Saw AJ today at the Charlo Boxing Academy

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by jaytxxl, Oct 19, 2021.

  1. jaytxxl

    jaytxxl Well-Known Member Full Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    He’s obviously been shopping around for a new trainer since losing to Usyk. I just so happen to see him in Houston today and it appears he’s in discussion with Ronnie Shields to become his head trainer. If I was him I would look for the closest to Emanuel Steward in Sugar Hill but it’s obvious why that can’t happen.
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  2. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 13, 2021
    The bodybuilder needs Teofimo Lopez Sr. It's his only chance

    Lopez sr has that hatred, arrogance, and dog in him that can rub off on Joshua and the bodybuilder needs that attitude to drag Usyk in the trenches. Lopez Sr knows how to deal with angular Ukrainian fighters. Ronnie Shields simply cannot get it done. He has two dimwitted low iq fighters in the charlo brothers. They've never seen anything like Usyk.
  3. MidniteProwler

    MidniteProwler Fab 4 Full Member

    Sep 19, 2012
    Well it might be a good move AJ does need that lions only mentality which he did have in the Klitchko fight.
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  4. HellSpawn86

    HellSpawn86 Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 6, 2007
    You know, I don't like Lopez Sr, but you might be on to something here for the Usyk fight.
  5. MidniteProwler

    MidniteProwler Fab 4 Full Member

    Sep 19, 2012
    It could be a good mental thing as well who knows we know Lopez Snr would be bragging about beating Usyk's best mate Loma but I doubt anything can rattle Usyk I actually see him as unbreakable mentally, obviously most elite guys are mentally strong but even Loma was starting to get pissed off with Lopez in the lead up to the fight but with Usyk I don't see him ever really losing his cool.
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  6. ShovelHook

    ShovelHook Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 22, 2019
    Yup, the Charlos are really dumb fighters. Their style is sitting on the ropes and waiting for counters.
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  7. Ted Stickles

    Ted Stickles Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 24, 2007
    Jonathon Banks might be able to help him. He’s familiar with the Kronk style
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  8. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    What did he smell like?
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  9. Braindamage

    Braindamage Baby Face Beast Full Member

    Oct 1, 2011
    The only trainer and I mean the only trainer that gets AJ anywhere near an Usyk win, is sweet Jesus. Last I heard, he doesn't condone violence. So, it doesn't matter what trainer is in his corner. AJ will take the L.
  10. FrankinDallas

    FrankinDallas Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 24, 2004
    How about Danny Garcia's father, Angel? A real scumbag is what AJ needs not a coddling cuddler.
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  11. Forza

    Forza Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Mar 18, 2012
    Its never a good sign when a fighter goes coach shopping, in the majority of cases I've seen the fighter ends up looking worse than before. Stick with what works. Should have stayed with mccracken and just cooked up a different game plan. Remember all that hype ruiz got training with reynoso only to barely beat a washed up arreola?
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  12. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 52-0 banned Full Member

    Sep 22, 2021
    Dark horse choice. Buddy McGrit.
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  13. sasto

    sasto Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 5, 2020
    He's the "come in for one camp with an established fighter" expert. Chisora has been thriving with him and (hilariously) did much better than AJ against Usyk.

    It doesn't seem like he has the answer though, not sure there is an answer if AJ insists on having the rematch in March. He needs at least a year and a tuneup fight to really make a change.
  14. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 16, 2020
    Usyk doesn't box like Loma if we look in depth.
    Usyk will not listen and read bragging and trash talk like Loma did. He mentally is different than Loma.

    And how coach change might deal with reality: A.J is quickly getting tired when he attempts to KO someone.
    Pulev fight: A.J looked good, Pulev almost done, then surprise: A.J tired after 3 rounds boxed vs Pulev?

    A.J btw is not bad boxer and very powerful, both hands are good and he might box for cards too.
    Vs Pulev he simply looked tired after 3 rd round. Otherwise Pulev didn't had lasted till 6 th round.
  15. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 1, 2010
    Or James Ali Bashir.