Anthony Joshua’s trainer, Robert Garcia has expressed hope that Joshua will bomb heavyweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk from the outside in their rematch on August 20, boxing247.com. reports.
Garcia has been working with former IBF/WBA/WBO champion Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs) for the last five weeks, and he’s happy with the progress they’ve made towards the second clash with Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs).
According to him, Joshua does not need to bother attacking the body of Usyk, as promoter Eddie Hearn would like to see him try. Garcia said that the 6’6’ Joshua can use his height and long reach to dominate Usyk behind his jab, and right hand.
“Everything is going great. He knows how important this fight is, and he just did a deal with DAZN,” Garcia told Fight Hub TV about Joshua and their preparation for the rematch against Usyk.
“That deal is huge, but he has to win. So, he knows the importance, and he wants to win. He’s mentally ready, training hard, and we’re going to go out there and do our job,” he said.
Oleksandr Usyk became the new unified heavyweight world champion after dethroning Anthony Joshua with an incredible performance in London last year September.
The Ukrainian put on a masterclass in front of 65,000 fans inside Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, outclassing Joshua over 12 rounds, and hurting the defending champion on numerous occasions.
The scorecards – 117-112, 116-112, 115-113 – were all for Usyk and there was a mere shrug of the shoulders from Joshua as the second defeat of his professional career was confirmed.