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Anthony Joshua is going through a ‘CRISIS’ and could be ‘blaming the trainer’ for his losses, says coach Shane McGuigan

SHANE McGUIGAN said Anthony Joshua is going through a “CRISIS” and could be “blaming the trainer” for his losses.

AJ is on the hunt for a new coaching team Stateside following consecutive defeats to Oleksandr Usyk.

Anthony Joshua is scouting for a new coaching team

Before the first, in September 2021, Joshua left long-time cornerman Rob McCracken for esteemed American Robert Garcia.

But following a repeat result in the rematch, AJ is taking some time off ahead of a return next year.

And the 33-year-old will do so with another new team having split with Garcia.

Top trainer McGuigan told Boxing King Media: “The fact is he’s been around a few different trainers and that automatically makes you think he is blaming the trainer for not performing.

“The bottom line is it is with you. You are responsible for your performance.

“Robert Garcia has an unblemished record, he’s incredible, he has produced many world champions and is a great coach.

“But if you’re not listening to him, you’re not taking on board what he is saying then it is hard to implement his tactics.

“I think Joshua is going through a crisis, he needs to stop questioning himself. He’s got to knuckle down and get on with it.

“And whomever he goes with he has to concentrate on fighting aggressively whether he fights Usyk again or fights Tyson Fury.

“He has got to be better at coming forward and he’s got to be more confident to stand in punching range and move his head and not always bounce back out again but that takes time to learn.

“But really, it’s a waste of time talking about it. He needs to settle down with someone and get on with it.”

British boxing trainer Shane McGuigan

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