Joshua can knockout Usyk “100%” says Robert Garcia
By way of Adam Baskin: Instructor Robert Garcia has no doubts in his ideas that Anthony Joshua can knock out IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk in their rematch on Saturday night time time at the Jeddah Superdome in Saudi Arabia.
From what Garcia has seen of Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs) in training camp and from looking at his previous combat against Usyk ultimate September, he believes he’s made enough improvements in his sport throughout the ultimate 11 months to forestall the champion.
Joshua, 32, will wish to transfer out and finally end up Robert’s prediction, and it’s going to be arduous to do because of Usyk has made improvements in his private sport, and he’s not going to place down on the night time time.
“100%. We’ve been looking at among the ones punches he connected throughout the first combat, and I wasn’t there. I didn’t know Anthony Joshua then,” said trainer Robert Garcia to iFL TV when asked if Joshua would possibly simply knock out Usyk.
“But when I were given right here to camp, not one, not two, on the other hand everybody in camp, along side Anthony, knowledgeable me that used to be as soon as the worst camp he ever had. It used to be as soon as just a camp he wasn’t there.
“So if he had this type of bad training camp, the sparring used to be as soon as horrible, they tell me. The sparring partners that we have got are some which were the an identical guys. They’re telling me the an identical issue.
“The principle combat, ‘He [Joshua] wasn’t training. It used to be as soon as easy art work for us. Now it’s so a lot more tricky. He’s punching arduous, and he’s aggressive.’
“Just by that itself, he however managed to win 4 or 5 rounds. Some of the an important judges gave him. One judge gave him 5 rounds. He won a few rounds and landed some superb punches where he shocked Usyk a few events with a immediately correct hook.
“So, if he used to be as soon as in a position to check out this on definitely one among his worst days and perhaps Usyk’s perfect imaginable potency, well, what makes me assume he can’t do it now with a very good potency, a very good training camp, and a different mentality, different team of workers behind him.
“Even if there’s a large number of the an identical people, on the other hand a different voice. A brand spanking new voice, and I think he must finally end up it too. Do I think he can knock him out? 100% positive he can knock him out,” said Garcia.