Anthony Joshua only watched back FOUR ROUNDS of Oleksandr Usyk defeat because ‘he didn’t like the way he boxed’

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Anthony Joshua only watched back FOUR ROUNDS of Oleksandr Usyk defeat because 'he didn’t like the way he boxed'

Anthony Joshua had only seen four rounds of his loss to Alexander Usyk – because ‘he didn’t like boxing the way he did’.

AJ was stunned over 12 rounds in September, falling victim to a masterclass by Usyak.

Anthony Joshua defeated by Alexander Usyaki

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Anthony Joshua defeated by Alexander Usyakicredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun

And it was so heartbreaking that the British superstar couldn’t even bring himself to watch the fight in its entirety.

Derek Chisora, 38, who lost on points to Usyak himself, said on talkSPORT: “I think AJ wins a second time.

“When I talked to him I asked him if he had seen the fight back, he said he only saw four rounds because he didn’t like the way he boxed.

“I asked him what he was going to do” [in the rematch], he said: ‘You will see.'”

Ahead of his contracted rematch with 34-year-old Usyak, 32-year-old Joshua has considered changing his training team.

After the defeat, AJ visited several gyms and coaches in America, with rumors that he might split from head cornerman Rob McCracken.

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McCracken led AJ to a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics and two unified heavyweight titles in the professional ranks.

It is not yet revealed whether Joshua will replace Team GB Boxing chief or enlist a trainer to work with him.

But an announcement will be imminent when he returns to full training camp to prepare for his rematch with Usyk.

Promoter Eddie Hearn told IFL TV: “He’s working hard.

“Obviously, his trip to the US and later training in the UK with various people … the instructors took off.

When I talked to him I asked him if he had seen the fight, he said he only saw four rounds because he didn’t like the way he boxed.

Derek Chisora ​​on Anthony Joshua’s loss to Alexander Usyko

“I think AJ will make an announcement when camp starts, which I think will be in late January, early February.

“But they’ve worked hard to fix it. A lot of people have said, ‘Do you think bringing in a new trainer is risky?’

“I turn it over and say, ‘Do you think it’s risky to not be comfortable with your set-up or your surroundings?

“He’s put in the work to make sure he gets it right.

“I think there will be an announcement about their training team when camp starts.”

Anthony Joshua and head coach Rob McCracken in 2018

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Anthony Joshua and head coach Rob McCracken in 2018credit: getty

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