Robert Garcia has weighed in on a potential heavyweight clash between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder and Garcia, like most, does not envisage the fight going the distance.
Garcia believes the outcome would simply be determined by which of the huge punchers was able to land first.
In an interview with Izquierdazo, Garcia said:
“I think that is a fight that wouldn’t go to the scorecards. Both of them hit hard. Many may think that Wilder is going to knock out AJ, but I think that whoever hits first [will win the fight].
I worked with Anthony, and he hits hard. I have never felt Wilder’s power, but it looks like a hard punch. But Anthony’s punching power is very strong. I think that Anthony has the same punching power as Wilder, it can’t be less strong than Wilder.
So I think that whoever hits first wins the fight”.
Garcia oversaw Joshua’s camp for his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk last year where, even though the result went against him, ‘AJ’ was deemed by most to have put in a better performance.
Despite this, it seems Garcia’s services are no longer required by Joshua and he appears to be on the hunt for yet another new head coach.
The former unified world champion has been on a tour of various gyms in America and spent time with the likes of Derrick James and Virgil Hunter.
An announcement on Joshua’s training situation is expected in the coming weeks, as he looks to get preparation underway for his comeback bout in the spring.
Promoter Eddie Hearn recently revealed the plan is for his charge to fight three times in 2023 – a return fight against a top 15 opponent, a rematch with Dillian Whyte in the summer and then a mega fight with either Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder.