'He has to jump in' – Tyson Fury's trainer hands Anthony Joshua advice and urges rival to take immediate Usyk rematch

ANTHONY JOSHUA has been backed to go into an immediate rematch with Oleksandr Usyk by Tyson Fury's trainer.

AJ was dethroned of the unified heavyweight titles in September as he fell victim to a boxing masterclass by Usyk.


But already Joshua has invoked his right to an immediate rematch, like he did against Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019.

The British superstar, 32, was stunned by Ruiz, 32, in seven rounds but six months later sweet revenge was secured.

And SugarHill Steward – Fury's coach – believes Joshua is making the right decision by trying to repeat history.

He told FightHubTV: "He has to jump into that fight with Usyk, the plan's already been laid out. He's done it once before with Ruiz.

"This is just another step for Anthony Joshua – something he overcame last time and something he can overcome again this time."

Two weeks after Joshua's second career loss, Fury, 33, dramatically knocked out Deontay Wilder, 36, in round 11 of their trilogy bout.

He is now set to be ordered into a WBC mandatory title defence against Dillian Whyte, 33, who recently pulled out of his fight with Otto Wallin, 30, with injury.

SuugarHill said: "Me and Tyson Fury feel the same way -it's whoever the promotional team puts together to fight.

"Whoever the best boxers are out there in the world, those are the guys he wants to fight. Simple as that.

Asked if that includes Whyte, Joshua and Usyk, he replied: "Yep, any of them. Doesn't matter, I'm training for the same thing – knockouts."

Fury's US promoter Bob Arum recently confirmed the unbeaten champion will make a UK homecoming for the first time in four years in his next fight.

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