Former two-time heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has no interest in Tyson Fury’s offer to train him for the upcoming rematch with Oleksandr Usyk.
Last September, Usyk outboxed Joshua over twelve rounds to capture the WBO, WBA, IBF, IBO heavyweight titles at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The rematch is scheduled for August 20 in Saudi Arabia.
Fury, who holds the WBC title, has offered to train Joshua on several occasions.
Joshua does not see any upside in having Fury as a coach.
“Is there anything I could learn from him? Honestly, no not really,” Joshua told The Mirror. “For a man that’s retired, go and have a beer, relax, go and help some people who need it, what are you talking about me for?
“He’s an interesting character but I wouldn’t take his help as well. I’ve done my thing, he has done his and good luck to him whatever he’s doing.”
Earlier this year, Joshua parted ways with longtime trainer Robert McCracken and secured the services of veteran coach Robert Garcia.
Should Joshua prevail next month, he hopes to face Fury in a full division unification.
The two boxers were in serious discussions to collide in 2021, but their negotiations fell apart when Fury was ordered by an arbitrator to face Deontay Wilder in a trilogy fight.
Last year's negotiations were serious enough for Joshua to actually begin training camp for the fight.
At the moment, Joshua is very focused on overcoming Usyk and then moving forward to a potential clash with Fury.
Following the April knockout of Dillian Whyte, Fury expressed his desire to retire from the sport - but many observers still believe he will fight the Usyk-Joshua winner.
“It's [Fury's] choice because this is a fight we’ve been chasing for how many years? We were this close and then the arbitration happened, and then it fell through," Joshua said.
“We were already in preparation for it, about two weeks, and then it changed like, ‘Nah, done’, and then we’re fighting Usyk. It’s not up to us, he has to make that decision for him.”