Robert Garcia claims 'everything is in Anthony Joshua’s advantage' ahead of Oleksandr Usyk rematch

"Seeing the size difference, the height, the reach, the weight, everything is in Anthony’s advantage."

Anthony Joshua's new trainer - Robert Garcia - has claimed that "everything" is in the former world champion's advantage ahead of his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk.

The Brit was dethroned last September at The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. He bravely - and perhaps foolishly - went into the Usyk fight with the intention of outboxing the Ukrainian.

Unsurprisingly, this game plan did not pay off. Usyk showed his class as he comfortable won on points to become a two-weight world champion.

The former cruiserweight was not forced out of second gear for large portions of the contest and he hurt Joshua late into their title fight.

Joshua has since recognised where he went wrong in the first fight and he has parted ways with Robert McCracken.

Carl Froch's former trainer had been with AJ all through his journey to become an Olympic gold medallist and two-time world champion.

After months of discussions, Usyk-Joshua 2 has been officially confirmed. The rematch will take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The two fighters and their teams travelled to Saudi Arabia for the first press conference last week. They then made their way to London to face off once again earlier this week.

With Joshua expected to be more aggressive the second time around, Garcia has told reporters that his fighter has "got to take advantage" of his strengths versus Usyk:

"The whole team, everybody around us, is very positive," Garcia said during Wednesday's press conference in London.

"We have to do whatever is takes. We have to come out with different strategies in case one doesn't work.

"We'll be ready for the fight, Anthony is listening. He believes in us and that's the most important thing because in the ring he's got to come out and do what we tell him to do.

"Usyk is a great fighter - I've known him since a few years back when he came to my gym a few times to train.

"He's a very talented fighter. He's got very different ways to fight. Seeing the size difference, the height, the reach, the weight, everything is in Anthony's advantage.

"We've got to take advantage of that. We've got to train him to focus on that and come fight night do what we need to do to win."

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