Anthony Joshua will beat Wladimir Klitschko, according to his coach
Joshua three times put the Ukrainian on the canvas in their epic fight at Wembley Stadium in April, eventually knocking his opponent out in the 11th round.
The contract between the two fighters included a rematch clause and Klitschko is now understood to be considering whether to activate it or not.
“Boxing’s a funny thing because Klitschko will be doubly determined if he does accept the fight," McCracken told Boxing News.
"At the minute the fight’s not been agreed.
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“Klitschko I suppose is weighing up his options before he makes a decision.
"But he’s a very successful boxer, with big punching power, and he’ll believe in himself and if he does take the rematch, then he’ll be coming to win.
"Anthony knows what he’s up against now. He’s been in there with him.
"Some of the mistakes he made, he knows what he can do better and the weaknesses in what Klitschko does that he can capitalise on. So it’s a fight I’m sure Anthony will be looking forward to.
"If Klitschko takes it he’ll be up for it and he’ll look forward to it.”
McCracken was impressed with the way Joshua learned as the fight went on, although admitted his charge did get over-excited after flooring Klitschko in the fifth round.
The Brit was subsequently knocked down himself while trying to "load up" his punches too much but did not make the same mistake again, showing maturity beyond his years to beat a man with 50 more profession fights than him.
“It was three or four fights early, in my opinion, because [Joshua] been a pro three-and-a-half years,” McCracken added.
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"Klitschko had been arguably the best heavyweight for the last 15 years or whatever.
"He’s been the number one for the last decade until he got beat by Fury.
"So it was always a risk.
"It was worth the risk though, I looked at it and thought if Anthony didn’t make too many mistakes.
“He obviously made some mistakes but you’re going to against someone of that experience and that ability and obviously very heavy-handed Klitschko as well.”