#sports activities Anthony Joshua ‘mentally defeated HIMSELF’ against Oleksandr Usyk, claims trainer Robert Garcia
Anthony Joshua ‘mentally defeated HIMSELF’ throughout his Saudi bout with Oleksandr Usyk, claims trainer Robert Garcia, because the 47-year-old admits the Brit was dominated within the ultimate rounds
- Anthony Joshua misplaced to Oleksandr Usyk by break up choice final weekend in Jeddah
- The challenger’s trainer Robert Garcia claims Joshua ‘mentally defeated himself’
- He admitted that his crew felt the combat was theirs to lose in the course of the ninth spherical
- The American confessed that Usyk dominated the combat from the tenth spherical
Anthony Joshua’s trainer Robert Garcia believes the 32-year-old suffered defeat to Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia final weekend as a result of he ‘mentally defeated himself’.
Joshua misplaced by the use of break up choice to Usyk, who efficiently defended his IBF, WBO and WBA heavyweight belts after staging a late surge against the British challenger.
Garcia claims his fighter was ‘mentally defeated’ by the tenth spherical, which completely modified the complexion of the bout.
Robert Garcia really feel that Anthony Joshua ‘mentally defeated himself’ against Oleksandr Usyk
According to Garcia, Joshua’s crew advised themselves the combat was theirs to lose within the ninth spherical, and the American trainer has since questioned the Brit’s psychological power on the highest degree.
‘During that ninth spherical, within the nook [we] have been telling ourselves we had the combat,’ he advised IZQUIERDAZO. ‘Oleksandr Usyk got here again stronger.
‘I’ve even thought in these previous couple of days that it was Joshua who mentally defeated himself.
‘Joshua was mentally defeated since spherical 10 or 11. Round 10 was an enormous one for Usyk. That modified the entire combat, and mentally we have been defeated.’
He stated: ‘I’ve thought in these previous couple of days that it was Joshua who mentally defeated himself’
The American revealed that Joshua’s crew felt the bout was theirs to lose within the ninth spherical
The 47-year-old trainer additionally admitted that his crew have been hoping for a knockout from Joshua – or not less than a big blow – in the course of the ultimate phases of the combat, as Usyk was clearly within the ascendency.
He stated: ‘At that time, we have been counting on a very good shot or one thing like that, as a result of Anthony is a tough puncher, and one shot can change a combat.
‘That is what we have been hoping for, one shot, as a result of he was dominated at that time of the combat.’