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McCracken relaxed ahead of Ruiz Jr rematch

11th September 2019, 14:26 by Tom Hill

Anthony Joshua's trainer Rob McCracken says he will not be making any drastic changes for the rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr.

The British star lost for the first time in his professional career on June 1, when he was stopped by his Mexican rival at New York's Madison Square Garden.

Both have now agreed to fight in a rematch in Saudi Arabia on December 7, but some outside the camp have urged Joshua to reduce the size of his team.

Critics hit out at his preparations for the first fight, but McCracken says they have nothing to worry about.

He told Sky Sports: "I think everybody just gets the wrong idea all the time. Lots of people have always worked with us in the camp.

"I'm the head coach, but I can't do everything, so we've always had different people coming in who are good on the pads, who are good with movement, footwork drills whatever, so there's a variety of people we use.

"We have a variety of people. He works on certain drills, but obviously, I'm his head coach, and I go in the corner on the night, and we do the tactics together.

"Hopefully he can employ them, and he can get the job done, but yeah, normal stuff, normal camp."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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