Roy Jones Jr is in ‘talks’ to train Anthony Joshua for comeback fight

Legendary boxer Roy Jones Jr has revealed that he has been in “talks” with Anthony Joshua about training the Brit ahead of his comeback.

Joshua left long-term trainer Rob McCracken before his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk to link up with Robert Garcia and Angel Fernandez.

Following that defeat, the former two-time world heavyweight champion is looking to return to the ring in the early stages of 2023.

Fights against Dillian Whyte and Deontay Wilder are said to be on the agenda for next year.

Jones Jr has now revealed that Joshua is going to come to his gym so he can "see what we do".

"He's not [looking to tie himself down], he's not," Jones told talkSPORT.

"He's come to talk to me too, so I'll be one of those guys talking to him and we'll see what happens.

"We spoke the other day, so we're gonna talk. He's gonna come to the gym and see what we do.

"If it works out well, that'll be it. If it doesn't, he can go on and find a better trainer."

Earlier this week, Joshua suggested that he "wants to be a free spirit" moving forward.

"In terms of Robert Garcia, I respect him a lot," Joshua told Sporting News.

"He's a really good man, a really good trainer. Will I work with him again?

"Yeah I would, but what I've said to Robert and the team as well is that I want to be a free spirit.

"You know, I locked myself down for 11 years with one coach, and now I just feel like I just want to learn as much as possible…

"I feel I'm in a position where I'm able to work with anyone. So, yeah, who knows what will happen next year."

There are not many fighters who have a better résumé than Jones Jr, as he was a four-weight world champion during his own career.

The American has turned to coaching and he has worked with Chris Eubank Jr for his recent fights.

The pair parted ways in the build-up to Eubank Jr's cancelled bout against Conor Benn, but they are now back together ahead of his fighter's clash against Liam Smith at the start of 2023.

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