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Anthony Joshua hangs out with Canelo Alvarez as he visits Eddy Reynoso’s gym amid speculation of possible trainer change for Oleksandr Usyk rematch



Anthony Joshua has visited two notable US gyms in recent days and been seen hanging out with Canelo Alvarez amid rumours that he could change trainers for the Oleksandr Usyk rematch.

AJ is currently out in America following his loss to the Ukrainian at the end of last month.

The Brit was outfoxed by Usyk and beaten via a clear unanimous decision, though he has since activated his contractual clause to force an immediate rematch.

At the end of the fight, many were left questioning his tactical approach as he attempted to outbox the smaller technical genius, rather than use his size and strength advantages.

Questions have also been asked of his training team – led by Rob McCracken – and speculation has subsequently been rife about potential changes.

As yet though, there has been nothing official to confirm a switch could be made.

When AJ lost to Andy Ruiz Jr back in 2019, there were similar rumours, but he stood by McCracken and chose to add additional coaches Angel Fernandez and Joby Clayton to his team instead.

McCracken has guided AJ to Olympic gold and professional world titles

McCracken has guided AJ to Olympic gold and professional world titles
Together, they won the rematch by comprehensively outboxing Ruiz Jr.

This team also drove Joshua to victory over Kubrat Pulev, but had no answers for Usyk.

First, earlier this week, AJ posted Snapchats showing himself visiting Joshua Buatsi in Virgil Hunter’s gym in Hayward, California.

Buatsi is managed by Joshua and the pair are close friends.

He also put up a Snapchat showing 2016 Olympic super-heavyweight gold medallist Tony Yoka in the gym, who also trains with Hunter.

Virgil Hunter previously trained Andre Ward and Amir Khan

Virgil Hunter previously trained Andre Ward and Amir Khan
On Saturday, another interesting image appeared as AJ posted a Snapchat of himself wearing a ‘No Boxing No Life’ cap – the brand of Canelo Alvarez and Eddy Reynoso.

Later in the day, boxing brothers Ronald and Rashidi Ellis posted pictures on Instagram confirming Joshua had been in Reynoso’s gym in San Diego, California.

And on Sunday night, a video emerged showing Joshua hanging out with pound-for-pound king Canelo ahead of his undisputed showdown with Caleb Plant on November 6.

When asked about rumours of AJ changing trainer earlier in the week, Hearn gave nothing away, but also did not rule anything out.

AJ was laughing and joking while seemingly trying to learn some Spanish in the clip
Joshua did not put up pictures of himself with Hunter or Reynoso and there is so far nothing official about a trainer change being imminent, however his presence in their gyms has raised eyebrows

Joshua did not put up pictures of himself with Hunter or Reynoso and there is so far nothing official about a trainer change being imminent, however his presence in their gyms has raised eyebrows
He told Boxing Social: “I think what AJ will wanna do is analyse why he performed like that.

“Yeah, the tactics weren’t right, he underperformed, but why?

“It’s difficult just to say, ‘He didn’t get the tactics right and he underperformed,’ because let’s talk about the brilliance of Usyk as well.

“But AJ will always look at his preparation and see how he can improve.

“If that’s changing things up, looking at bringing people in, or whatever he’s got to do, he will do that.”


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Kate Middleton’s anger at Prince William over his lifestyle: ‘Making me look bad’



KATE MIDDLETON was left furious with Prince William after he was pictured dancing on a podium alongside another woman just days after another encounter in a nightclub.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced Kate will host a charity Christmas carol service at Westminster Abbey next week. Taking place on December 8, the event will be televised in the lead up to Christmas. Kate and William’s increasingly integral role within the Royal Family has also shown the strength of their relationship. Earlier this year, the Cambridges celebrated 10 years of marriage. They didn’t reach the milestone without challenging moments, however, as highlighted by a 2007 report.

It claimed that William had been seen dancing on a podium in Bournemouth, attracting the attention of another woman.

This came just days after newspaper reports claimed William was seen sharing an embrace with a woman while on a “boys’ night out” in Boujis, London.

