OLEKSANDR USYK is training alongside Deontay Wilder's coach Malik Scott for his rematch against Anthony Joshua.
Scott cornered Wilder in the American's epic trilogy bout against Tyson Fury last October, which ended in defeat.
The former heavyweight contender is also a former sparring partner of Usyk's, who now coaches Gerald Washington.
It is believed Washington, 40, is sparring with Usyk, 35, currently, meaning Scott is helping oversee the sessions.
He posted on Instagram: "PSA: I'm here in Dubai, UAE, training camp working with Heavyweight champions Alexander Usyk, Gerald Washington and other future champions."
Scott, 41, was widely praised for his work with Wilder, 36, helping reform the hard-hitter's style.
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But as the former WBC champion ended up floored three times and knocked out, some said Scott working with Usyk will benefit Joshua.
One said: "Malik Scott training Usyk. This is fantastic news for AJ fans."
Another tweeted: "Usyk brought you in! That’s interesting."
One added: "Malik Scott in camp with Usyk for the AJ fight?"
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Joshua, 32, was beaten last September but gets his immediate rematch on August 20 in Saudi Arabia.
But AJ has been warned he is "in trouble" with Usyk sharing brutal sparring rounds with Kazakh prospect Nursultan Amanzholov, 29.
Amanzholov’s manager Aamir Ali told Sky Sports: "He [Amanzholov] says there are days when Usyk goes to war with him.
"It's not easy to hurt to Nursultan but he's been on the receiving end a few times.
“But a lot of his heavyweights have been sent back home, if they can't stay in camp. They can't keep up.
"He says [Usyk] is in tremendous shape for this camp.
"He said as soon as [Usyk] came back from Jeddah, from the press conference, the day he arrived back, he phoned up Nursultan who was sitting in his hotel and said to him, 'I want you sparring today.'
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“Literally got off the plane and started sparring straightaway and [Amanzholov] said he was in a foul mood.
“He was in a really angry mood, wanted to go to war. Anthony Joshua's in trouble."
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