Anthony Joshua has confirmed that he is receiving a “new education” while trying out a variety of coaches in America but hasn’t broken up with long-term coach Rob McCracken.
The British heavyweight star traveled to America to train at a series of gyms after losing his WBA, IBF and WBO titles in a points loss to USIC at Tottenham Hotspur last month.
Joshua says he’s open to expanding his coaching staff, but he hasn’t parted with McCracken, who led him to two world title wins.
When asked if McCracken could remain his coach, Joshua said IFLTV: “Yes, and he has to talk to the people I might want to work with and see if he can work with them.
“I had the same conversation with Rob, ‘I want to work with you, but I also want to work with this guy for six months.'”
“Rob might tell me, ‘You know any champ, that just doesn’t work for me. For the next six months, do whatever you want and come see me then. “
“It’s mature conversations. My life and my health are at stake.”
Joshua has spent time with some of the most respected coaches in the United States as he plans to avenge his second professional defeat in a rematch next year with Usyk.
“I need to go and get some new teachings from the guys who have trained – Robert Garcia trained 13, 14 world champions.
“They have many generations of teachings.
“Virgil Hunter has trained Andre Ward, he is an exceptional fighter. He has worked with Andre Berto.
“I wanted to walk around and be in an environment of fighters.
“Eddie Renoso, ‘No boxing, no life.’ I love that saying, Canelo is clearly an exceptional fighter.
“I watched him fight 12 rounds, and he asked certain questions.
“Ronnie Shields, another African American coach who has worked with the greats.”
But the 32-year-old will continue to set up his training camp in Britain, ruling out a permanent switch to America.
“Listen, I don’t need anyone to make me,” Joshua said.
“I made it to the tournament myself. This is my 12th fight in the tournament. I just need to keep learning.”