Robert Garcia Says Anthony Joshua is Becoming a Mean Machine!
During his tenure as a professional face-puncher, two-time heavyweight champion Anthony “AJ” Joshua (24-2, 22 KO’s) has enjoyed many ebbs and flows. In against fighters like Wladimir Klitschko and Andy Ruiz Jr, he had to rally and scoop himself off the canvas to soldier on in battle. Versus Klitschko he won the day. With Ruiz however, AJ was force-fed his first pro defeat.
In either instance, whether weathering a storm in the ring or rebuilding his career, AJ has always shown that he is ready to answer the call of duty. This is why he is seeking to avenge his second defeat, to unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (19-0, 13 KO’s), in the same immediate fashion that he settled the matter with Ruiz. This time however, his corner will be helmed with the talents of his new chief second, Robert Garcia.
NO MORE MISTER NICE GUY
It’s no secret that Joshua went on an American tour in search for a new head coach. Feeling that his style had become stale, he sought to inject some new flavor into his game. After his travels he walked away with a newly forged partnership with Garcia and the two went to work last December. Come fight night, the two will have had the better part of one calendar year under their belt to construct a plan. And as Robert Garcia told to SecondOuts, the fans will likely stand to be the benefactors of their hard work.
“I’ve been here close to two months already. We still got five or six weeks, but I have been coming back since December. So we’ve been working on the same thing since last December, so I think that’s more than enough time.”
“…me and Angel Fernandez are pushing him to be aggressive, to be a mean guy in the ring. To try to hurt anybody in front of him and he is doing that lately. So, I am very happy and pleased with how things are going…he’s got insane power! He probably has more than any other heavyweight in the division so use it, why not?! Look for that power punch, look to hurt his opponent.”
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By: Bakari Simpson