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“Anthony Joshua’s problem is with himself, not with his coaches” – Dillian Whyte gives his opinion on AJ’s potential coach change for Oleksandr Usyk’s heavyweight rematch


Dillian Whyte told talkSPORT that Anthony Joshua shouldn’t necessarily be looking to change coaches following his loss to Oleksandr Usyk.

AJ is currently spending time in America following his decision loss to the Ukrainian last month and was seen at various gyms during the trip where he worked with various coaches.

Whyte thinks AJ’s problem is “with himself”
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As Usyk’s defeat ended, many questioned the Briton’s tactical approach as he attempted to send in the smaller technical genius, rather than using his advantages in size and strength.

Questions were also posed to its training team – led by Rob McCracken – and there was much speculation about the potential changes thereafter.

One of the trainers Joshua has been seen with in America – Ronnie Shields – has since spoken out and has confirmed that AJ is in his gym exploring the possibility of switching coaches.

Nothing is set in stone yet, but so far it is known that Joshua has visited four different American coaches.

“Anthony Joshua’s problem is with himself, not with his coaches” – Dillian Whyte gives his opinion on AJ’s potential coach change for Oleksandr Usyk’s heavyweight rematch
AJ was well beaten by Usyk in September
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Whyte told Fight Night on talkSPORT, “The easiest thing to do when you lose is to question the people around you instead of questioning yourself.

“Robert McCracken is a great coach – look at what he’s done for Carl Froch and other people on the British squad.

“But when you lose you start to make excuses, ‘Ah maybe I didn’t get enough sleep, maybe that’s my coaches.’

“Joshua’s problem is with himself, it’s not with his coaches – it’s him.

“Anthony Joshua’s problem is with himself, not with his coaches” – Dillian Whyte gives his opinion on AJ’s potential coach change for Oleksandr Usyk’s heavyweight rematch
AJ spent time with Shields and the Charlos

“He let all these idiots surround him and start saying, ‘Ah, yeah, do this and be like that.’

“He should have started smoking Usyk after a few laps, he should at least have tried.

“He just went through a 12-round beating. “

When asked if he thought AJ could triumph in the rematch, Whyte replied, “I don’t know. I thought Usyk had stopped him on the last lap.

“I thought the referee should have stopped him.”

Whyte’s point of view is shared by Tyson Fury’s promoter in America, Bob Arum.

“Look, whatever new coach he gets he won’t beat Oleksandr Usyk,” he said. “Not now, not next year, never. Usyk is too smart for him. Joshua won’t learn in six months what he never learned: how to fight a southpaw.

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