Anthony Joshua may have veteran coach Robert Garcia in his nook when he faces Oleksandr Usyk of their July 23 rematch in Saudi Arabia.
The information was damaged by ESPN’s Mike Coppinger, who studies that Joshua (24-2, 22 knockouts) has cut up with Robert McCracken, who has been Joshua’s head coach since his beginner days, when he received the tremendous heavyweight gold medal on the 2012 Olympics.
Joshua is in search of to avenge his defeat to the previous undisputed cruiserweight champion from final September, when he was outworked by the smaller however extra aggressive Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs), shedding the WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight titles by unanimous resolution.
Joshua had visited with numerous trainers final yr, together with Ronnie Shields and Eddy Reynoso, earlier than deciding on the Southern California based mostly Garcia. Garcia will prepare Joshua in England for this bout, ESPN studies.
Garcia, a former junior light-weight titleholder and the Boxing Writers’ Affiliation of America Coach of the Yr for 2012, has led numerous fighters to world titles, together with his brother Mikey Garcia, plus Jose Ramirez, Marcos Maidana and Brian Viloria.
The rematch’s location is a return to pleasant terrain for Joshua, who avenged his different defeat, a 2019 stoppage loss to Andy Ruiz, by a unanimous resolution later that yr in Saudi Arabia.
Joshua is rated no. 2 by The Ring whereas Usyk is the no. 1 contender in line with Ring rankings at heavyweight. The heavyweight championship is held by Tyson Fury, who additionally holds the WBC title.