Anthony Joshua Will Lose To Oleksandr Usyk Again ‘Unless He Lets Me Coach Him’

Anthony Joshua Will Lose To Oleksandr Usyk Again ‘Unless He Lets Me Coach Him’

Tyson Fury played down the impact Robert Garcia will have as Anthony Joshua’s new coach, saying the American won’t help “AJ” beat Oleksandr Usyk this summer.

Joshua suffered a sweeping decision loss to Usyk last September, losing the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO titles to the undefeated Ukrainian in London.

Joshua is set for a rematch with Usyk in August, and the Brit has recruited Garcia to work alongside Angel Fernandez, while the 32-year-old’s longtime coach Rob McCracken has walked away from the field.

“Unless Anthony Joshua goes to Morecambe and lets me train him for this fight, Robert Garcia and 10 men like him won’t make him beat Usyk,” Fury said in an interview with Queensberry Promotions’ YouTube channel.

“Because: First, they don’t know him; two, they don’t know what he has in his engine; and three, he’s not a little Mexican who can take on someone for 15 rounds. If he enters Usyk in the first round and tries to push and be aggressive, he will be killed after four rounds and stopped in seven.

“But if he comes to Morecambe Bay and I teach him how to be a real fighter for 12 rounds and how to deal with these small middleweights, then he will win. But other than that, I see him being defeated again. Two in a row, honey, and that’s it.

Joshua (right) was easily defeated by Oleksandr Usyk in September (Getty Images)

Joshua (right) was easily defeated by Oleksandr Usyk in September (Getty Images)

“But if he wants to resurrect his career, please come to the man who has never lost a fight in his life, is undefeated for 13 years and has retired as only the second heavyweight in history to be at the top of the game – he has won every belts. in history there is to win.”

Joshua’s only previous loss as a professional came in June 2019 when he was knocked out by Andy Ruiz Jr at Madison Square Garden in New York. Later that year, AJ avenged the loss by overcoming the Mexican-American to regain the heavyweight belts he had lost to him in the first fight – and which would later fall to Usyk.

When asked if Usyk – the only undisputed crossweight champion of the four-belt era, before his switch to heavyweight – could knock out Joshua, Fury said: “It all depends on Robert Garcia’s game plan and how fast he wants it. [Joshua] to get chin.

Tyson Fury retained the WBC heavyweight title by knocking out Dillian Whyte in April (Nick Potts/PA) (PA Wire)

Tyson Fury retained the WBC heavyweight title by knocking out Dillian Whyte in April (Nick Potts/PA) (PA Wire)

“To have a style to keep pushing forward and pushing somebody, when you’re a big man like him and me, you need to have two V12 engines. You need to be able to take punches too, and you need to have bitches like King Kong. None of the three above he has.

“Other than that, he has to have the best game plan ever. The way I see him doing it, if he trains with [Garcia]is that he can hit you with a big punch – which he didn’t do last time – and try to knock him out like that.

“Honestly, if he goes up front and tries to be aggressive and all that with Usyk, I think he’ll be stopped in eight rounds, and I mean that.”

Fury knocked out Dillian Whyte in April to retain the WBC heavyweight title in an all-British match at London’s Wembley Stadium.

Fury had vowed not to fight again after that feud, but the 33-year-old has now opened the door for a showdown with the winner of Joshua-Usyk 2.

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