ANTHONY JOSHUA has reportedly hired Tyson Fury’s former coach Ben Davison to help him train for his fight with Otto Wallin.
The heavyweight is set to face Wallin in Saudi Arabia on December 23 – when Fury was initially scheduled to fight Oleksandr Usyk.
Anthony Joshua will be trained by Ben Davison for his next fight[/caption]
Davison will be Joshua’s fifth coach in just over two years, report the Daily Star.
Joshua parted ways with long-term trainer Robert McCracken following his first defeat to Usyk.
AJ then worked with Robert Garcia and Angel Fernandez but split after losing to Usyk for a second time.
He then partnered with Derrick James for his wins over Jermaine Franklin and Robert Helenius.
James will remain Joshua’s permanent coach but is unable to train him for the Wallin clash due to his commitment to another boxer, Ryan Garcia, who has a fight on December 2.
That means Davison will only help out Joshua on a one-time basis, with the training camp to take place in the UK.
Joshua, 34, is understood to have already begun working with Davison at his gym in Essex.
It is a return to the limelight for Davison who helped Fury throughout his comeback to the ring.
He was in the Gypsy King’s corner for his first bout with Deontay Wilder which ended in a draw.
Fury then split with Davison to work with SugarHill Steward as he wanted to improve his knock-out power.