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Watch Anthony Joshua train in Dubai with American trainer Anthony ‘Chill’ Wilson with Oleksandr Usyk rematch set for next year

ANTHONY JOSHUA has started training in Dubai with American coach Anthony ‘Chill’ Wilson.

The former unified heavyweight champion took a year-end break track potential new trainers in the US.

Anthony Joshua trains in Dubai with American trainer Anthony'Chill' Wilson

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Anthony Joshua trains in Dubai with American trainer Anthony ‘Chill’ Wilson

But AJ brought himself there Middle East in festive period but proved there was no rest for the villain when he was filmed hitting the pads in Dubai.

It comes as he prepares to enter training camp for a rematch with Oleksandr Usyk, following a loss in September to the Ukrainians.

Since then, Joshua has sparked speculation that he could be preparing to leave or add to his team.

AJ has been led to Olympic gold and world titles as a pro under Rob McCracken at Team GB’s Sheffield Headquarters.

But after the loss to Usyk, 34, Joshua, 32, visited several trainers and gyms in the US.

The decision has yet to be announced but this month’s promoter Eddie Hearn admit a change of scenery is possible.

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He said: “I feel like maybe it’s time to move from that environment because when you’ve been there since you were 18 and you go to GB and Anthony Joshua is everywhere, he’s a god.

“I just feel it’s time to get a little bit of a handle on him, not stay in those wooden cabins in the middle of nowhere.

“But up there it was ‘oh my god, that’s AJ!’ because they’re proud of him Rob doesn’t have to go.

“It’s a conversation for those people and it’s difficult because not only is he a coach, he’s a mentor to him, a mentor, a friend.

“It’s not just about who’s coaching him, it’s about where that’s going to be.

We have to meet and decide a date. April is the reality for that fight.

Eddie Hear about Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk

“He’s talking to people and I think he’ll make a decision at the start of the new year.”

Joshua has requested his right to an immediate rematch with Usyk, which Hearn recently The reveal is heading for an April date.

I said iFL TV: “We had to meet and decide on a date. April was the reality for that fight.

“AJ is the kind of guy who fights twice a year, and sometimes we feel great if we fight three times a year.

“We’ve had offers from all over the world, but I think the UK will settle that fight.”

Oleksandr Usyk will rematch with Anthony Joshua in April

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Oleksandr Usyk will rematch with Anthony Joshua in AprilCredit: Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing

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