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Robert Garcia defends his work with Anthony Joshua as the pair split after just one fight together

‘We did better than anyone expected against Usyk’: Robert Garcia defends his work with Anthony Joshua as he breaks his silence after splitting with the heavyweight – and claims ‘any new trainer will look good’ because he is set for ‘easy fights’

  • Robert Garcia and Anthony Joshua have split after just one fight together
  • Garcia feels he did a good job with Joshua despite losing against Oleksandr Usyk
  • Joshua is now looking for a new trainer to replace Garcia ahead of his return
  • Garcia thinks Joshua’s next trainer will be made to look good in his next fight
  • He expects Joshua to come back with an easy fight to build his confidence 

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Robert Garcia is proud of the job that he did with Anthony Joshua despite the Brit losing his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk in their only fight together.

Garcia replaced Rob McCracken as Joshua’s head trainer earlier this year, and was placed in charge of devising the gameplan to topple Usyk after the Ukrainian had comfortably outpointed Joshua in September 2021.

Once again, Joshua came up short but it was a significantly closer affair as Usyk secured a split-decision win. Reflecting on that fight, Garcia feels he got the best out of Joshua even though the result went against him.

Robert Garcia and Anthony Joshua have gone their separate ways after just one fight together

Robert Garcia and Anthony Joshua have gone their separate ways after just one fight together

Garcia thinks Joshua did better than expected in his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk

Garcia thinks Joshua did better than expected in his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk

Garcia thinks Joshua did better than expected in his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk

‘I went in there against Usyk and we still did better than anyone expected,’ Garcia told ES NEWS.

Joshua and Garcia have now split after that defeat, and the 47-year-old trainer has revealed that he was informed of the decision over the phone.

Garcia has explained how continuing to train Joshua was always going to be difficult due to the pair being on opposite sides of the Atlantic.

‘Anthony called me and told me what he was doing. I understand you know, the way he is seeing things and honestly, I wish him the best,’ Garcia said.

‘Even if it was me again, I understand they are trying to fight sometime in the spring, having to go to camp in England it was very difficult for me because I know that Jose [Ramirez] is fighting during that time.

‘So, I’ve got to train his a*** off to get him ready to fight. Also, Bam [Rodriguez] will be fighting during that time.’

Eddie Hearn has spoken about Joshua potentially having a rematch with Dillian Whyte next

Eddie Hearn has spoken about Joshua potentially having a rematch with Dillian Whyte next

Eddie Hearn has spoken about Joshua potentially having a rematch with Dillian Whyte next

Garcia thinks Joshua will take an easy fight instead, and make his new trainer look good

Garcia thinks Joshua will take an easy fight instead, and make his new trainer look good

Garcia thinks Joshua will take an easy fight instead, and make his new trainer look good

Joshua is now looking for a new trainer, and could look to bring in another American to succeed Garcia, with Virgil Hunter and Derrick James both touted as potential replacements.

Promoter Eddie Hearn has talked up the possibility of Joshua facing Deontay Wilder or Dillian Whyte next, but Garcia expects the two-time world champion to look to ease himself back into action with a tune-up fight instead, making it irrelevant who he has in his corner.

Looking ahead, Garcia has urged Joshua to get out of his ‘comfort zone’ if he wants to achieve his full potential.

‘It’s not about Virgil Hunter doing a better job, Derrick James doing a better job or me doing a better job than his previous trainer. It’s about him getting out of his comfort zone and not being the boss and doing what he’s told to do in a place where he’s not comfortable,’ Garcia continued.

‘It doesn’t matter who it is, when he comes back, I know they’re going to pick him two or three easy fights so that’s going to make any trainer look good.’

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