Roy Jones Jr. approves of Anthony Joshua’s newest trainer.

The former heavyweight champion has not publicly announced his newest coach, but many believe it is Derrick James, the Dallas, Texas-based trainer best known for his work with welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. and undisputed junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo.

Joshua had been on the hunt for a new trainer ever since he dropped a second consecutive fight to WBO, WBA, IBF heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk in August in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. If Joshua is indeed working with James, it will be the second time in a row he has gone with a different trainer. In the lead-up to the Usyk rematch, Joshua parted ways with longtime trainer Robert McCracken and linked up with Robert Garcia.

In his latest search for a new coach, Joshua seriously considered employing the services of Jones, the Hall of Fame fighter and current trainer of Chris Eubank Jr.

Jones gave his full endorsement of Joshua’s choice, saying he believes James will be able to get Joshua to properly “apply pressure” as a big man.

“Great decision, great decision,” Jones said of Joshua’s new trainer in a recent interview with Pro Boxing Fans. “I told him before he did it that I thought it was a great decision, a great move. I said if you feel comfortable there, don’t keep going around looking. If you’re comfortable, stay where you’re comfortable at.

“[I told him], don’t come to me, it’ll just confuse you more. And now he’ll be like, ‘Should I go here or…?’ No — don’t do that. If you’re comfortable there, stay there, where you’re at. And then a couple of days later he said OK. He stayed with James, and that was perfect for him because I think James may be able to get him to apply the type of pressure that he needs to apply as a bigger man when he fights people like Usyk.”

Joshua is expected to return to the ring in April, according to his promoter Eddie Hearn. Jermaine Franklin, the heavyweight from Michigan, was recently reported as a potential opponent. Demsey Kean of Australia was another name that had been floated as a possibility.

Jones believes wholeheartedly that Joshua will be able to become a champion again.

“Of course he can,” Jones said. “Of course he can. He’s a very intelligent fighter, he’s a very talented fighter. Of course he can become world champion again.”