The general sentiment following Anthony Joshua’s disastrous U.S. debut over the summer was that it was going to be back to the drawing board for the former unified heavyweight champion. That, however, might not exactly be the case.
Joshua’s longtime trainer, Rob McCraken, tells Sky Sports that while there are always other folks around training camp to help Joshua improve, he’s the one who devises the game plan and fighting tactics with Joshua.
“We have a variety of people. He works on certain drills, but obviously I’m his head coach and I go in the corner on the night, and we do the tactics together.
”Hopefully he can employ them and he can get the job done, but yeah, normal stuff, normal camp.”
There were some calls for Joshua to split with his trainer in the immediate aftermath of Joshua’s loss to Ruiz in June, but Joshua quickly shut down that line of thinking, saying that he’s a loyal guy and would add to his team but not turn his back on those who helped him get here in the first place.
Do any of you think Joshua needs to rethink his plan of attack against Ruiz, or does he instead just need to be more careful in his execution?