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Why Anthony Joshua's Trainer Should Be Blamed For The Unanimous Defeat To Usyk

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Nigerian-bon British heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua lost his WBA, WBO, IBF belt to Ukrainian fighter Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday evening. 

Usyk defeated Joshua, via unanimous decision, to become the new heavyweight champion of the world. The judges scored the fight ;117-112, 116-112 and 115-113, all in favor of the new champion. 

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Usyk was the better man on the night and showed why he is undefeated after 19 professional fights since turning professional. 

It was clear from the start that Joshua went into the bout with the wrong tactics, and the blame should go to his trainer, Rob McCracken. 

Joshua became a top heavyweight fighter, because of his explosiveness and the power in his right-hand punches, but since McCracken came on board, he has tried to turn him into something he's not. 

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Joshua has lost two of out of his last four fights, and this is a clear indication that something is wrong with how his trainer is setting him up for big a fight. 

Anthony Joshua was a destroyer with a phenomenal KO record. He's a puncher. His success has come from his explosiveness, power, and aggressiveness. He's gone away from that and sacrificed it to try to play the boxer.

McCracken stripped him of his best assets and tried to rebuild him into a pure boxer, and it's taken away what took him to the top in the first place. He needed to impose himself physically on Usyk, not try to outbox Usyk who is a better and natural boxer. 

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Joshua was trying too hard to be technical when that isn’t his style. He needs to work to regain his strengths, which are his size and brute force with his animal mindset. 

Before his Andy Ruiz fight, he was knocking out people for fun, but things has gone bad from the moment he suffered that horrible defeat. 

Against Usyk, a smaller guy, Joshua should have been more physical, throw your weight on him and disturb the flow of his movement and fast punches. By doing that, Usyk would have been tired and frustrated, then he can now finish him with power.

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McCracken's tactics against Usyk were entirely wrong, and it's the second time, he's doing so. I believe a new head trainer is probably the way to go now because I don't see Joshua beating any heavyweight fighter with his style of coaching. 

Joshua should get a new trainer, if he's to wrestle back his titles from Usyk and remain in the category of Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. 

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