Anthony Joshua is prepared for his fight on Saturday in Saudi Arabia, according to his trainer Robert Garcia.
After losing a unanimous decision and all three of his heavyweight championships to the outstanding Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk last September in London, Joshua will meet him again.
For the first time, renowned trainer Garcia will be on Joshua’s side. After agreeing to train with Joshua in England with Angel Fernandez, he took over for Rob McCracken that month.
“The team did their job, Angel Fernandez, myself and the rest of the team,” he said.
“The champion did what he was supposed to do. We’re ready, we’re ready to do it. It was a challenge coming off a loss and getting him to do the game plan and do it in training.
“It’s a ‘must-win’ fight. Preparations have been tough, but I like the pressure. Robert Garcia, Angel Fernandez, members of my previous team as well; they’ve been pushing me, challenging me, ensuring I stay focused, and positioning me to get the job done and emerge victorious come Saturday night.
“I’m looking forward to it. I want to compete. I’m looking forward to it. I can’t really say much else but you’ve got to have a competitive spirit. I’m prepared to do whatever it takes and I’m looking forward to competing this weekend.”
“This is what competition is all about; setting goals I want to achieve and being disciplined enough to follow them through. That’s competition with myself. As you mentioned with the belts, they mean something but that’s all at the end of the target. It’s not like I’m skipping the process. I’m focused on the process.