Robert Garcia took the “bad guy” out of Anthony Joshua says Frazer Clarke
Via Craig Daly: Frazer Clarke believes new Anthony Joshua coach Robert Garcia has discovered the “bad guy” needed to beat Oleksandr Usyk on August 20.
Clarke feels 32-year-old Joshua is essentially a “good guy,” and for him to succeed against IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs), he needs to be on the opposite side. with that .
That doesn’t mean Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs) will win for sure if he shows up as a different character to Usyk. It’s still possible that Usyk will clamp Joshua or take advantage of the situation where he dies at some point.
“I feel like [Anthony Joshua is] a good guy. I think someone had to pull the bad guy away from him,“Frazer Clarke said to Sports sky. “I think Robert Garcia was very good at doing that.
“He took it away from him. This could be Britain’s greatest heavyweight boxing night. I feel like people see him as a big underdog, and he could be out in 12 rounds,” Clarke said of Joshua.
“I believe he will make it,” Eddie Hearn said to iFL TV when asked if Joshua would knock Usyk down. “I think it will be a very difficult fight. Usyk is a wonderful person. I believe AJ will do it“Hearn said.
Promoter Hearn has repeatedly indicated in the last month that it will not be the end of Joshua’s career if he loses to Usyk again. Hearn says that AJ is still young and can rebuild again.
“I think Joshua has got the mentality of a champion, where he will dig deep. He’s got the dedication, he’s going to know where he’s gone wrong, and he’s going to try and execute a plan,” Johnny Fisher told Professional Boxing Fans of Joshua.
“I think the more assertive you are with Usyk, the better your chances of being selected. When Usyk fights Chisora, it’s when he’s having his hardest night because it’s a big, awkward, forward-thinking brawler.
“He’s a completely different fighter from Joshua because Joshua is skilled; he has his own abilities. But I think he must have had that offensive style when he comes and bullies him.
“It’s very difficult to do. Saying it is one thing but very difficult to do. I think I will still be with Usyk,” Fisher said.