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Joshua was comfortably outboxed in front of over 63,000 fans at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium last month, losing his heavyweight titles to the unbeaten Usyk in his hometown.

Joby Clayton and Angel Fernandez were added to the staff led by McCracken prior to Joshua’s rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr when he revamped his approach, leading to two consecutive wins, most recently against Kubrat Pulev.

Promoters Eddie Hearn, Frank Warren and Bob Arum are currently working on making the blockbuster bout between the two heavyweight champions.

Joshua, the IBF, WBA and WBO titleholder, retained his belts against Kubrat Pulev on Saturday, but has never fought his fellow Brit, who kept his WBC belt by beating Deontay Wilder in February.

John Joshua-Akanji, Special Adviser (Media) to Minister of Youth and Sports Development,  Sunday Dare, saluted Joshua in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

A shoulder injury denied Pulev the opportunity just 10 days out from their meeting in Cardiff in 2017, and he said he has spent the past three years plotting how to derail the heavyweight champion.

Despite gate receipts at Wembley’s SSE Arena being limited to just 1,000 due to the coronavirus restrictions as part of the new regional tier system, Joshua will still get a handsome payday in what will be his first fight in a year.

The 31-year-old entered Matchroom’s bio-secure bubble in London on Tuesday and had to stay in his room for the night before being given the all-clear.