Anthony Joshua trials fourth potential new coach as he looks to shake up team

Anthony Joshua has spent time with veteran coach Robert Garcia as he weighs up overhauling his training team.

Joshua has now met with four potential new trainers as he looks to change up his camp ahead of his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk early next year.

It remains to be seen if his current coach Rob McCracken will still be involved in Joshua's camps with only Angel Fernandez accompanying the Brit.

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Garcia was a world champion in his own right at super featherweight during his professional career, before moving on to become an established coach.

He has since taken the likes of Nonito Donaire and Chris Algieri to world titles of their own, and is one of the most well-respected coaches in America.

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Joshua has not publicly made it clear that he wants to move away from McCracken, but his posts seem to indicate that he is at least considering a move.

He has also been photographed with Eddy Reynoso and Ronnie Shields, as well as Virgil Hunter during his time in the United States.

Joshua's corner were heavily criticised for their instructions during his bout with Usyk, with fans noting that someone on his team was shouting "Brilliant AJ" as his fighter was losing round after round.

Usyk was a slight underdog when he travelled, once again, to enemy territory to face Joshua at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.

He had struggled to impose himself at heavyweight against Chazz Witherspoon and Derek Chisora after a dominant run to undisputed cruiserweight world title glory.

But he ended up comfortably out-boxing Joshua, and at certain points looked like he might end up stopping the bout as he took the unified WBA, WBO and IBF belts, as well as the less prestigious IBO title.

And Joshua appears to understand that serious changes need to be made if he is to become a three-time unified world heavyweight champion next year.

He has immediately exercised his rematch clause with the Ukrainian, hoping to reclaim the belts and ultimately organise an undisputed fight with Tyson Fury down the road.

Joshua and Fury were set to fight on August 14 in Saudi Arabia, but when the 'Gypsy King' was ordered to fight Deontay Wilder for a third time, the bout didn't materialise.

Instead, he was ordered to face mandatory challenger Usyk, who took the belts back to the Ukrainian and put paid to any future Fury vs Joshua fight talk.

Fury would go on to beat Wilder in their trilogy, and now must face a WBC mandatory, which was due to be decided. by a fight between Otto Wallin and Dillian Whyte next week but which has now been cancelled.

Joshua and McCracken have had a long and fruitful relationship, having won the unified heavyweight titles together before winning them back immediately after losing them to Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019.

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