and Joshua could not find the answer to hurt his opponent.
Warren added: “I said if Usyk’s there at the end he’ll win on points. What I didn’t expect was the way he won.
“I really thought that AJ would have come out and pose his physical attributes more, his jab, his size, which he didn’t.
“I thought as far as Usyk was concerned I thought he’d have to roll under him, get underneath his jab and work inside.
“He didn’t do that, he was outjabbing the guy with the longer reach and the bigger guy.”
He added: “I was quite shocked at that. He hurt him in the fight. He wobbled him early on and certainly in the last round I think the bell saved him, he would have been stopped otherwise.
“There was no debate about how he got beat, he got beat.”
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Warren will have his hands full tonight as his fighter Fury attempts to defend his WBC heavyweight title in his trilogy bout with Deontay Wilder tonight.
Speaking after weighing in at nearly three stone heavier than Wilder – 277lbs to 238 lbs – Fury said: “It means total obliteration of a dosser, total annihilation. 277 pounds, I’m going to put him in the Royal Infirmary after this fight.”
Speaking of coaches, Fury blasted Wilder’s new coach Malik Scott and the impact he may have on the Bronze Bomber, saying: “Nothing, it’s one s***house teaching another s***house how to fight. Both a pack of losers.
“The man couldn’t fight himself, he was a s***house. So when you’ve got one s***house teaching another s***house how to fight, you’re on for a real pack of s***house cowards.”
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