Anthony Joshua’s former trainer Robert Garcia has weighed in on his fast approaching rematch with old foe Dillian Whyte.
8 years on from their memorable British title fight, Joshua and Whyte will lock horns at the 02 Arena on August 12th, in a fight where defeat would all but spell the end for both men.
Speaking to Boxing News, Garcia explained why he believes his former charges “great power” should see him over the line against Whyte.
“I’m not familiar with Dillian Whyte, but I’ve always said Anthony Joshua is very talented. He has power that the boxing world doesn’t give him credit for, so fights can end in one punch.”
“Somebody like Anthony who is very athletic and has that great power, he could finish the fight with one punch. And I think that’s what we’ll be seeing in his next fight.”
Garcia only worked with Joshua for one fight, his unsuccessful rematch with Oleksandr Usyk last August, and has since been publicly critical of Joshua’s camp set up and admitted he asked the former unified world champion’s management to send him home.
‘AJ’ has since relocated to Dallas to work with Derrick James, who also coaches the likes of Errol Spence Jr, Jermell Charlo and Ryan Garcia.
His first outing under James came back in April, a relatively underwhelming decision victory against Jermaine Franklin. However, Joshua and Whyte have been rivals since they were teenagers, and there is a view that ‘The Bodysnatcher’ could be the perfect opponent to bring the spite back into Joshua’s work.
With a financially lucrative dust up with Deontay Wilder in Saudi Arabia at risk, the stakes couldn’t really be much higher for Joshua.