Anthony Joshua studying Mike Tyson and Manny Pacquiao’s ‘old-school training’ ahead of Oleksandr Usyk fight

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ANTHONY JOSHUA revealed he’s studying Mike Tyson and Manny Pacquiao’s ‘old-school instructing’ ahead of his fight with Oleksandr Usyk. 

AJ will as quickly as additional be led into battle by Rob McCracken, Team GB’s head coach who guided Joshua to gold on the London Olympics in 2012. 

Anthony Joshua revealed he’s studying Mike Tyson and Manny Pacquiao’s ‘old-school instructing’
The iconic Cus D'Amato with a teenage Mike Tyson
The iconic Cus D’Amato with a teenage Mike Tyson

The pair are positioned in GB’s Sheffield HQ, the place they’re surrounded by the long run of British boxing. 

It meant all by the delayed Games this summer season season season in Tokyo, AJ went with out McCracken, who was with the record-breaking boxing squad. 

And whereas GB picked up six medals, Joshua was instructing with the remaining of his entourage and secretly studying the greats of the game. 

That included conventional well being center footage of Iron Mike’s first coaches, Kevin Rooney and his iconic mentor Cus D’Amato. 

Joshua recommended Sky Sports: “Definitely. Rob is the gaffer. 

“Having the gaffer there, or not there? You really actually really feel his presence. But in a manner it labored out efficiently in consequence of we’ve acquired obtained a wonderful group.


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“I always look at old-school training – Manny Pacquiao had Freddie Roach. Kevin Rooney, Teddy Atlas and Cus D’Amato.

“Certain athletes change to utterly utterly completely different trainers. But we saved all of it in-house.

“We are able to perform and train, even when one person is away, we are still able to construct a good training camp.”

McCracken took over as Joshua’s head coach in 2016 and they’ve had eight title fights collectively, twice worthwhile unified titles. 

Adding to the Olympic gold he gained in London, AJ credited the dedication he has to succeed for his coach. 

“I always look at old-school training – Manny Pacquiao had Freddie Roach. Kevin Rooney, Teddy Atlas and Cus D’Amato.

Anthony Joshua

He talked about: “I’ve obtained to win a fight for Rob. I’ve obtained to wish to fight for Rob.

“When I go onto the battlefield. If you don’t get along with your coach and believe in him wholeheartedly?”

Joshua, 31, was because of this of of fight Tyson Fury, 33, throughout the summertime till the Gyspy King was unable to stroll away from his trilogy bout with Deontay Wilder, 36. 

It would have will be discovered a interval McCracken was in Japan, however instead AJ’s return was postponed till September 25. 

He now faces important challenger Oleksandr Usyk, 34, at Tottenham’s stadium and may have his coach all through the nook.

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