23 Mar

Joshua's Trainer Would Like Him to Get a Chance to Redeem Himself Against Usyk

Ben Davison, the trainer of former British world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (28-3, 25 KOs), has directly stated for the first time that they wish to have a third bout against WBA, WBO, IBO, and IBF champion Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs).

"This is a fight we would like to have. We would like Joshua to get a chance to redeem himself. I don't know if this is the fight Joshua wants the most. I don't think he's annoyed. I think he's a fighter – he's given an opponent, and he's happy to kick anyone's butt.

There was a big gap between the first and second fights against Usyk. Activity is a key factor, and I think that helped him. Consistent training camps, skill development.

He spent a lot of time with different trainers; he developed in other areas, and it played a role in him finally reaching where he is," Davison said.

Usyk and Joshua have met twice. In the first bout, Alexander won by unanimous decision, and in the second, by split decision. Joshua was trained by different coaches for those fights. He started working with Davison later on.