Anthony Joshua coach Rob McCracken will take part in preparations for the fight against Alexander Usaik following his Olympic Games engagement and vows to ‘fight the right way’.
Joshua spent the past two weeks without head coach McCracken, who was in Tokyo with the Olympians, who is also the performance director of the Jishu team.
IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champions line up their belt against compulsive challenger Usic on September 25 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. Live at the Sky Sports box office.
“He’s fine, he’s where he needs to be,” McCracken told Sky Sports About Joshua from Tokyo.
“I will be back in seven weeks [before his fight]The 36-minute fight is long.
“She is OK.
We and the team and others will be back [at Tokyo 2020] Those who work with the engine, so we can put the work together, get the right spring, and do the right preparation.
“So he can do better in his next heavyweight title fight.”
Joshua should recruit left-handed training partners to emulate Usik’s slippery stance.
Irish hopefuls Thomas Carty and German Shokran Parwani helped Derek Chisora to prepare for the fight against Usaik.
Carty previously told Sky Sports, “I am left-handed and light on my legs, I use a lot of movement, so I naturally imitate Usaik.
“It simply came to our notice then. I have no extra arms or legs. But I see the benefits.
“Many Orthodox children only boxed Orthodox fighters.
“This sets me apart. I’m a young Irish heavyweight, left-handed – no one else!”
Parwani told Sky Sports: “I have a bit of the same style [as Usyk]. “I work more with my legs. I’m a smooth person with a lot of movement.
“Usik is an expert, he’s not a puncher.
“He has no power. In rounds 9, 10 or 11? He has no power to fight. AJ will crush him.”
Joshua talked about his training without McCracken ‘s presence and compared it to Usik’s training camp.
“Usik will bring Vasily Lomachenko’s father. He works with Russ Anber,” Joshua said.
“I have a list of different nutritionists, strengths and conditioning trainers he brings to this fight.
“He changes his team because people know a lot.
“It’s good to have a great team and work together. “
Joshua promoter Eddie Hear added, “Rob is an integral part of AJ’s corner and life. “
Earlier in the day, promoter Bob Arum revealed a crucial change in Usik’s squad: ” [Lomachenko and Usyk], I talk to him, he talked to Lomachenko’s father, called “Papachenko”, he was the coach of these Ukrainian Olympians and he agreed to train Usaik well for this fight.
“I tell you, ‘Don’t think Joshua is walking the cake. He has a very tough fight with Usik, a strong boxer.’
His father will not train anyone else, but he will train Usik, because Usik is like a family. “
Lomachenko told Sky Sports: “He has a great opportunity, but it will not be easy, because Joshua also knows what to do in the ring.
Joshua also knows boxing and had an amateur experience.
“It’s going to be a fun fight, a lot of fun.”
When asked about Joshua’s considerably larger and heavier frame, Lomachenko replied, “But Alexander is very fast.
“It’s going to be a battle between styles.”
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