Anthony Joshua has been caught training with American coach Anthony ‘Chill’ Wilson in Dubai.
The former unified heavyweight champion has spent the year leaving behind potential new coaches in the US.
But AJ took himself to the Middle East during festivals but proved there is no rest for the rogues as they were filmed hitting pads in Dubai.
It comes as he prepares to enter training camp for his rematch with Oleksandr Usik, after losing to the Ukrainian in September.
Since then, Joshua has fueled speculation that he may be preparing to either walk away or join his team.
AJ was led to Olympic gold and world honors as a professional under Rob McCracken at Team GB’s Sheffield headquarters.
But after losing to Usik (34), 32-year-old Joshua visited several trainers and gyms in the US.
A decision has yet to be announced but promoter Eddie Hearn acknowledged this month that a change of scenery is possible.
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He said: “I think it might be time to move on from that environment because when you were 18 and you go to GB and Anthony Joshua is everywhere, he’s a god.
“I think it’s time to rough him up a bit, not in the middle of the log cabin.
“But there it is, ‘Oh my god, it’s AJ!’ Because they are proud of him, not necessarily that Rob is gone.
“It’s a conversation for those guys and it’s very difficult because there’s more to him than just a coach, he’s a mentor, a mentor, a friend to him.
“It’s not just about who is training him, it’s about where it’s going to be.
We have to get together and fix a date. April is realistic for that fight.
Eddie Hearn on Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Alexander Uski
“He is talking to people and I think he will take a decision at the beginning of the new year.”
Joshua has called for his right to an immediate rematch with Usyk, which Hearn recently revealed is heading for an April date.
He told IFL TV: “We have to get together and set a date. April is realistic for that fight.
“AJ is the type who fights twice a year, and sometimes we think it’s good to fight three times a year.
“We have had offers from all over the world, but I think the UK will stage that fight.”