Former 4 division world champion Roy Jones Jr. believes there was miscommunication between Anthony Joshua and his nook, when the British star collided with Oleksandr Usyk of their August rematch.
Joshua had been educated for practically his complete profession by Robert McCracken.
To arrange for the rematch with Usyk, Joshua parted methods with McCracken and employed veteran coach Robert Garcia.
Garcia, like Jones, is a former fighter turned coach.
Jones believes Garcia, who historically trains a lot smaller fighters, had a tricky process in getting ready a heavyweight as huge as Joshua.
“They tried to make the change. However I feel he didn’t actually perceive what they had been asking for and it wasn’t communicated correctly to him, so he may perceive what was being requested of him – that is my outdoors opinion,” Jones instructed OLBG.
“I did not really feel that the change he made was going to be good since you’re getting a smaller man to show you methods to combat an enormous man. So, it was a tricky scenario for Garcia as a result of I do not know if Garcia’s been put in that scenario. I did not need to watch the second as a result of I did not need to lose my hope that he may beat Usyk. [My plan to beat Usyk], it is the identical idea that Garcia had in a way, it is simply that Garcia is a shorter man. He has a unique manner of doing it.
“And to me it might be very troublesome for him to speak to Joshua methods to do one thing – Joshua’s a tall man and Usyk is a tall man. It is onerous for a brief man to clarify one thing to you that he by no means needed to do. I am not tall, however I needed to cope with all of them.
“I went from junior middleweight to heavyweight. No one ever did that within the historical past of the game. My vary is just a little bit completely different than Garcia’s. I do perceive what Garcia’s plan was, however generally completely different backgrounds, other ways of articulating issues to folks – generally they get it, generally they do not – I do not suppose he was capable of articulate it to Joshua the place Joshua actually understood it.”