The newspaper quoted a friend of Kate’s who said the Duchess sent a warning to William.

The friend said: “Kate told William that he was making her look bad.

“She has coped for years with girls flinging themselves at her boyfriend and, for a while, she found it humorous and even flattering.

“But after his recent behaviour she gave him an ultimatum and told him that every time he behaved like that in public he was cheapening her image as well as his own.

Kate Middleton news: William and Kate have taken on a big role in the Firm
“She told him she wasn’t prepared to be treated like a doormat and that his carefree behaviour was affecting her image.

“She gave him quite a pasting. In the past, she had always let go of things like that, but this really bothered her.”

A family friend of Kate’s added: “Kate rose above all the rumours and just laughed them off, but something recently snapped in her.

“She was irritated when she read about his flirting in Bournemouth and she wasn’t best pleased to hear about the blonde he ended up with on the dance floor at Boujis.”

Kate and William endured a tough year in 2007 when they briefly split.

Reports from April 2007 also claim that William broke up with Kate via a phone call that she received while at work.


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Naughty Boy’s unfortunate Meghan Markle error: ‘This is the future’



NAUGHTY BOY made a bold prediction about Meghan Markle’s place in the Royal Family, which sadly turned out to be far from the truth.

Naughty Boy, the music producer who is best known for hits such as Runnin’ and La La La, is already getting stuck into bushtucker trials as he stars in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! He has also clashed with fellow campmate Kadeena Cox over cooking duties as the show begins in dramatic fashion. Naughty boy, whose real name is Shahid Khan, is used to keeping company with big stars, including members of the Royal Family. In February 2018, Naughty Boy performed for royalty as Prince Charles and Camilla hosted a gala dinner for the British Asian Trust.

He admitted he was “petrified” ahead of a performance for the royal couple at Buckingham Palace.

Naughty Boy said: “I was really petrified initially because there’s so much powerful energy here, but it felt right that I should be doing this.”

The DJ said: “I think this is part of the future. The whole culture is shifting to accepting just everything. For the Royal Family to spearhead that ‒ I think that’s amazing.”

Meghan’s life in the Royal Family was far from idyllic, however, as two years of regular criticism and tensions within the family culminated in the Sussexes leaving royal duties behind in 2020.

Meghan and Prince Harry later spoke about their life in the Royal Family with Oprah Winfrey.


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Will Andy Murray retire from tennis?



After producing a 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 comeback against Oscar Otte on Wednesday, a match played under the centre court lights with a sense of nostalgia, Andy Murray then bowed out of Wimbledon with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 defeat to Denis Shapovalov on Friday.

That loss once again raised the matter of his retirement. Murray almost retired once, but fought back from undergoing surgeries in 2018 and in 2019, operations that mean he now plays with a metal hip

t had seemed that the Scot was set to retire in 2019, so much so that a farewell video was prepared with messages from tennis legends and the other members of what had been ‘The Big Four’. That came as a shock to the three-time Grand Slam champion as he had never officially stated he’d hang up his racket. But, it did appear that the end was near.

His return at Wimbledon 2021
Murray was able to fight back from his injury nightmare, playing well in doubles and even winning another ATP men’s singles title at the 2019 European Open, his first since March of 2017.

Through a wildcard, he was able to enter Wimbledon in 2021 and spoke ahead of the tournament about how excited he was.

“A few years ago, I thought I wasn’t going to be able to play there ever again,” he told GQ.

“So, even though the last 18 months have been difficult from a tennis perspective, I’ve still been able to play a little bit.

“Unfortunately, I haven’t been at the level that I want as consistently as I wanted to, because of the injuries, but then again before the hip operation I also had come to terms with the fact that I might never play tennis again. So it’s been hard.

“But I’m still excited to be out there and getting the chance to compete in events such as Wimbledon.”

Murray hints at retirement
After bowing out of Wimbledon in the third round, though, Murray was more pessimistic when asked about his future.

“There is a part of me that feels a bit like I have put in so much work the last three months and, you know, ultimately I didn’t play how I would want and expect,” he said after his loss to Shapovalov.

“So, it’s like, is it worth it?”



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