Former unified world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis has urged his fellow countryman Anthony Joshua to sack his long-time coach Rob McCracken after the defeat “AJ” suffered last Saturday night.
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The 51-years-old McCracken has been Joshua’s coach since his Olympic glory in 2012 and he was one of the main reasons the 29-years-old Brit claimed three of the four major title belts, but Lewis believes the former champ needs to make a change in the dressing room.
“I say you can’t go to university with your third-grade teacher. They won’t have the answers you need at that level. You need a professor by then,” Lewis said.
Lewis sacked his first coach when he got his first pro loss in 1994 by the hands of Oliver McCall.
“McCracken is A1 without question but maybe not the fit for the style AJ needs to fight. I switched to Manny Steward who understood how to leverage all of my physical attributes and skills and showed me everything I needed to know for success.
“Aside from that AJ was not prepared for anything Ruiz brought to the table.”