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Eddie Hearn – Anthony Joshua claims he would beat Oleksandr Usyk ‘without a trainer’ in their upcoming rematch

AJ was outboxed and dethroned when the pair first met back in September, but has since activated his contractual clause to force a second fight.

AJ and Usyk will meet again in 2022
Talks had been taking place about a potential deal for Usyk to face Tyson Fury next in an undisputed title clash, with Joshua being paid millions to step aside.

However, these talks collapsed and so it’s expected that Usyk vs AJ 2 will come next.

It’s known that Joshua is planning to make big changes to his training team after their unsuccessful plan to outbox Usyk first time around.

However, put simply, the Brit has promised a more aggressive approach with a new mindset entirely and has boisterously said he will beat the Ukrainian without a trainer.

His promoter Eddie Hearn told MMA Fighting: “There’s no other fight. That’s the fight AJ wanted.

“He will make changes to his training team.
Usyk is yet to confirm who his new trainer is, but has now said he’d win without one

“I said, ‘Yeah but you haven’t started working with your new trainer yet.’

“He said, ‘I’ll beat him without a trainer.’
“He’s pumped for that fight. And it’s a really tough fight.

“I just hope AJ gets the credit for the fights that he takes.

“How many fighters honestly would’ve taken the Usyk fight in AJ’s position? Or how many would’ve just vacated the belt and gone, ‘Oh no, we’re going down another route.’

“He wanted to fight him and now he’s fighting him again.
“May time for that fight, looking to secure the venue back in the UK.”

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