Robert Garcia, who coached Anthony Joshua in his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk, claimed that he and his team did a “great job” helping the Briton prepare for battle, despite returning home from Saudi Arabia without belt.
In one Interview with Fight Hub TVGarcia says that, since being tasked with the corner, he is happy with the improvements Joshua showed.
“The whole boxing world is telling me that he looks so much better, that he has shown a lot of different things that they haven’t seen in him.
Our first fight together, a rematch with Usyk, the toughest boxer in the division and almost over, it says we all did a great job. Not just myself, Angel Fernandez, the rest of the team and Anthony [Joshua] he himself. It’s one of those games you don’t want to lose, but it makes me proud. “
Garcia is conceivable that, if he had had more time and possibly even fought alongside Joshua, the Briton could have reclaimed his world title. This has given the 47-year-old hope that he could be selected to train ‘AJ’ again ahead of the rumored clash with WBC champion Tyson Fury, though, once again , he wanted more time to prepare for the 2012 London gold medalist .
“Hopefully they use me again, after the first, second, third and fourth training camp it will be even better. I want two or three games, before anything big, so we can get to know each other and learn from each other and then go after the big one.”
Robert Garcia knows what it takes to win a world championship, fights so well, he won the IBF featherweight super champion title in 1998 and continues to coach the likes of Nonito Donaire, Marcos Maidana , Mikey Garcia and the current super flyweight champion. Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez.
With the vast experience to support him, Garcia believes Joshua has what it takes to defeat ‘The Gypsy King’.
“His strength is crazy, his speed is also amazing. The power, the speed and the skills he has, he can land solid stabs and he has a right arm that he throws with a lot of power. He can hurt Fury, he gets dropped, he gets hurt. So why couldn’t Anthony? [Joshua] hurt him? “
Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury is all but confirmed on December 3rdbut it remains to be seen whether ‘AJ’ will choose to stick with Garcia as his trainer after suffering defeat in their lone fight against each other.