Former 4 division world champion Roy Jones Jr. – who now trains fighters corresponding to Chris Eubank Jr. – believes that he is bought has rather a lot to supply as a coach to British celebrity Anthony Joshua.
Final yr, Joshua parted methods with longtime coach Robert McCracken after struggling a twelve spherical choice loss to Oleksandr Usyk.
Joshua would ultimately rent veteran coach Robert Garcia, who ready the previous two-time heavyweight champion for his August rematch with Usyk.
Joshua did higher within the rematch, however he nonetheless got here out on the dropping finish of a twelve spherical choice.
A number of months have handed, and Joshua is as soon as once more trying to find a brand new coach after parting methods with Garcia.
In the previous few weeks, Joshua has been seen working with the likes of Virgil Hunter and Derrick James in the USA.
“We spoke and I do have a plan for him,” Jones informed Boxing Social. “I have never informed him but, but when he likes the way in which that we get alongside within the fitness center, then for me, any fighter he fights goes to be a giant struggle anyway.
“However, you bought to go along with guys who usually are not fairly nearly as good as [Oleksandr] Usyk or Tyson Fury but. We want two good fights to get your self again into movement and so they’ll be good fights, they will not be no stroll fights they will be good fights.
“Then we go after both Usyk or Fury, whoever wins, however we do want two good fights to get him again and I already bought two fights in my thoughts that I need, however I’ve bought to speak to him and make it possible for he’s in settlement.”
In a latest interview with ID Boxing, Joshua was not absolutely bought on the thought of hiring Jones as his subsequent coach.
“I respect Roy, extremely, what a person, what a expertise, what a fighter. However with that being stated, that does not imply that simply due to that, he’s certified to coach me. That’s the place it ends actually, however I would like to see his work and we go from there,” Joshua stated.
Jones, who additionally spoke to ID Boxing, believes that he can deliver rather a lot to the desk.
“What can I not deliver? I am one of many biggest to ever do it, I did no matter I needed to do. So I can present you learn how to do no matter I need you to as a result of I did no matter I needed to once I bought prepared and who was gonna cease me? No one,” Jones stated.
“Why? As a result of they did not perceive, so what can I not deliver to him? For me to listen to folks say ‘oh, we do not know man’… If I am unable to educate you, you do not need to be taught.”