Anthony Joshua has it all to do if he is going to beat Oleksandr Usyk in their rematch, but it seems the Brit is training harder than ever.
In the first fight, Usyk put on a boxing masterclass to win by unanimous decision and Joshua was widely criticised for his tactics of engaging in a boxing chess match with one of the most technically-gifted boxers in the world.
Joshua will be looking to become a three-time heavyweight world champion
But he will need to be more aggressive in the rematch
Since then, Joshua has vowed that he will be playing to his size and strength advantages in the rematch and going for the knockout.
He has branded himself the ‘comeback king’ ahead of his August 20 clash with Usyk in Saudi Arabia.
Judging from footage of Joshua’s recent training, he is on the right track for the rematch, as he posted a number of clips showing off his speed and power, with the caption, ‘Friday’s finisher.’
Joshua has a completely new look training team ahead of the rematch with Usyk, as he has parted ways with his long-time trainer, Rob McCracken, and he has relocated from Sheffield where he has been based since the amateurs.
Now he has linked up with Angel Fernandez and Robert Garcia, who has guided 14 fighters to world titles, and ‘AJ’ conducts his camp in Loughborough.
“I think all fighters should experience training with new trainers,” Joshua told talkSPORT. “I think it’s important for growth. I don’t think you should ever hold yourself subject to one trainer your whole career.