Anthony Joshua has had an impeccable professional boxing record until now which could hardly be any better. In fact, he wants to improve more and has got Rob McCracken as his full-time head coach.
The 27-year old boxer will have McCracken in his corner for future fights. When he defends the second title against Eric Molina on Saturday, he will be supported by his new coach.
After winning a gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics, Joshua has managed to stop all 17 opponents as a professional boxer. During that time, Rob McCracken was the head coach of Team GB for which Joshua played.
The 48-year-old coach, McCracken, will coach the amateur boxing team of Team GB apart from Joshua. He will team up with Joshua’s present coach Tony Sims (who has coached Joshua until now in the pro ranks). Before this, McCracken has trained the British super-middleweight Carl Froch to retain three consecutive years as the world champion. Joshua hopes that McCracken’s experience will be beneficial for him in his bigger plans for 2017.
Anthony Joshua said that Rob will bring a lot of experience as hee has been a mentor for so many years. McCracken has the world championship-level experience and has a good reputation in the boxing community. Joshua added that he has even started controlling his mouth at press conferences with Rob at his side.
Joshua hails from Finchley in north London. In April, he is already lined for a fight with Wladimir Klitschko either at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff or at Wembley Stadium in London.
Joshua will possibly have a fight with the winner of Tony Bellew-David Haye on March 4. He may even be facing the rival world champion Deontay Wilder in 2017. However, he is not getting distracted from his current fight with the 34-year-old American Molina.
Joshua said that he is not worried about David Haye’s fight because that is irrelevant so far. He said that every boxer has their journey set out and he has his own set-out.