Anthony Joshua adds Canelo Alvarez’s gym to his Visited List while on vacation in the US.
The former heavyweight champion is spending some time statesside after his recent loss to Alexander Usyk in September.
And he was pictured connecting with Canelo at the Mexican’s adopted American training base in San Diego, where he lives with cornerman and manager Eddie Reynoso.
Their promoter Eddie Hearn was also present along with the four-division champion, 31, preparing to fight Caleb Plant, 29, on November 6.
AJ pays a visit to see Joshua Buatsi at the light-heavyweight’s camp in Los Angeles with Virgil Hunter—whom he manages.
After Joshua lost in a 12-round decision to 34-year-old Usick, he faced calls to replace his training team.
But those same doubts were raised when he lost to Andy Ruiz Jr in June 2019, before winning a rematch spectacularly six months later.
His loyalty was rewarded when he reclaimed the WBA, IBF and WBO belts after cleverly switching tactics to outbox Ruiz, 32.
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And there’s no suggestion that 32-year-old Joshua will part ways with reliable coach Rob McCracken, who twice led him to unified titles as well as Olympic gold.
But AJ brought in two additional trainers, Angel Fernandez and Joby Clayton, before avenging the loss to Ruiz.
It can only be a good thing to get some knowledge from the coaches in America before Joshua is ready to fight Usyak once again.
They officially called for their right to an immediate rematch, Hearn confirmed, with a target date of March or April.
And the promoter didn’t rule out new faces in the training team to be the first to figure out Usyk Riddle, who is unbeaten in 19 matches.
AJ will always look at his preparation and see how he can improve. If he’s turning things around, considering bringing people in, or whatever he needs to do, he’ll do it.
Promoter Eddie Hearn
Hearn told Boxing Social: “I think what AJ wants to do is analyze why he did such a performance.
“Yeah, the strategy wasn’t perfect, he underperformed, but why?
“It’s hard to say, ‘He didn’t get the right strategy and did poorly,’ because let’s talk about Usyak’s talent as well.
“But AJ will always look at his preparation and see how he can improve.
“If he’s turning things around, considering bringing people in, or whatever he has to do, he’ll do it.”