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‘I’m tired of f*cking losing ‘ – Anthony Joshua reveals in a new interview

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After losing his heavyweight belts to Oleksandr Usyk a month ago, Anthony Joshua has claimed that he is weary of losing.

Joshua, 32, lost his WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO championships to the Ukrainian southpaw in a 12-round fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September.
AJ has used his rematch clause and will fight Usyk again in March of next year, despite critics and fans doubting that the British-Nigerian boxer can improve his style in such a short period of time to revenge his loss in north London.

Reacting to this in an interview with iFL TV, he said;

I’m done with f***ing losing,’ ‘I’m done with trying to learn the sweet science. The referee might get thrown on the floor in the next fight because this is war. It’s just straight war, I’m annoyed. I’m boiling up even speaking about it – it’s that passion to win.

After 12 years with his trainer Rob McCracken, AJ claims he wants to learn new ideas and is looking for a new instructor.

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‘With the new trainer situation it is funny because for 11 years I have been in Sheffield from the age of 19 to 32,’ Joshua added.


‘I just looked at myself and said I need to get out of this comfort zone, because I need a new coach to learn from as well. I will not be basing myself in the States, I am a UK resident so I am not going out to the States to find a new coach.


‘Rob’s in Lithuania so I need to find a new coach for certain points as I train ten or eleven months a year. So I need to step away and get some new teachings from trainers who have trained the likes of like thirteen or fourteen world champions.


‘I don’t need anyone that is going to make me, I am a f***ing winner but I need to get out and put myself back in the gym. In hindsight, I wish I had done these things sooner, but now I can go out there and add things to my game.’


‘In ten days I went to America and wanted to narrow down the people I want to learn from. He [McCracken] has to speak to the people I may wanna work with and see if he can work with them.”

“I had the same conversation with Rob, ‘I want to work with you, but I also want to work with this guy for six months’.


“Rob might tell me, ‘You know what champ, this ain’t working for me. For the next six months, you do your thing and come and see me after.’


“It’s mature conversations. My life, my health is on the line.”

“I need to go and get some new teachings from guys that have trained – Robert Garcia trained 13, 14 world champions,” added Joshua.


“They’ve got so many generations of teachings.


“Virgil Hunter trained Andre Ward, a phenomenal fighter. I wanted to go around and be in an environment of fighters.


“Eddy Reynoso, ‘No boxing, no life.’ I love that saying. Canelo is obviously a phenomenal fighter.


“I watched him spar 12 rounds, asked certain questions. Ronnie Shields, another African American coach who has worked with the greats.”

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